Today is cold and snowy so we snuggled down inside and watched tv, played with W's new train, got out the dollhouse, and frankly, just be lazy ;) The morning started off as all mornings should--with coffee! Army Duck needed a big cup:
Duck is in Texas today and he was super busy with work but he did find time to take one picture for us, out near Pecos, Texas:
I must admit, we were a little jealous of his wide open blue skies and warmth. We watched it snow most of the day and the kids fought over the blanket on the sofa :p We were so lazy today, we didn't even cook a full on meal! We made a salad bar, which was a bigger hit than I thought it would be. They don't mind eating a salad as a side dish with dinner but while I will eat an entree salad as my complete meal, I've never tried it with them:
Excuse the dark lines on the table. Someone *cough*Iz*cough* found a sharpie one day and those marks never did come completely off. We are so used to them we don't even think about it but every once in a while I really notice them and think, hmmm, that looks bad. Ah, kids. Its always something!
I think if I had just dumped everything in the salad bowl and served it up they would have been resistant but putting all the toppings out for them to make their own was a lot of fun. Plus they could leave off the things they didn't like. I thought for sure that bowl of cut up fried chicken tenders would disappear first but it was the grilled chicken that emptied out almost immediately! Baby W ate multiple servings of veggies, chicken, and boiled eggs but barely touched the avocado--he's always been hit or miss with avocado. He will eat it if its spread on buttered toast every time but plain? Only once in a while.