Monkey See, Monkey Do

Tonight, we will be celebrating Anna’s 4th birthday (which is actually tomorrow). When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday dinner, she said, “Chicken, noodles, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, and salad.” I loved hearing how she chose such nutritious foods- she makes me proud! In Dr. Walt Larimore’s book, Super-sized Kids, he cites how research shows that parents’ eating habits and physical activity prove to be a strong example to their children. Your children will follow your lead in all things, including a healthy (or unhealthy) lifestyle. So tonight, I will be partaking in an assortment of my little girl’s favorite foods! And yes, we are having cake. I’m using Dr. Oetker’s Organic Vanilla Cake Mix, layered with my strawberry filling, and frosted with Publix’s buttercream   (I added a block of 1/3 less fat cream cheese, a little powdered sugar, and then a dash of milk to make it tastier).