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I realize nearly a month has gone by since the first day of school, but I want to share with you our celebratory "back to school" meals that I made for Hudson on the Sunday before his first day of Kindergarten.  I'm not going to lie, I tooted my own horn about what I did...I was getting my baby pumped about school.  

I got the idea from my friend Molly, we saw it as an April Fool's Day joke, but I thought the kids would enjoy it and why not?

I bought a Sarah Lee Pound Cake and some white frosting.  I cut the cake into 3/4" thick slices and I colored the frosting an orangey-yellow color.  I then heated a skillet on medium heat, threw the cakes in there for a few seconds just to toast them, spread on the frosting, and boo-yah tricky grilled cheese.  

I delivered the kids their meals on a plate with a side of grapes and Pringles.  Hudson had to throw a fit because I didn't cut the crust off, while Hadley dove in.  As I argued with Hudson about the crust, I watched Hadley's reaction and it was hilarious.  She took a nibble, stared at the sandwich, took another nibble, looked at me.  Finally, sick of hearing Hudson throw a fit, she turned to Hudson and said, "Huddy twy it, it good!"  He finally gave in, tried it, and was pleasantly surprised.  I know, I'm cool!
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Notice Hudson in the background throwing a fit about the crust
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I know, you're not use to this - me blogging three times in three days.  I don't know what has gotten into me.  I've been planning Hud's party, making miscellaneous wedding labels for my friend, organizing my newly finished desk, and looking at my new favorite website houzz.com (I'll blog about that later).  Oh, and I managed to somewhat clean the house this weekend and buy groceries. I guess I'm just on a roll. I went to Walmart on Saturday morning (not sure what the heck I was thinking), but I did come across a dinnerware set that I thought was really great.   It's a 16 piece set for only $40.  I read the reviews online and it scores nearly a 5 out of 5 stars.  I'm actually kind of excited about this set.  Our wedding gift sets were donated to goodwill years ago because they chipped, cracked, etc.  Now I'm left with three different sets, three different colors, most of which are chipping, cracking, or have broken - all of which were over priced in comparison to their quality.  I will be getting this set eventually, why not? At $40 I think it's worth a try.  
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