We ran around all over the place running errands. First, we dropped Jules off at Goddard. She brought a special snack for her birthday, which consisted of the following two items for every child.
|Yan Yan Double Cream snacks. Ever try it? Sugar overload, but yummo!|
|The ever-popular Pepperidge Farm goldfish cracker|
|Sunburst of the Pony Royale fame|
|Bloom of the Winx fairies|
This girl, my four year old Stinkerbelle all wrapped up in cuteness, was spoiled on her birthday. She got lots of toys (she loves her new LaLaLoopsy hair doll!), a fun rainbow scratching art book, clothes, a cake and balloons. What else could she possibly want? Truthfully, I think she was happy that we are all in one place and that we stayed home. She is a bit of a homebody, this one. Hard to believe that four years ago she looked like this.
|Daddy with his littlest girl|
|Momma with her sweet baby chica|
Today, we started eating healthier - now that I have found a few pots and pans and have been to the grocery store. Speaking of grocery stores...this is the best one I have ever found, second only to Wegmans. It is fabulous! Lots and lots of produce, a bulk aisle, and a cafe that serves gelato. Really?? If you don't have a Marianos, I am sorry. If you do, then you know of what I speak.
Sooooo, I got up super early and made a whole foods kind of breakfast.
Whole wheat banana pancakes
Pure maple syrup - and this is the first time Abs did not have a reaction to syrup. Hmmm...maybe she is over it, or maybe the real stuff is just better for you!
A fresh D'Anjou pear
Sorry about the butter - Jules was trying to saw it herself.
The pancakes were really good! I got the recipe from 100 Days of Real Food. The link is above. This meal had two fruits, which I like.
Then, for snack, Abby and I had this.
Finally, for dinner, we had this
Fresh steamed green beans with a dash of salt
Wild caught cod sauteed with butter and lemon juice
Of course, there was cake...from Marianos. Wow! It was super.
For lunch, if you noticed that it is missing here, Abby and I met Dan at J. Alexanders. This was not whole food style and we enjoyed it anyway. We are not going to miss out on fun stuff so that we can be strict "whole foods" people, but we will try to stick to the healthy stuff most of the time.
That being said, I am not doing the whole foods thing for Abby's lunches. She enjoys what I send, so I will keep sending it. It is kind of healthy, right?
Here is what she is taking tomorrow.
Pineapple fruit cup
Fruitables Strawberry-Kiwi drink
Celery stuffed with whipped cream cheese
Strawberry cream cheese and blueberry spreadable fruit sandwich on whole wheat bread
Whole wheat Ritz crackers and creamy swiss cheese spread
A Russel Stover milk chocolate marshmallow pumpkin
and a love note
Until next time.
p.s. I am not a photographer. I don't want to be a photographer. I just have fun taking pics with my iPhone. Please don't think badly of me for my lack of photography skills.