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RIBBIT RIBBIT!

My younger son, Smalls, loves animal noises. I think most kids (smaller, in particular) do. He loves yelling “moo” when he sees cows, “noo-nee-noo-nee-noooo” when he sees a rooster, “wah-wah” when he sees a “kree-krat” [kitty cat], and “ribbit” when he sees….a turtle? Yes. In our house, for now, “ribbit” goes with both frogs and turtles, according to Smalls. Just as he’ll answer with “ham”, every time you ask him what is in his mouth, he’ll answer with “ribbit” when you ask him what a turtle says.

But yesterday was actual frog day in Bigs’ class. Not the turtles that can be confused with frogs.

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I made a frog-shaped PB&J, and let him sit on his crust branches. I also packed banana chips, dried cranberries, red grapes, and for dessert – a gummy worm. Frogs like worms. I think.

Ribbit!!

Have a wonderful day,

Kristin

Feeling Crabby?

Today is Sea Shore Animal Day in Bigs’ class! I LOVE under the sea and beach themed stuff (remember my Giant Squid master bedroom??)! For Smalls’ first birthday, I went with an under the sea theme. I think it’s darling. So, for Bigs’ lunch today, I made a crab!

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I made a crab-shaped PB&J. I colored it red and added eyes. I lightly sprayed the trimmings gold to make them look sandy. I also packed a corn and pea mix (we’ll see how this goes over – Bigs is trying to like peas), an applesauce squeezy fruit, and two rice krispie treat Oreos.

Hope your day is less crabby than this lunch!

Kristin

Ink Slip

I have a small obsession. Well, it turns out a have a LOT of obsessions. But this isn’t about that. This is about this. I love the Giant Squid. It fascinates me. It’s gross, it’s huge, it’s elusive, it’s got a wonky eye. It’s so cool. My husband and I went to Washington D.C. for our wedding anniversary over five years ago. The one non-patriotic thing I insisted on us seeing was the Giant Squid in the Natural History Museum. It was too neat. Our master bedroom is done in shimmery turquoises, sandy tans, and creamy whites…and accented with a beautiful painting of the Giant Squid that a friend commissioned for me. Don’t judge. It’s beautiful.

Anyways, I don’t (quite sadly) have a squid (giant or otherwise) cookie cutter. I do, however, have an octopus. And that is what I used to make Bigs’ lunch for Deep Sea Day at school.

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I made an octopus-shaped PB&J. I sprayed gold and green for a shimmery, under the water effect, and used eyeballs. I also packed corn, goldfish and whale crackers, and fig newtons for dessert, which I later found out he does not like. And he thinks the insides are made of chocolate. Poor thing, to think there is chocolate he didn’t like.

High eight!

Sea creature joke.

I love a good (or bad) pun, what can I say!

Have a blessed day,

Kristin

 

Just ‘hopping’ in!

Hi friends! I hope this Easter week finds you well! What started as a busy week for me and the boys ended up being the start to an extremely busy end to the school year. Both boys are now in swim lessons! It’s a bit insane around here. They do swimming at 8:00am for ten minutes each, four times a week, for up to six weeks. You do the math. My brain hurts.

They are both doing great (it’s only day two for us today). Smalls was scared, okay TERRIFIED,  but actually did really well. And Bigs did too! They are going to be little fish by the time our sessions are over.

I’ll be catching up on my blog posting very soon – I promise you a great cake recipe and a great children’s gluten-free Easter dessert recipe. My goal is to get that on this bloggy blog before Easter. 😉

Until then, here are the two lunches I packed for Bigs this Easter week:

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Tuesday was an Easter Bunny themed lunch – I sprinkled the heck out of a Peeps bunny shaped sandwich. He also got a squeezy applesauce, corn, dried cranberries, and yogurt covered raisins.

Today’s lunch might be my all-time favorite. It’s so fun! I can’t wait to hear all about it from Bigs!

Easter Egg Surprise Preschool Lunch

It’s an Easter egg surprise lunch! I decorated his PB&J to look like Easter egg decorations and I packed the rest of his lunch in Easter eggs:

orange = goldfish, pink = dried cranberries, purple = grapes, green = banana chips, yellow = frozen corn off the cob, and blue = a few jelly beans

I think he’s going to flip his little lid.

I did while I was making it. It’s too much. I love it.

Have a very blessed day and may the true meaning of Easter find your heart as we close this Lenten season.

Kristin