Stories of addiction and Peservatives

Today while we were eating lunch, I looked over and saw a yellow faced Kenniston. This girl ate so many bell peppers, that it *temporarily* stained her face. She might be addicted and that is ok.

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All of the kiddos (and us adults) get well rounded meals. Full of protein, veggies, fruits, dairy etc. Far better than preservatives, dyes and sulfates. Thanks to a friend, I came across a blog today about school lunches. After reading what is served in those lunches, I am more than ok with my children being addicted to vegtables. I mean really, is it necessary to have 62 ingrediants in a pizza? Didn’t think so! Though we haven’t made our own dough in a while (couldn’t imagine why, gosh we are lazy!) really it only takes 4 ingrediants. Not 19.

Just because we eat healthy on a daily basis does not mean our kids don’t enjoy the occasional cookie, cake or candy. Nana, Brian, Scott and I can tell you a great story about Vincent who wasn’t even 2 yet. While swimming in his backyard kiddie pool at Mom’s house, he heard Nana (my mom) say “in 10 minutes the cake will be done.” That sweet little brocoli loving boy *jumped* out of his beloved swimming pool, yelled “CAAAAAKE” and ran towards his Nana. Um yeah, my kids love sweets too.

I know they also look forward to our upcoming garden. The kids and I started it yesterday. Well, who am I kidding. We started the outline of it. It took well over an hour, but we picked up fairly medium/big rocks (about the size of a large fist) and we made an outline of where the garden will go. Hopefully tomorrow I can get some soil and fertilizer and we can start the next step. Either way, each step is a lesson learned and we all love it!

Updated: March 18, 2010 — 5:53 am
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