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Fun night out

Friday, October 25, 2013


So last night we went to a pumpkin carving event. It was chilly but lots of fun. Some very interesting carvings were going on and then you vote for the one you want. I liked the one that was carved like a frog. Something that does drive me a bit crazy is that my step-son and DIL always buy some treat for the kids. last night it was hot chocolate that I just knew the kids would burn their tongues on...yep, I was right. Lyla was crying as she tried to drink hers too fast. She is so addicted to sugar. not a good thing. Way too much junk food in this household and she already is "chunky". So when Mommy isn't around, Nama(that's me) I don't let them have junk food. And when they ask me for the sugar coated, "whatever" for snacks after school, I tell them "no" you need to pick a healthy snack. So I am teaching them what Junk is and what healthy is. They are good about eating veggies and fruits. It's just that they want junk all the time. And the other good news is that they are not allowed junk all the time...at least that is good. I just can't believe how much crap there is out there to buy for your kids. The marketing here in the state also just sucks marketing this crap to the kids.

Alright, off that soap box.
Hope you all have a terrific day.
Sallie

NO more junk food!
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GOANNA2 10/26/2013 7:47AM

    Fun times. Looks chilly but so much fun.
I don't think your grand-daughter looks chunky
Sallie. Good on you for not giving in to their calls
for sugar and junk food all the time. It is a plus
they eat fruit and veggies, so that is a good thing.
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JUST_BRENDA 10/26/2013 7:29AM

    Looks like lotsa fun!

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NEW-CAZ 10/26/2013 2:31AM

    emoticon looks like a lot of fun!!!!!!!!!!

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JANIEWWJD 10/26/2013 12:24AM

    The pictures are great!!!! Looks like you had loads of fun!!! I know what you mean about too much junk food!!! Crazy, isn't it?
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ROCKYCPA 10/25/2013 10:25PM

    Sounds like it was a lot of fun doing the pumpkin carving. Glad you are teaching your grandchildren to eat healthy!

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NANCYPAT1 10/25/2013 8:54PM

    Looks like it was a lot of fun

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MEADSBAY 10/25/2013 6:18PM

    I couldn't agree more about the constant 'treats' some young parents allow.
My son and dil drive through coffee shops daily and so often buy the kids a 'treat'.
I have told Lucy so many times 'too much sugar is not good for your body or your teeth' that she parrots it back to me.
When I take them shopping with me and they ask for a treat I buy them a book or some stickers or some such.
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GAYEMC 10/25/2013 5:16PM

    Looks like fun. Great carvings and costumes!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/25/2013 2:37PM

  Good job, Nana! Happy Halloween, happy weekend!

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LIS193 10/25/2013 2:26PM

    Great pictures and so many amazing carvings!
You are so right to teach your grandkids about healthy options as there is waayyy too much junk out there.

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WHITEANGEL4 10/25/2013 1:31PM

    Great pictures, looks like you are having fun. I agree to much junk food available. When we go to the grocery I se basket piled high with junk and unhealthy food and they are paying for this with ETB cards. Aloow the kids to fill up on the junk food instead of buying helthy fruits and veggies. But then the companies making these products offer specials and good prices on the junk. Then they wonder why we have so many overweight and unhealthy people

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PMFISH 10/25/2013 12:01PM

    Love the pictures! When you do not have the little one around all time you forget how much garbage there is out there for them. As a child, I had plenty of sugar in my diet, but our food was also much better back then. Fresh fruit and vegetables grown in our own garden. No one knew about GMO foods and they did not put all the hormones in everything back then.

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MSLZZY 10/25/2013 11:06AM

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BOOKAPHILE 10/25/2013 11:04AM

    Why do "convenience" and "junk food" so often go together?

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/25/2013 10:06AM

    Looks like you had a fun night! I love all your pictures!! Have an awesome day!
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KELLIEBEAN 10/25/2013 9:27AM

    At least they have you to be a good role model. Kids learn what they see.

Great pictures, looks like a fun night!

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MAGIK0731 10/25/2013 8:39AM

    Sounds like it was a lot of fun, thanks for sharing the pics too!

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