Saturday, November 28, 2009

Benjamin's Birthday

We kept Benjamin's birthday presents pretty simple this year, since he's too little to understand, but even so, I hadn't expected his favorite present to be...toothbrushes! He was pretty excited about them - too bad he's not so excited about brushing his teeth!

We enjoyed celebrating Benjamin's birthday with our families! He received lots of fun presents - and I was pleased with all of the good toy choices! =) By the time we got around to the cake and ice cream, though, he was too tired out from everything to really even eat it. He did have a cupcake the next day, but he doesn't like ice cream! I'm sure that will change someday!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

May God bless you and your family today!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Birthday, Benjamin!

Benjamin is One!!!
It's so hard to believe that my little baby is a year old! It is so amazing to look back at all the pictures from the past year and to see how much he has grown and changed. What better way to document his first year than with some of my favorite pictures from the last twelve months?

He is such a fun-loving, cheerful, curious little boy! He is such a blessing in our lives!

Birthday Banner

I took a break from Christmas presents a couple of weeks ago and decided to make something for more immediate celebrations - birthdays! I've been wanting to make one of these cute pennant banners, so I made a "Happy Birthday" banner, which I hung over our sliding glass doors. I love how it dressed up the window!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

A couple weeks ago I cooked and pureed the pumpkins we had gotten at the farm. It ended up taking me a while, as my blender could only handle a small amount of pumpkin at a time. I ended up with about 14 cups of puree from my two small-to-medium sized pumpkins, which I was pleased with. I put it all in the freezer, but pulled some out the other day and made some muffins today! Homemade pumpkin puree doesn't have as strong of a flavor as canned pumpkin, but they were still delicious - even with mostly whole wheat flour and not much sugar! It is so satisfying to use ingredients that you prepared yourself - you know they're fresh and healthy!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, Seth!

It's Seth's birthday tomorrow! We'll be enjoying a simple celebration with family! Happy Birthday!