Happy Birthday, Matthew!
Today Matthew turned two years old.
On Sunday afternoon we hosted an intimate party to celebrate with family and friends. We had an amazing time and Matthew did not want the day to end! Stay tuned for a post with photos and the party menu tomorrow.
On this special day, I look back on the last two years that we have spent as a family. I especially remember the sunny, warm morning that Matthew was born. The speed and ease to which he entered the world still leaves me in awe. From the moment of his birth, he has been on a mission… to enjoy every last minute of life. Soaking up the moments, playing till he drops and wearing his heart on his sleeve.
From the very first time that I held Matthew, it was clear to me what had been so difficult to define the earlier years of my life – my purpose. God had been preparing me for motherhood my entire life and I had been completely clueless to it. Before being a mother, I was a successful business woman and happy wife, a clean eater and heavy lifter. I relished my time in the kitchen, staying active with Allan and taking in beautiful design. After becoming a mother, I still enjoy all of these activities, but now they have more purpose – heart. I am more fulfilled in my daily activities and am blessed beyond measure every day by the sweetness of my little love.
So, what have Matthew and I been up to this morning?
As a family, we started the day off with Blueberry Pancakes – one of Matthew’s favorite foods.
For second breakfast Matthew had banana and peanut butter bites along with a few sips of my Watermelon Protein Slushie.
Matthew dined on grilled cheese made with grass-fed cheddar on sprouted wheat bread with a pickle, peas and watermelon for lunch (all of his current favorite foods).
Both the Blueberry Pancakes and Watermelon Slushie are new recipes that I am would like to post this afternoon… providing Matthew decides to fall asleep and not simply sing and play during nap time. If both recipes are posted, I will check back and link up to the recipage entries.
Later tonight I plan to make baked sweet potatoes (made similarly to Pioneer Woman’s Crash Hot Potatoes) and kale chips accompanied by an egg for Matthew and pork tenderloin for Allan and I.