Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentines and Treats

How nice that Valentine's Day fell on a Saturday this year, we got to spend the whole day celebrating. Olivia and Maxwell went to a party Saturday night at the home of one of our church pastors. Several of the families from church hosted children so that their parents could celebrate Valentine's kiddie-free! We took our smallest Valentine with us to dinner, she really enjoyed getting dressed up and going on a date with mommy and daddy.

Her eyes in this picture make me laugh.

Mommy and Daddy's three Valentine's

I had been wanting to try to make cookies on a stick with royal icing for a while, so what better time than Valentine's Day! I decided to make these cookies for the kids to give to their friends and teachers during their school parties on Friday. It took about 2 1/2 days to make the cookies, each layer of icing needs to dry for 24 hrs, it was completely worth it though, the cookies turned out great and actually tasted really good!! One of Maxwell's teachers thought they were store bought, so I consider that a success!

Abigail had to make a trip to the doctor today to have a rash checked out. She weighed in at 16lbs 7ozs, that's about the 30th perecentile for her age of 7 1/2 months. She's eating really well and has not turned down one fruit or vegetable yet. Her doctor suggested to continue feeding solids twice a day (she's eating about 4ozs at a time) and nursing 6-7 times a day. She stressed that it's very important for her to continue to nurse b/c that is where her nourishment comes from, not the solids. The solids just get her ready to eat textured food once she turns one year old. She needs the fat from the milk to help grow her brain and that is
super see, Hudson and I are banking on all three kids being super smart so that they can all get full scholarships to college. We'd like to use their college funds to take some luxurious and exotic vacations around the world once we are empty nesters. Huh, what? Oh wow, I just woke up from a dream....anyway, Abigail is doing just fine. ;)


Mer said...

I can't believe you made 50 something of those!!! They are so cute....the kids and the cookies that is.

Beth said...

Those cookies are GORGEOUS! I love them! What an awesome job you did!