So I got up early this morning and took advantage of daddy being home, and let him keep the girly entertained while I slaved (and I mean this quite literally) in the kitchen for about 1.5 hours including cleanup, to create this! 
I did boiled eggs which I molded into bunny and bear shapes. I did brown rice which was molded into heart and star shapes. I did a hotdog octopus with turkey dog. And I shredded some part skim mozzerella cheese and placed some carrots to take up some space. 
Hubby left to visit with his kids and I was left with girly whom happily viewed the "masterpiece" (okay so I need to work on this a bit more, Im not fantastic...yet). She sat down and quickly informed me of everything she was NOT going to eat. Which ended up being everything but the egg. I wont lie, I fought back tears. Seriously??? I spent this much time trying to make your food appeal to you and you have the nerve to sit there and tell me you wont even TASTE a couple bites of each thing? 
I am torn between making another one for her and tempting her and throwing my hands into the air, and screaming. 

So I've been MIA again - and I swear I am trying to do better about posting - it seems I always think of it at like 11pm while in bed, not effective for blogging! 
I've been very busy enjoying my family though - so I think that's a good excuse! We went on my daughter's first Trail Ride today! The first of many! (We will be going 2 times a month)
She rode like a pro, with great posture and really good control of her horse! Only once did we have a hiccup when another horse moved a branch and she didn't see, and it whacked her in the face and layed her back down to her horses ass. Made my heart just stop for a second, but she popped back up in her saddle laughing and kept on going. I was so thankful for her helmet at that moment! 
My horse was being a pill, he wanted to have a buffet through the whole trail and kept stopping to munch - finally he just ripped an entire branch off a tree and munched it the rest of the way back. LOL! 
Before all this we went Bay Fishing and hubby did well (cant remember if I blogged it at the moment), and company picnic which was a ton of fun! We got a ton of goodies there too!
Mother's day is coming up and Im taking my mom and my daughter and we are going to get pedicures! Hubby got me some jewelry (I haven't seen it yet, it's in the safe) and an Aerogarden to grow herbs right there in the kitchen. They are usually $150 but we found one for $50 on Craigslist, and since I have family who have them already and know they work really well - I can't wait to see my Lemon Mint, Basil, Terragon, Dill, Garlic Chives, Cilantro and Thyme  grow! 
I will try at least some to post between all the wonderful things we are doing! But I think my most reasonable goal will be once a week, on Sunday's or something. 
Ill post the weekend of the 2nd too - hubby will be out taking his kids for a vacation (which I got the tickets for and got a NICE hotel to stay in! I am so excited for them all and hope they have a fantastic time! Girly and I will be taking Aunt Marcia riding on the 19th. Wow we are busy!
OH! About my 17 day Diet! I only was able to complete 9 days before I found that a diet change was in temporary order for a medical procedure Im having done on Monday. But in 9 days I lost 8lbs! Not too bad! And I peed on those ketone strips which proved to me that about half of the time it was FAT burning - the other half was just fluids. Im going to return to the diet/way of eating after my procedure.
Hope all of you are enjoying your families as much as I am! Don't forget to check out Myrisa here on the blog - she is very good about getting blogs