Tomorrow is the last day for Pet Week. My Bigs has had a blast! They learned about veterinarians, pet groomers, and different kinds of pets. They made little floats, on which they’ll place a stuffed animal of their choice from home (Bigs picked a warthog that he named “Piggy Pig”, and parade them around in a “Pet Parade (I can’t wait to stay and watch this!). It’s been a good week.
I ended the Pet Week lunches with a dog themed lunch.
I made a dog shaped PB&J “puzzle” (he can take out the dog and put him back in, if he felt so inclined). I also packed colby jack cheese, grapes, a few pretzel nuggets, and one homemade dark red velvet cookie.
You know how sometimes your kids say things the wrong way and you don’t want to correct them because it’s so cute? I have many words like that. I want to relish those sweet little made up or wrong words as long as I can. We still refer to “ice cream” as “cup cup” in our house, occasionally, because that is how my Bigs chose to say it when he was around one. And he’d say that a kitty would say “haaaaaa oooooooo” instead of “meow” and my Smalls would call them “cree crats” and say they would meow like “wah wah”. I love it. I love going through the notebooks I’ve got for each one, reading their fun moments and words.
Anyways. While I wipe my tears (caused by knowing they are getting bigger and saying words correctly), look at Bigs’ school lunch for tomorrow:
I made a PB&J “cree crat” with a rather large face. He’s sitting snuggly atop his crusty blankets. I also packed some pretzel nuggets, strawberries, grapes, an organic yogurt squeeze, and a homemade GF DF PB&J cookie.
And for my little “cree crat” loving Smalls:
He requested hummus and carrots, so that’s what he got. I trimmed down a beautiful organic blood orange colored carrot and put it with olive hummus. I also packed grapes, a few pretzel nuggets, dried cranberries, a mozzarella cheese stick, and a PB&J cookie. He’ll probably eat the cheese stick for snack, along with the applesauce I’ll also pack.
And alas, tomorrow is my Bigs’ Valentine’s Day party in school, and thus, his last Valentine’s Day lunch.
So, here it is:
I made a gold PB&J heart. I also packed whole wheat pretzel nuggets, a mandarin orange, blueberries, strawberries, and one homemade red velvet cookie.
I’ll be posting some yummy dessert recipes soon, too (a few repeats), two of which are both gluten and dairy free!
Here is tomorrow’s lunch for my Bigs:
I made three little pancake PB&J (I used peach jelly this time). My boys love these little sandwiches. I also packed a few pretzel nuggets, a mandarin orange, blueberries, one heart shaped strawberry, one homemade dark red velvet cookie (recipe still forthcoming #imbusy), and two little conversation hearts, about which I know my buddy will flip. I also used a little “Bee Mine” bee ring and a heart pick as decoration.
Here is my Smalls lunch:
I also packed three little pancake sandwiches, a mandarin orange, a few pretzel nuggets, one dark red velvet cookie, and one conversation heart. Per his request, I also added vanilla yogurt (with a few sprinkles), and applesauce. He does not get decorations yet because he eats them. #iknowthisfromexperience
Have a great Thursday!
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Also known to many as Consumerist-Oriented-Shallow-Mass-Produced-Day. Either one will do. But I DO admit, it’s a fun week for kids. And I also do love chocolates. And other Valentine’s desserts. And pink and red together.
There’s a fine line, you know.
Here’s my Bigs’ first Valentine’s Week lunch (or “wunch”, as my Smalls says):
I made a PB&J square, on which I made a scalloped heart shape, and filled it with a few candy crush-lookin’ pink candies (which will compete with the Oreos as his favorite part of lunch). I also packed red grapes, baby pretzel nuggets, raisins, a mandarin orange, and two red velvet Oreos (you’re welcome, son). I used two Valentiney rings as decoration (light pink shimmery heart and a glittery hot pink kiss lip thing).