I know Aidan is going to be a big fellow when he grows up. He is already four feet tall. Incredible! He has grown 4 inches in the past year, 2 1/2 since his birthday last May and nearly 2 inches just since the start of school on August 27th!
Yesterday morning, he got up and had a cheese omlet, 3 slices of bacon, a large glass of orange juice. Then, he then followed that up with some cheese and crackers, string cheese and apple cider. Lunch consisted of a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich, lemonade, milk, apple slices with peanut butter and cheese puffs. This was followed by a ho ho and chocolate chip cookies. For his post hockey snack (some of which got eaten in between his skills class and his Mini Mites game) he had more string cheese, apple slices, cheese and crackers, chocolate chip cookies, teddy grahams and a gatorade--all of this was gone by the time we got home. Dinner was a lite affair of milk, mac and cheese and two hot dogs. . .pre-bed snack was warm milk and strawberry slices. Seriously, where does he put all of this food???
The funny thing is, he is growing so fast that when I give him a bath I notice that I can still see his ribs. . .and this child has the true growing pains--he'll get in bed with us in the middle of the night nearly in tears and saying how much his legs hurt. Poor kiddo!!!
The jeans I bought him before school started and those I replenished the supply with are a bit too short now. Sorry to say, my son will be wearing floods for a bit! I just can't afford to buy him new pants every month! : ) Fortunately, Coach Joe told me yesterday he has some shoulder pads Aidan can have and some skates, so I don't have buy that again for a bit. . .
I'm just wondering how long this growth spurt will continue. So far, it's lasted nearly four years. . .Isn't that taking the good diet and exercise thing a bit long? Additionally, that knocking noise is me knocking on wood for the good health we've been enjoying. . .nothing since last June for Aidan! And I actually only used 4 sick days last year-2 for him and 2 for me! Wow.
I was informed by Aidan on Friday, that he now wants me to send snack with him to school instead of buying it at school. . .Apparantly he hasn't been getting enough. For tomorrow, he has chosen apple slices, cheese and crackers, teddy grahams, and chocolate chip cookies. He will continue to buy milk at school. . .sheesh!
Finally, I just have to report my success on week one back at Weight Watchers--2.6 pounds down! 9 to go and then hopefully I won't have that big bum any more! : ) I'm so enthused, that I already have everything completely ready for at least the next two days and a little bit ready for a couple of days after that!