- 1 (16-ounce) French bread loaf, cubed
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cut into pieces
- 3 cups fresh blueberries, divided
- 6 large eggs
- 4 cups milk (I substituted 2 cups of creamer for two of the cups of milk here)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 (10-ounce) jar blueberry preserves
- Garnishes: fresh mint leaves, edible pansies
Arrange half of bread cubes in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan. Sprinkle evenly with cream cheese and 1 cup blueberries; top with remaining bread cubes.
Whisk together eggs, 4 cups milk, sugar, butter, and maple syrup; pour over bread mixture, pressing bread cubes to absorb egg mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours.
Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 30 more minutes or until lightly browned and set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Stir together remaining 2 cups blueberries and blueberry preserves in a saucepan over low heat until warm. Serve blueberry mixture over bread pudding. Garnish, if desired.
The sweetest times I have recently been privileged to be a part of, are as simple as looking back in the car, and seeing them hold hands, or hearing Tyler ask Jack if wants help with something, an the way they light up after naps when they see each other.... what a joy and privilege I have to be a part of these two sweet boys lives! Just last night, while I was getting dinner ready, I poked my head out the front door to see Tyler giving Jack rides in their wagon. They had gotten Jack all strapped in and Tyler was pulling him up and down the driveway, and they both were giggling the whole time... ahhh, I love these moments!
Here are some pictures of them running around with their capes on... super boy and super baby...
Apparently, this is where the DC Duck Boat tour enters the water... but we didn't even hear the boat come up behind us! Between the planes overhead and the kids laughter, the boat literally was behind us before we were even out of the water!
He weighed around 11 oz and was right on the due date from my 8 week sono. I was never sure what my exact due date was, because the due date according to my LMP and the 8 week sono were not the same. So we were waiting until the 20 week to get a confirmation of the due date. So now, it is officially November 29th. A week exactly after Jack's birthday!
So far, in the world of pregnancy, things are pretty much textbook. All the aches and pains and funny things the books talk about, seem to be happening! Sleeping on my back is a thing of the past, and how I miss those nights! We have both been able to feel little buddy from the outside now! I have been able to keep the weight gain down to 8 lbs, and as much as I wish it were a little less, those Coke slurpees have been too good to resist, and so I blame myself entirely! So I have finally crosssed over from just looking fat, to actually looking pregnant!
Here are some sono's of our boy. In case anyone wanted proof that he was a boy, I included the pictures of his "parts", which he was NOT bashfull of showing at all!
Getting my boys to take a picture together is often more work than worth the picture! They end up kissing, tackling or falling over before I can get a single shot! This was the best out of 10 tries! I finally gave up! I think it is funny how much strawberry juice ended up on Jack!
This boy is one climber. He can climb the ladder to Tyler's bunk bed with ease. He was up on the fence before I could stop him! Crazy boy!
love his big tummy...
Little touble maker, would pick the berries out of my box and take one bite, then throw it right back in the box. We left a trail of half eaten berries everywhere!
I promise more picts to come. I have been neglecting taking and posting them, and hope to get better at it!