Sunday, April 8, 2012

A sweet boy's birthday

Today is my son's 3rd birthday. An Easter baby. Every day I am thankful and grateful that Archer is a part of this world. Today we will be have the Lobb gang for an early dinner. 20 people in our 1200 square foot home - oh my!

I am excited about the birthday menu. My virtual friend Jenny at Nourished Kitchen gave me a few ideas as well.

  • Grilled chicken breasts and pastured sausage
  • Mexican quinoa salad
  • Greens with kefir herb dressing 
  • sauerkraut
  • Veggies with hummus, guacamole and yogurt cheese herb dip
  • Devilled eggs using homemade lacto fermented mayonnaise
The birthday cake is of course our tried and true go to recipe for birthdays - Coconut Flour Cake with homemade coconut ice cream. This was actually my 'birthing cake' recipe. When I was in early labour I made this cake ;) It was fun and memorable to actually have a birthday cake the next day (actually 2 days later). We shared it with our midwife and grandparents.

This is always a day for me to reflect as well. I remember every detail of those 22 hours of labour and I wouldn't change a thing.

"We are humbled by the awesome power of this moment.  From our lives we have brought forth life.  Through our love we have fashioned a child of love.  May our child be a blessing to all he meets.  And may he count us among his blessings as well. "   Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro

Happy Birthday Archer!!!

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