Then I got to cooking. I used those mini muffin tins and made peanut butter and jelly cupcakes for the boys.
Justin, the 3 year old, is a very picky little eater and just licked the jelly off his. And I found out that the 1 year old is allergic to peanuts and eggs. Oh, well. My big boy liked them :)
I also made a batch of carrot macaroni and cheese, hoping to sneak some vegetables into the boys. Justin also wanted nothing to do with this and Derek had to make him a hot dog. The little one - also named Derek! - will eat everything and anything in sight and plowed through his mac and cheese.
I sauteed some asparagus. I wasn't really expecting the kids to eat this - it was more for us - but I figured it was worth a shot.
I have these fantasies of some day having kids who will eat all the delicately cooked organic local vegetables I serve them and love green things as much as we do - the more time I spend with Justin the more I realize this is pretty unlikely. We'll see - I'm sure our children will be exceptional :)
We did manage to do a pretty good job of getting the kids to go to sleep. And then did a good job of wearing us out so we passed out as soon as we got home. Poor Derek had to get up at 4:30 this morning to work all day - no fun. I got up and washed masses of dishes that I had left in the sink yesterday before running out to meet the boys. After that, I made a nice little breakfast.
A 2 egg omelet with with leftover asparagus and low fat cream cheese I bought for the peanut butter frosting. Cream cheese in eggs is something I picked up down south. Its especially good in scrambled eggs with basil. Makes them nice and creamy. I also finished off the last of the oatmeal date bread with some peanut butter and fig and ginger jam. Looking forward to my usual Sunday - going for a nice run, grocery shopping, preparing for my week!