Our Family Celebration
Brendon and I found out the gender of “Speedy Thiede” at our 20 week ultrasound, and then, we planned a silly string fight for the kids the next day to reveal it to them. The silly string would either be blue or pink coming out of the guns. I really like the silly string option because it gave the kids a fun activity and took some of the focus on any mixed emotions about the gender (my step-daughter REALLY wanted a girl).
We had purchased a box of silly string with 12 canisters of silly string and 2 silly string guns. So, the kids were able to cover our yard with silly string and make silly string balls long after the blue or pink reveal. It was a ton of fun and not that terrible to clean up, especially since we did it in the yard.
It’s a Boy!
We are so excited that Noah will get a little buddy. The two will be sharing a room and will be two years apart. It should be a ton of fun. Of course, we already have all the boy stuff!
We are a very active, outdoorsy family so it really works for us. We are constantly biking, running, or doing something! I am looking forward to getting good at planning family Lego and Star Wars nights. Finally, my personality is more the throw my hair up and get messy. I am far from a girly girl. I don’t gravitate to shopping, doing elaborate makeup, or curling my hair. Those things aren’t bad, they just aren’t me. I do follow tutorials on how to do your hair in cute buns in a matter of minutes though :).
Plus, I can’t wait to cook for two hungry boys honestly. I know they are going to be active, growing, and human garbage disposals. Hopefully, this boy will be a good eater like Noah (eat pretty much everything). So, it will be fun to make new recipes for them, watch them enjoy their food, and know they are getting good nutrition to grow. It’s a good feeling as a mom.
The Menu of Our Gender Reveal
Brynn loves breakfast for dinner. So, we planned a menu around that for our gender reveal night, and I figured we had some fruit options that would make some easy blue and pink foods. We found out a few weeks ago that Brynn has a high egg sensitivity so everything had to be egg free as well.
Egg-Free Blueberry Stuffed French Toast (Team Blue)
- Vegan French Toast Batter Mix from this recipe
- Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Bread
- Ghee or coconut oil for coating the pan
- In a blender, place the banana, milk, cinnamon, all-spice, and vanilla in a blender for the french toast batter. I personally chose full-fat coconut milk to make a nice thick batter.
- Pour the batter into a baking dish and dip the bread into the batter. Let it soak with both sides covered for at least 20 seconds.
- Heat your griddle to medium-low heat, and coat the pan with ghee or coconut oil. The banana french toast batter burns a lot easier than the regular egg batter. So, be careful.
- Place soaked pieces of bread on the griddle, and cook each side until you see a golden brown color.
- Pull the french toast off the griddle, and place it on a baking sheet to stay warm in the oven. The oven should be set to its lowest temperature (Mine is 170 F).
French Toast Filling
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup honey
- 8 oz organic cream cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Measure ingredients, and add them to a food processor or mixer.
- Pulse the mixture until it is mixed together, but try and maintain some texture of the blueberries (unless you would like a smooth consistency).
- Take one piece of the french toast, and cover it with a thick layer of the filling. Then, place another piece of french toast on top. Serve warm.
Strawberry Banana Smoothies (Team Pink)
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 dates
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 2 TBSP collagen protein powder
- Measure, and add ingredients to the blender.
- Blend the mixture until smooth.
- Taste a little with a spoon to see if you need to modify the flavors.
- Check to see if you like the thickness of the smoothie.
- Pour into glasses with blue and pink straws.