thats awesome ally
mick is skinny too and short lol, he has a fast metobolism and can eat whatever. i have noticed though that he is eatiing more good stuff like fruit and i make him eat lunch and breakfast on the weekends because he will go all day then pig out on chippies because he feels sick from not eating. he is great though and always eats what i put in front of him- cept one time i made apricot chicken and it didnt take his fancy! lol. i also make extras when i cook for me and mick and i mash that and put it in the fridge for heidis meals the next day. i used to freeze stuff for her but it never looked the same as it does if it has only been in the fridge- and we cook vegies every day anyway so there is always a supply handy. she loves her solids. ive had her on solid feeds since she was about 8 weeks old. -an early starter. today at the bbq she had a sausage hehe. i even peel and apply and let her suck on it whole and she really enjoys that. being a child care worker i worked in a centre where parents had to pack their childrens lunches and although there were policies on healthy lunches some parents would still pack lollies and coke in drink bottles etc for 2-3 year olds. some parents were really imaginative though and would pack crackers with cabanossi and cheese, grapes and a bottle of water and a sandwich. i strongly believe in role modelling to children, asw a parent if you can give them a good start in life with healthy options then i reckon you have done a great job
once they leave the roost though it is up to them to make the right decisions regarding their nutrition but i think with guidance from early on you have done the best job that you can for your children
sorry for rambling!!!