Saturday, July 12, 2008

Berries and Cream

I found this recipe on After you get to her blog, click on the cooking section and then go to Dairy. You will find the recipe for this delectable delight there. I love her cooking blog, it makes it so easy for my daughter Ashlynn who loves to bake and cook to follow her recipes. Every recipe that we have tried are a definite keepers. We made this about a week ago, and I am dying to have it again. It is that good. I really like her way of cooking. The ingredients are basic and simple. One her blog she shows you step by step with pictures, so there is really no way, even for the beginning chef to mess them up. Her recipes are not low fat, by any means. Let me know what you think. I would love to hear what your favorite recipe is.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart. Danish Proverb Such tiny hands to hold our hearts forever.
When a women puts her finger for the first time into the tiny hand of her baby and feels that helpless clutch which tightens her very heartstrings, she is born again with the newborn child. Kate Douglas Wiggin

Cooper's Tiny Hands 7/11/2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

One Month Already!!

My precious baby boy your first month has flown by.....You have been such a fun new addition to our family. You are so loved by your daddy, momma and three older sisters who fight over--- who is going to take care of you first. During the day I am lucky if I can steal a few moments alone with you. It seems you and I only meet up when you are hungry... Your other mother's called your sisters love to hold you , change you and dress you...You seem to love all the attention. Today the girls went to the marina to enjoy the day in the sun, and I could tell you missed all the doting that they give to you, because I could not get anything done....You have such a sweet personality, and are laid back just like your daddy, but you definitely let us know when you want something....You kick and cry, I have to sometimes laugh at your little temper, because I see you peek open you eyes, just to see who is watching you....Once you see we are all watching you you throw in a little kick for the finale and then you are done.... You are so different then your sister's where, as far as eating goes. You are always hungry and have grown almost two inches and gained three pounds in this last month. As soon as you wake up you are hungry. I had a very difficult time nursing you in the beginning, and almost gave up completely after the first challenging week. I was so sad when I thought that I couldn't nurse you. We have both compromised and I nurse you in the morning and at night. We give you a bottle during the day, which you seem to like and it also gives everybody a chance to feed you. At church a nice lady takes you into Relief Society so that I can teach my class. You came home stuffed. She thought you were starving so she fed you two bottles. You looked like a stuffed sausage and were miserable the rest of the day.. I thought babies only ate when they were you, if I could- you would eat all day long.....
You have boy hands and the most adorable kissable toes ever....I just love to hold and touch them. You are growing so fast. I want to cherish every moment.
I look at you when you sleep and wonder what you will be like when you grow up. I know I need learn so much about little boys, so that I can teach my little boy the right way to be. I hope I can be a good mommy for you. You have the best dad. He adores you. He calls you his little buddy. It is funny when you are both sitting together. You look just alike, with your little bellies. It cracks us up. You sometimes even sleep with your mouth wide open, just like your dad. Even though you are only one month old, I cannot imagine our life without you. We are so lucky, to have you. You are loved. I knew your little spirit was out there waiting to come to earth. Waiting to come to our family. There were days that I yearned for you so badly, and I thought you wouldn't come, and when I was settled in the fact that you were not to come to us, Heavenly Father blessed us with the most wonderful surprise...YOU.

First Day Home!

This was Cooper's First Picture at home...He is already a month old.... Updated pictures will be posted soon.......