Sunday, March 27, 2011

Declan's Blessing

Declan had his baby blessing at church today! It was a wonderful day and I was so grateful that some of our family and friends could be there. We are so lucky and grateful for all the love and support that we have so close by. One of our friends in the ward wrote down the blessing and gave it to me at the end of the meeting. I didn't even think to write it down and I was sooooooo grateful that she did.

Declan is a very calm and happy little dude which has made the transition to 2 kids easier, especially since Kaylee is DEFINITELY in her terrible 2 phase. We love our little Declan and are so blessed to have him in our family!

St. Patricks Day!

This year I wanted to do something fun for Kaylee and go all out for St. Patrick's Day. I had planned on making a leprechaun trap and having her go on a little treasure hunt but things didn't really work out the way I had planned. I started making the trap but ran out of time and patience so I wasn't able to finish it. Maybe I will try again next year. Maybe. :) I ended up decorating a little treasure chest and filling it with some candy. I gave it to her the morning of St. Patrick's day and told her the leprechaun left it for her. She loved it!!! I think mostly because she LOVES chocolate!!

We had our good friends Ethan and Ellen over the day before St. Patrick's day and made cute leprechaun pictures. So much fun!!!

I tried out a new sugar cookie recipe and made shamrock shaped sugar cookies with green frosting. They were very yummy and I am so glad that I found a good sugar cookie recipe. You can find the recipe here. My parent's had us over for a yummy corned beef and cabbage dinner and I brought some of the cookies along for dessert. Dinner was so DELICIOUS!!! I think I could have eaten all of the corned beef myself! So good!!!

I am trying harder to make holidays more fun for Kaylee and help create some great memories for her. I guess this is a steps right?! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! :)

" Look what I got!!"
My sad attempt at making a leprechaun trap. Kaylee enjoying the treasure the leprechaun left her.

Our Growing Boy!

We took Declan in for his 2 month check-up a little over a week ago and here are his stats: Height: 22 inches (35th percentile) Weight: 11 lbs 7 ozs (65th percentile) Head: 15.5 cms (58th percentile) Love, love, love this little guy!!!