He was still feeling stressed, but as things got completed and he was able to focus on setting the table and such, he started to calm down.
Dinner turned out to be about a half hour late... even with his 5 hour head start, but it was DELICIOUS! The menu they picked:
Appetizer: Italian Salad (butter and oak lettuce with kidney beans, Genoa Salami and provolone)
Main Course: Italian American Lasagna with spiced meatballs
Side dish: Fresh baked sour dough bread and steamed artichokes.
Dessert: Carrot cake with vanilla ice cream with fresh raspberries on top
It ended up being a educational experience for the whole family, for my very non-culinary husband decided that he would help Cyan with the dessert once again. Twice in the same day looking up recipes and making them... Banner day for my man. :)
Cyan was very proud of her cake:
And Logan loved Daddy's cream cheese frosting. :)
It was a wonderful learning experience. There were tons of great learning opportunities. I think I may have them do this once a month this year and see how they improve their skills.