Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pip Squeak Turns 8!

So today my little munchkin turned 8 years old. Holy cow!! Really, I can’t figure out where the heck 8 years went. It’s all just a blur to me. Here are “before and after” pictures: noah2 100_8009
LOL! He sure has grown up on me. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, baby cakes!! He likes to read my comments so why not drop him a line?

DS started out the day at 5am in order to be on the ice for 6. That meant I was at the rink for 7. Fun times. I promised him breakfast out afterwards so I made a big tea to go and munched on a few cashews to tie me over. We ended up at a diner that was half way between the rink and their school for some eats. I actually had a really good meal! I ordered a 3 egg white omelette that was stuffed with tomato, feta and spinach. Potatoes and WW toasted rounded out the dish; GEDC7446
I normally don’t like hash browns but these were fab! I ate a good half of what you see plus 2 pieces of the toast with my eggs. Very satisfying indeed.

I didn’t start to get hungry until about 4ish hours later. That’s when I pulled out some nuts: GEDC7448
The gym was in use today for yoga so I took the opportunity to run to the bakery and get DS’s b-day cake ordered for his party on Sunday. He asked for a hockey themed one. Big shocker there! HA! Then I went home to grab a little lunch. IMG_4119
The rest of last nights quinoa and chickpeas with some freshly grated parm on top. Here’s what I ate for an afternoon snack: GEDC7449 GEDC7447
That’s a decaf coffee there from Tim’s…

We had a “grab a leftover” from the fridge type of dinner because DD had skating lessons which start at 5:30 and I work until 4:30 this week. My hubby ended up taking her because he had a pick up to make on that side of town. That was a nice treat. For my meal I toasted a WW Ezekiel muffin and topped it with a LC cheese wedge, pomegranate jelly and egg whites. There was also some broc on the side: GEDC7451

Once the dishes were cleaned up I set out to make some muffins. I’ve been wanting to bake something for quite sometime but haven’t been home enough! Ha! Here’s the recipe:

Pineapple Flax Muffins

  • 1 cup of oat bran
  • 1/2 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1.25 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1.5 cups WW flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  1. In a large bowl combine first 7 ingredients
  2. Allow to sit while mixing last 3 dry ingredients
  3. Mix dry into wet until just combined
  4. Stir walnuts in
  5. Divide into 12 greased muffin cup
  6. Bake 25 minutes at 350*


Bye for now!!


  1. Happy Birthday KIDDO!!!! You're the cutest 8 year old on the planet :) Hope your Momma makes it a rockin' day to remember.

  2. happy birthday DS!!!!!! You are such a cutie!!

  3. a big happy birthday to DS! He's sooo cute! :D

  4. Happy belated Birthday to DS!!! I hope you had a great day & got los of cool presents! :)

    Happy Weekend! :)

  5. Aww so cute--the time does fly, even more so I bet when your a mom and have so much more going on in life!! That diner meal looks delish--sometimes I dread eating breakfast out because everything comes drowned in grease, but this look fab!


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