Julia, almost 7, spent the night with us last night. Such a wonderful age! But I'm never sure what the kids are going to be willing to eat. For example, Cade (5) always liked mini-wheats for breakfast. So when he was here I offered him mini-wheats. "I can't eat mini-wheats anymore. They have 200 calories!" And he would not budge.
So this time, with Julia, I had meatloaf and baked potatoes. That little girl ate two helpings of meatloaf and two complete baked potatoes! I couldn't believe it! Then we went to the store to get some groceries. While there she started feeling sick to her stomach. Grandpa said it was probably all the potatoes she ate. "No," she said, "I only had two!"
Also, while at the store we picked up some breakfast sausages. Julia stated that she l-o-v-e-s sausages. So this morning, I drag myself out of bed (early), walk into the kitchen and Julia is sitting at the island. "What are you doing up so early?" I ask. "Waiting for my sausages", she says. Four sausages, two eggs and two glasses of orange juice later, she was ready for the day.