Seth has his 5th birthday party yesterday. It was our first kid-only party. He requested the theme to be "construction". The backyard was full of sand, trucks, yellow and brown balloons and caution tape. I wanted to make sure the kids had fun, but healthy, food.
I served fruit skewers, veggie sticks and hummus in a cup, popcorn made with olive oil and sea salt, and Elana's vanilla cupcakes and chocolate frosting.
The party was everything it should be. Friends, food, laughs, a couple new toys, and lots of proud smiles from mom and dad. And guess what else? No sugar buzz at the end!
I love my little 5 year old guy. He has put me on quite a journey these past few years. This tiny person is so full of life, energy, and emotion. He is the one who put me on this path of real, traditional foods. For that, I will always be grateful.
After the party was over, Rhett and I celebrated 5 years of parenthood with a simple salmon and roasted veggie dinner. The salmon was cooked with butter, salt and pepper. I roasted the sweet potatoes and beets in some olive oil, herbamere and pepper. So simple, so satisfying, so beautiful.