Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Birthday Boy! (belated)

Well, our little man turned three on Tuesday! It's hard to believe that this little ball of energy has been with us for that long. (It has been crazy the past few weeks. I'll post more on that later...some fun news to share!) We actually celebrated his birthday on Sunday because it worked better for everyone and we were also hosting our house church at our home Tuesday evening.

Lucas seemed to enjoy himself. I've started him on a gluten free/ casein free diet for his PDD-NOS, but I was determined the menu would remain tasty and refreshing. I marinated chicken all day for grilling. It turned out great- so moist! We also grilled vegetable kabobs drizzled in olive oil, salt and pepper. Lucas loves corn on the cob so I made sure I had plenty available, along with a fruit salad and a variety of chips. All of it turned out great. I was pleased and relieved.

For his cake I made a GF/CF banana Bundt cake and it turned out great! Even the gluten/casein eating people thought it was great! Thank goodness for the Gluten Free Goddess blog! I tried to decorate his cake in a train theme with fruit "leathers", Lifesavers, fruit chews and chocolate was rather ugly but he didn't care.

Blowing out birthday candles!

There is only one way to eat cake!


You are a joy and a true gift from God! I am so glad He has given us the privilege of raising you. You bless me everyday with your kisses, spontaneous hugs and shouts of "I love you!". You have taught me so much about myself and what it means to put my selfish desires to the side (not that I have even come close to perfecting this). You have helped me to grow in depth and maturity. Loving you has helped me to love God more, because I see that I fall short in being the mom I want to be for you and Lydia. It is only through His wisdom, grace and love that I can even come close.

I look forward to the years ahead of us! I love you!

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Sorry, there's been no recent post. Lucas, Lydia and I are all sick this weekend. I have some nasty cold symptoms and they just have high fevers. Thank goodness work had to give someone the day off tomorrow... it happened to be my turn. I tell you I cannot remember how many times God has worked that out. I have had many instances when I was given the day off when the kids started running a fever. It's nice to not have to call in sick. I get only 3 incidences per rolling calendar year, so it adds up fast! I hope to post again soon!