Just had to add a few pics to show off my and DH's ingenuity - this is what you get when you combine a toy tractor, two toothpicks, mini marshmellows, and a little boy who loves anything to do with farms. He played all night, except when he stopped to yell at his little brother for eating the "hay bales".
Hey - what the HECK?? That's not my picture! Weird. The right picture shows up when I edit the entry, but not on my blog...whose picture is this??
Wow, it seems like forever since I have posted. Here's a summary:
-attended Oktoberfest at my SIL's house. An day of great food, family, and friendship...and a night of no kids (thanks Mom!), some refreshing beverages, and a chocolate fountain. A wonderful time. Although we spent way too much money - dinner on the way down (me and the kids) and on the way back (DH), grocery shopping trip for supplies, alcohol run before the party. Ugh.
-So that leads to the next big development - we are all back on the South Beach diet. I have only gained 5 pounds, but it's enough to make my pants just a little too snug - and I REFUSE to get my bigger pants back out after I worked so hard to drop a size. So it's back to the Beach for us. We considered the Oktoberfest party to be our last "fling" with food. Time to tighten up the belts - literally!
My mom is on the diet with us this time - she's had some weight she wanted to lose for a while now, so she decided to take the plunge. She spent $120 on groceries the other day, and I spent $70 today. It's not cheap to eat healthy, although it certainly would be a lot cheaper if my garden were still producing. I guess I'm just not used to buying this much fresh produce after the summer bounty we had. Plus I bought a few things, like fish fillets and turkey bacon, that I normally don't.
-I received another free sample from Folgers today - even though I only signed up once! I'm not complaining though...got to add that to my freebies, but I am too lazy to look up my totals tonight.
-I spent quite a bit of time tonight organizing my photos and e-mailing them to family and friends. I took a cue from Kashi and wrote to an old friend that I have not talked to...well, I think I was pregnant last time I saw him (ds2 will be 2 this December). So, that's pretty pitiful. What's even sadder is that we live fairly close. I hope he will write back and we can get together.
too much to catch up on...
October 27th, 2006 at 02:33 am