I should have probably taken mine on Monday, after the conference but I waited until today because the baby toddler little guy had Kindergarten registration. Yes. KINDERGARTEN.
Wasn’t I just celebrating his 4th birthday and wondering what to call him now that he wasn’t a "toddler" anymore. *sniff* sniff" And wasn’t his third birthday just yesterday? I sure do remember that green monster cake like it was. . .
At two we baked these giant chocolate cupcakes.
And one? Well, his first birthday was like most others. . .
Now we’re getting him ready for "Big Boy School."
I may reminisce but really I’m excited. It’s a new stage and it’s inevitable. I can either embrace it or throw myself a pity party that he’s "growing up so fast" or that "I’m getting old." But that’s no fun! Instead we celebrated and spent the most amazing day together.
First we made blueberry waffles out of my Quick Whole Grain Banana Pancake mix before gathering all the paper work and straightening up. We still had some time left before our appointment so we played war (he kicked my butt!) and then decided to make some muffins.
We used the BlueBran VitaMix and doctored it up with some cocoa powder and chocolate chips. They are delicious! I plan on getting the recipe and nutritional info up on GreenLiteBites as soon as possible. (side note: Don’t forget if you want to try any Vitalicous product click here to visit my page and use the code RonisWeigh for 10% off – Vitalicious is a paying sponsor of the site and I am a fan of *most* of their products)
Then we were off to the school. He did really well in the reading test and we met most of the administrators, even the principal. The only thing that concerned me was the school lunch options. I thought they would be healthier and not so fast food like. I’m thinking he may be brown bagging most days.
Other then that though I was impressed by the school. Honestly, it was one of the reason we moved here last year. I wanted to settle in a good school district and be a little closer to the city.
After our meetings we headed to Chick-Fil-A (the husband’s idea, of course, and yes I see the irony of me complaining about the possible school lunches being fast food like while taking my kid to a fast foods resturant – it’s all about moderation, right? ;) and enjoyed a late lunch. I stuck with the grilled Southwest Salad, a few bites of the family fries and any nuggets the little guy couldn’t finish. That’s my standard fast food meal.
When we got home there was still so much day left we left to take a walk to the park and someone decided to join us.
yup. That’s Irish, the cat. She is totally a "pack cat" and doesn’t like to be with out us. It’s cute.
Little guy was worried about her. . .
but she stayed away from the road. . . :)
Once we got to the park it was all fun fun fun! Someone finally figured out the swing AND got enough courage to take the rock wall on his own.
I need to find a wall of my own. I really miss the one at my old gym.
After the park we strolled to the library, read a few books, borrowed some and headed home to cook dinner.
I made chicken legs, sweet potato fries and asparagus.
I couldn’t ask for a better personal day.
I needed it.