My husband says he has enjoyed our dinners more in the last 18 days than he has our entire 33 years of marriage! Our kids are excited to see what we are going to have every night. I hear lots of "Yum", this is so good.
Our upcoming challenges I think will be Easter and a weekend trip to San Diego with the YPO group we belong to. The gymnastics that Emma goes to has what they call "open gym" on some weekends. They actually watch your kids for a few hours and give them dinner (pizza) and lots of fun. I have been avoiding it because of our 100 Day Pledge and because we actually have just not been around.
Yesterday Emma told me,
"Mom, they are having Open Gym this Saturday, we can take our own dinner."
She is just so sweet in her commitment to our pledge. Tonight I am going to ask the girls what they miss the most and what is new that they have enjoyed the most. I will get back to you on that answer.
I have been thinking ahead to Easter and for our Easter Egg hunt, I am thinking of putting raffle tickets in the eggs and then having a few little gifts that we can raffle off. I am sure if we leave a note to the Easter Bunny he can also leave us some alternative treats.
One interesting thing is people thinking we are on a "diet". The kind of diet to loose weight. I don't blame them for thinking this since I have been on every know diet to man :). But let me reassure you our kids are not on diets. Mike did lose 4 pounds initially, but I haven't had the same result. I have made sure that the girls know that they can have as much fruit as they want and it is available to them at all times except one hour before a meal. My part is to make sure that there is a great variety available at all times. The girls come home from school and have a snack that is usually a protein and a carbohydrate. Then they will often have two more fruits or vegetables before dinner. They are eating whole yogurts and whole milks and they are having treats also.
Last night I made pizza. It is whole wheat with pasta sauce cheese tomatoes, basil, and some sweet peppers that had to be eaten that night.