Friday, April 24, 2009

Restaurant Review McDonalds

Duh right? I mean everyone with kids eats at Mickey D's! But, we normally eat at Chick Fil A when the weather is less than cooperative, as it has been as of late, because of its indoor playground. But tonight was a delightful warm evening and I needed to balance my checkbook. My pediatrician is actually a fan of McDonald's over Chick Fil A. All of Chick Fil A's menu items have MSG or autolyzed yeast. She feels this warrants significant concern when it comes to kiddos. My guys eat grilled cheese and fruit there, not sure of their MSG content. I guess I should look it up.
Anyways. Back to tonight. I took my neighboor, Sarah, with me to help with kiddie corraling. While there are two economical meals, the double cheese meal and the mc chicken mean, the rest cost 5 bucks plus for a combo meal. Phillip and Selah were both huuuuungrry tonight, so they got mighty kid meals instead of happy meals. Selah double cheese and Phillip six nuggets. They always get apples. Kudos to McDonald's for peeling their apples. A lot of places don't.
I wish there were more options for sides with the combo meals. Don't get me wrong, I like me some fries. But sometimes I wish I could get a burger with something a little healthier. I do eat their salads sometimes, and the bacon ranch salad is awesome!!!!
The service tonight at our Dawsonville location was impeccable and very polite. Five stars!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Blustery Day or Let's Go Fly a Kite

We decided today was the perfect day to try out the kites that the kids' Sunday school teacher had given them in anticipation of spring. Thanks Ms. Donna! We had a great time, but Selah soon tired of the kite flying and instead chose to dig in her favorite dirt pile. Frankie and Phillip had a grand ole time, both flying kites for the first time and loving it. Phillip does not have pants on. I was going to make him go back in the house and get dressed, and he was so excited to fly his kite he willingly complied, but when he was so sweet about it, I caved and let the diaper do.

A Blustery Day or Let's Go Fly a Kite

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Train Pics

Here are some train pics we took at Tripp's school.  He's right off the right of way!  Too bad though - Jim doesn't like CSX. 

Long Time No Post

I know, it's been forever. We've just been really busy. Plus we've been eating at the same "family friendly" staples so we haven't had much to review. Also been trying to eat at home a little bit more. Our current staples are homemade pizza and grilled cheese with hotdog in the middle made in the waffle iron. I know. Staggeringly healthy.
Trippy is at a new school. We got him moved and settled in this week. The weather has been a little less crazy and little warmer so we are less stir crazy. Today we planted some cypress trees in the back yard.
We spend a lot of our time focused on trains. Jim and Phillip are serious train junkies. Selah and I just act enthusiastic. We are looking forward to trying to plan a trip to the Folkston Funnel in south Georgia. They have a covered pavillion with bathrooms, ceiling fans, grills, and picnic tables next to the track where all trains funnel in and out of Georgia and Florida. Traffic and be as much as 40 - 60 trains a day! It's halfway to Cocoa too, so one day we'll get some vacation time together and that will be our stop halfway point.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

All our Pictures