Friday, January 27, 2012

Liam Week #4

Today Liam is officially 1 month old.  Happy Birthday to our precious baby boy!!
He just keeps growing and growing!!

 We caught a smile on camera - love it!!

Starting to pick up his head, and very aware of mom, dad, and Gavin when he sees and hears us.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Unique Gift Ideas

It's always fun to find a new creative gift to give someone.  Personally I always enjoy homemade gifts, gifts from local stores, or handmade vendors.  Well lucky me, Rachael found me on Twitter - which I'm still not really used to using.  I clicked on her profile and loved her blog and her business Forever Stone.  She posts about lots of things that I am also interested in so I'm looking forward to reading it:  Also, check out her stone website for some cute gift ideas (can you say Valentines Day??) 
secret:  if you go to her blog she's giving this necklace away...not sure why I'm sharing this information, it lessens my chances of winning :)

Race Day

Another race for Jason.  PF Chang's Rock N Roll Arizona 1/2 marathon.  Barb took the little ones in the  new double stroller and went out to support Daddy.  We almost missed him (not as easy getting around the new course, and with 2 little ones), but we made it.  Jason had a record breaking time...again. 
 He just keeps getting faster and faster! 
Daddy & Gavin 
 Gavin, Daddy, Liam (and Goldfish)
 Daddy & Liam
Jason, Liam, and Barb
As usual, we were all very proud of Jason!  

Next up...the Ragnar Relay at the end of February.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Liam Week #3

Yes he is precious when he sleeps, but as you can see from week to week he is more and more alert.  He is starting to pick his head up now too.  They really, truly do grow so fast.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dr. Reuss

The doctor that took such good care of mommy and Liam for 10 months.  Our family really, really, really likes Dr. Reuss and his staff!!  And I can't help but compare the similarities of the two boys...2 1/2 years ago.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First Bath

We had a much better experience with Liam's first bath than we did with Gavin's.  We had no idea what we were doing with Gavin!!  This time we were organized and better prepared for what we needed.  Liam seemed to like the bath - no screaming like his brother.  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Liam Week #2

Visitors are continuing to come - we love having the company and being able to share our new peanut with everyone.  Below Great Grandpa Hendricks and co-worker Jamie came during Liam's second week of life.  He also had a special visit from the stork :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Liam Week #1

Our blog was started with the intention of having a way to keep family and friends informed and current with our lives (specifically with Gavin).  We all get so many e-mails all the time that we didn't think sending out a weekly update e-mail was going to do the trick; plus you always end up forgetting someone.

Well now our bundle of joy #2 has arrived and we've committed to do the same.  Everyone says you'll never take the same amount of pictures of you second or third children as you did your first.  We're hoping to change that standard at our house.  We do love to document our life through photos.  Plus we think our kids are adorable (that's our job as parents) so we try to capture every cute moment they have.

These are a few photos of Liam's first week of life.  He's now 3 weeks old...and cuter than the first week. We'll update more pictures later in the week.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Scrumptious Sundays

Another successful recipe from Runner's World magazine.  We made this last night for Jason's pre-race dinner.  It was so, so, so good.  And now Barb has leftovers for the week too.  For our non-meat lover friends, you can substitute the chicken for spinach and mushroom...we'll try that one next.

Quick, Creamy Chicken Lasagna
  • 15 lasagna noodles (we used whole wheat), cooked al dente
  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup chicken or veggie broth
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 400°F. Combine chicken, basil, 8 ounces of cream cheese, and 1/4 cup broth. Mix remaining 4 ounces cream cheese with 1/4 cup broth in a small bowl; set aside. To assemble, spread 1/3 cup marinara on the bottom of baking dish, then assemble 4 layers in the following order: 3 lasagna noodles, 2/3 cup marinara, 1 cup chicken filling, 3/4 cup mozzarella, and 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Top with remaining 3 noodles, the cream cheese-broth mixture, 3/4 cup mozzarella, and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Cover with cooking spray-coated foil and bake until bubbly, about 45 minutes. Leaving lasagna on same rack, turn oven to broil. Remove foil and broil until lasagna is golden brown, 5 minutes. Remove from oven; let sit for 10 minutes. Serves 12.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

He's Arrived

Liam Patrick Hendricks
8 pounds 8 ounces
21.5 inches long
Finally arrived via C-Section Tuesday December 27, 2011 at 8:08 am
We couldn’t be happier.  He’s adorable, lovable, sweet, and all the things that babies are supposed to be.  Gavin is adjusting well and getting more and more ‘into’ Liam each day.  He is quite the little helper for mommy.  Jason is on sabbatical until mid-January and it has been so, so wonderful to have us all home together as we start our new family.  If anyone has any ideas of how we can sustain this lifestyle 24/7 - we’re happy to entertain them.
Jason was the official photographer of the day - he did such a WONDERFUL job taking pictures, being a new dad, and a super, fantastic, supportive husband!  Yes he truly is Superman!  This is one of my favorite pictures...Liam entering the world!!