Anyway Grandma decided that she could not handle both boys so she requested only one be send for Grandma weekends. Don't even get me started on how I feel about this new arrangement. So to make the toilet pooping more attractive it was suggested that Joe not be able to go to Grandma's until he goes on the toilet. I am not sure how I feel about this new route we are taking. It feel like punishment rather then reward because Jude got to go. It feels like using his love of Grandma weekends against him. But I will say that 5 minutes after Jude left, Joe was happily sitting on the couch eating pizza; remarking "We cant do this if the BABY is here..."
It was really nice to only have the one kid the whole weekend. So nice that we felt guilty about it. We were able to just enjoy the moments, instead of making sure the boys were not killing each other, or making a mess of the house we just cleaned etc. The Hubby worked on Saturday so Joe and I made valentines, we went to the movies, we built a train at Lowes. All things that are pretty near impossible with an 18 month old in tow...We went to the Beacon Farmer's Market and bought the following :
a 5 lb chicken
The chicken was 27 bucks. I don't know if we can sustain farmer's market meat eating for the long haul, particularly over the winter months when vegetables are in short supply. It's hard to eat vegetarian when the only veg that are available are carrots and potatoes. And although I would like to lose some weight I dont think starvation is the way to do it...
The Dinner Menu this week:
Monday: Valentine's day feast! Heart shaped pizza and chocolate cake
Tuesday: crockpot pot roast with carrots, onions and potatoes (the last of our little harvest)
Wednesday: lamb shanks with spinach and rice
Thursday: eggy pie (quiche without the creme)
Saturday: baked ziti