Jess and I went to our second military intelligence ball on Friday. They provided us dinner, entertainment (Comedy Sports), and a dance. It was fun to go to our 30-something prom. And surprisingly it was much the same as your high school equivalent. You see trampy girls, guys who want to impress everyone, and the shy quiet people too.
The Brigade Sergeant Major gave a little speech and was going to tell stories of soldiers who were extraordinary during their deployment last year. He decided last minute to not share the stories but later came up to Jess and told him he was one of the soldiers he was going to talk about. I was very proud to be married to someone who is such an example no matter who he is around or what setting. What a lucky woman I am.
I was never a huge fan of Jerry Seinfeld, but I am now a big fan of his wife, author of the cookbook "Deceptively Delicious". This cookbook features recipes where you hide vegetables in kid friendly food. (I know Becky that you introduced this to me ages ago...why didn't I listen?)
Last night we made pink pancakes which where made from whole wheat flour, an apple and beets. I know what you're thinking. Gross. Reanne told me they were the best pancakes she's ever had and Sierra had three of them. I think Grant ate four of them and Reanne ate five. I was soooo happy that they not only ate dinner without a huge fight or complaint but that they actually were eating vegetables. Everyone was happy....but mostly me.
Today Sierra started our little home preschool. I am doing it with 3 other moms with girls around the same age. It is very low key, only once a week with a different mom teaching each week, but Sierra couldn't be more thrilled. She is so excited that she gets to go to school like her big sister (who wishes she could be in preschool by the way.) I wish I had a picture of the four girls but my camera was somehow missing it's memory card. Oh well. Next week.