Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Brother Love and Menu Love

Since the minute we told my three year old son that he was going to be a big brother, he had many questions that led to a ton of excitement.  We had lots of talks about if the baby was going to be a brother or a sister, what it means to be a brother, and who mommy and daddy's brothers and sisters were.  
But I don't think he fully grasped the concept of being a big brother till our little one was born.  I will never ever forget the moment when Ayden met Asher.  I will forever remember the way he tried to hide his pure excitement behind his shy smile and his big eyes wide open with curiosity!  It is so hard to describe the emotion, excitement, and love Ayden had that moment in time.  I couldn't help myself but to cry those tears of overwhelming love when I saw Ayden look at Asher for the first time.  Ayden was so calm and compassionate to me and Asher.  He kept giving Asher little kisses and then he would look up at me and just put his hand on my cheek so softly.  It was the sweetest moment in my life.  My heart was so full and so warm.  I knew from that moment that these two boys were going to be the best of friends. 
With all the sweet moments that come with sibling love, we are still working on what it means to be gentle and calm around little brother.  I believe it could be like opening a Christmas present that you can't play with right away.  Ayden just wants to play with his little brother who he loves so dearly but is trying so very hard to understand that his little brother just can't play quite yet.  It has been a challenge but we are working on it. 
So for now we are working on singing songs to little brother, making him smile, and showing him all the amazing things that big brother wants to show him.....footballs, books, bubbles, jumping skills!  Soon the wrestling, digging, soccer playing, and fort building will be happening!

Now that my baby boy has been more awake and noticing the world around him, he has been in awe with his big brother.  Asher will just sit and stare at Ayden with this look of amazement.  I can tell from just the little looks and smiles he gives his big brother that he loves him so much already!  It is incredible to just sit and watch them together and watch their bond grow! 

Okay...On to menu planning.  I am back!  I am back to full on menu planning!  After my son was born we had so many of our amazing family and friends bring us meals, that I didn't have to think about what to make for several weeks.  It was such a blessing and we are so grateful for our loved ones who helped us out.  I also froze several meals as well.  I didn't even have to think about menu planning till the past month!   I am excited to try new recipes and share them.  And pretty soon I will be including a whole section of this blog to making your own baby food.  One of my favorite things I did with my first  son!  Stay tuned!  Of course all of our meals are organically and sustainably made as much as possible! This weeks menu is full of vegetables that we grew ourselves in our backyard and our little farm we grow on!


MONDAY:  Salmon burgers, green salad, and kale chips  

WEDNESDAY:  Spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce and spinach salad

THURSDAY:  Leftovers

FRIDAY:  Baked Salmon, Parmesan Stuffed Tomatoes, and Green Bean Salad

What are you cooking this week?


"Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero."  ~Marc Brown


  1. I love the recipes you post! Thanks :)

  2. so very sweet...siblings are the best!
    fall has arrived here in MN and i'm excited to make soup. going to give that tortellini soup recipe a try. it looks delicious!

  3. Thanks for stopping by ladies! Let me know what you think of the soup, Anna. I forgot to post on my blog that we omit the sausage since we don't eat meat. But it is delicious without it!

    Thank you!


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