... and loved it, of course.
And on the note of food, we have recently learned how different the taste buds of our children are. Maddie has never cared for meat, unless it's in the processed variety, but she loves milk and cheese. Annora won't touch milk or cheese, not even the once loved cottage cheese, and she loves meat. Even spicy meat! We've recently brought in a new rule to our dinner table that many may find familiar "You must eat one bite before you leave the table". There are variations of this in almost every household. Maddie is finally in a place where she can understand this, and thus it begins...we've had some very long dinners lately. Our first night we had victory and she ate turkey, and then it dawned on her that it was good and she gobbled it up! Monday was not so good. Let me just say that in the end there was a large pile of food and milk on the table and someone had to eat it. I can tell you that it would have been a lot more tasty if she would have tried it while we were all still at the table when it was warm and not squished all together.
Tuesday night Maddie saw her trike in the garage coming home and decided she wanted to ride it. She's been really hesitant about riding either of her bikes, or her 4 wheeler. I would have been happy to oblige at that moment had it not been bedtime already. So, I told her it would be waiting for her in the morning. She pushed it around the house all day (she thinks the pedals don't work). Then when Ryan came home he wanted to see if she would ride the 4 wheeler. She did.
Today is Annora's birthday. Yeah for 1! We had ice cream for breakfast, mixed with oatmeal means it's healthy right!? And she got to wear her special crown and play with a new doll! I think later I'm going to let her stir the cake! What a big girl!