Thank you all so much for your thoughts and feedback! I ended up going with chocolate croissants, thanks to my friend Nicole whose in-laws live in France. In French, they are called Pain Chocolat, pronounced something like Pah Shocola. Sorry Nicole, I know this doesn't do the true pronunciation justice...thanks for the idea! I chose this because it was something that I thought the kids would really like.
And please don't think that I made them. I ordered them from Panera Bread which saved me LOTS of time. That might be cheating, but at least it's something! Instead, we baked chocolate chip cookies this afternoon. You can't get much more American than that!
Before I go, I want to ask you to pray for a special friend of mine. Her name is Sara. We met through our blogs and actually met in person early last year. She is pregnant with a baby who was conceived from embryo adoption. She and her husband have an amazing story of love, faith and hope. They lost a baby boy, Samuel, to stillbirth just before we did in 2008. Sara has been admitted to the hospital for high blood pressure. She will be there minimum 2-3 days and has 5 children at home. Please pray for her BP to come down and for her husband to handle things at home while she is away. If you want to get to know her better or send her a little love, you can visit her here. Thanks.
Off to bed...I hope!