Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby!!

Today is my little daughter's 7th birthday! Wow, time sure does fly! She and my big daughter made the grand plan as to what we were going to do today. Before we got started, I got in a quick 20 minute run, then showered and headed out to begin the celebration.



Our first stop was Starbucks. The daughters love fraps as much as I do, so they wanted to go there for breakfast. While the daughters dug into their fraps and donuts, I sipped my Mocha Light Frappuccino and dug into a BlueBran Vitatop that I brought with me for 3 POINTS...



We hung out at Starbucks for quite a while, then made our way over to a toy store for some browsing and playing. Such a fun little store! Of course, we couldn't get out of there without a small present for the birthday girl!

Then, we were off to pick up lunch at one of their favorite places - Chick-fil-A. They wanted to bring lunch home and have a picnic, so we did just that. I spread out the blanket and they ate their yummy lunch. I snagged a fry or two, but quickly made my lunch before things got out of control! My lunch was a Dr. Praeger's Tex Mex Burger on a whole wheat english muffin topped with a slice of Weight Watchers American and some sauteed peppers with onion. Delish! I added a serving of yellow watermelon and carrots for my side. A filling 6 POINT lunch...


After lunch, these guys came to the door....

HOLEY DONUTS!!!! I won these from Danica's giveaway and have been anxiously awaiting them! I was VERY tempted to dive right in, but I contained myself! Instead, I put each one in their own baggie and labeled it with the POINT value. That way, I won't be tempted to defrost a whole box and then "have" to eat them all! Looking forward to trying these soon :)
Our party-goers (grandparents) came for birthday dinner later in the afternoon. We got right to eating with a starter of Bruschetta with Asiago...


Then came the family favorite (and birthday girl's too!) - ravioli...

some rustic bread ( a must on our table)...

Grilled bratwurst and onions (left) and Chicken Sausage with spinach and feta over sauteed red peppers (right)...


I also made hot Italian sausage with hot fried peppers, broccoli and salad. I didn't get a pic of those before everyone dug in, but here's a pic of my plate...


I ended up eating another piece of bruschetta and a taste of hot sausage, but I was able to dodge the ravioli! Not too bad; I'm estimating about 13 POINTS.
For dessert, of course we had birthday cake - triple chocolate mousse cake! I didn't want to tempt anyone with a picture ;P In an effort to have a healthy alternative, I made a blueberry crisp...

I had a serving topped with fat free whipped topping for 2 POINTS...


It's super late now, but I'm determined to fit in my 10 minute strength routine, so off I go!
Have a great night everyone =)

21 comments:

Kari said...

pretty sure that I could have used those "healthier version" donuts this morning in place of the junky ones I had. lol.
And boy does that blueberry crisp look tasty. your desserts always get me hungry.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Happy Birthday, little daughter! It's amazing how fast they grow up...

Enjoy the donuts - one at a time... :)

Danica's Daily said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter - it sounds like you made her day so special! LOVED the birthday dinner from the bruschetta to that blueberry crisp!

Yeah for your donuts - so glad they arrived. Super proud of you for labelling them and freezing them. I did the same thing.

They are fantastic warmed in the microwave for 30 seconds +/-.

I can't wait to hear what you think. They are amazing ~ Emjoy!

P.S. I am glad they included the Boston Cream Pie one you wanted to try :D

MochaTrina said...

Wow. That birthday spread looks fabulous!

katecooks said...

happy birthday to your littlest! those holey donuts look so good. ive been dying to try them, i cant wait to hear what you think!

fantastic job avoiding all the raviolis and decadent dessert too! you have such amazing willpower!!!

Terri said...

Sounds like you guys had a great day! My oldest just turned 7! My, how time flies! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHH, I'm so jealous of those donuts!!!! LOL

Wendy said...

you did an awesome job with eating on such an eventful day! Good for yoU!!!

Wendy said...

and happy birthday little daughter!

FatFitnessFood said...

Sounds like you gave your daughter a wonderful day!

Watching and Weighting said...

Marisa!!! I am seriously dribbling over all that food (agaiN!) looks AMAZING! Glad little d had such a fun bday and i LOVE the new look blog gorgeous lady it's fab!!!!!

xxx

brandi said...

those donuts look great! happy birthday to your daughter!!!

Kelly said...

Oh no she didn't. marisa did NOT just post pics of ravioli and bread on her blog. Because that might send someone (like me)into craving ravioli and bread.

Kids grow up way too fast. My youngest is almost 9 now. It just goes by way too fast.

Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time. :) Happy Birthday from the Happy Texan family!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

aaawww...happy birthday to your little girl!

Can't wait to hear what you think about the holey donuts. pretty sure your going to hate them. in fact, you shouldn't even try them. You should jsut send them to me. Yep, just repack the whole thing back up and ship 'em to me - I'll figure out how to get rid of them ;)

Sunny said...

oh my, that italian dinner looks amazing! i would have gone to town on that meal, great job on holding it together! :)

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!! I made sure little daughter knew about her special shout-outs!

biz319 said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your baby girl! Looks like fun was had by all - I have to try that starbucks drink - soon! :D

Angel Jem said...

Happy birthday to your little one, it sounds like a good day. And Mocha Light frap is my favourite!

Lauren said...

Mmmmmm donuts... they look incredible! As does the blueberry crisp. Perfect for summer.

theskinnyplate said...

Congrats on winning those Holey Donuts. They are amazing. Smart move by storing them individually.

Sarah said...

I share a birthday with your daughter!! Your birthday meals look delish!