It’s not even Thanksgiving, and I’m already doing Christmas lunches! It’s so exciting. And my Bigs is beyond excited for Christmas! We normally wait until the week of Thanksgiving to decorate and put up our tree, but he’s been so excited that we bumped it up a week. We’ll be doing it at the end of this week. He can’t wait. I can’t either. Tomorrow is going to be the coldest day we’ve had this season, so far. It feels more like the holidays!
So, to celebrate ALL of that, I made Bigs a fun Christmas lunch.
I made a ham, cheese, and mayo sandwich, which I cut into two tiny Christmas trees (Bigs ate the crusts for a pre-karate snack today). I “decorated” the trees with food-safe green spray and used my Food Writers for extra detailing. I also packed raisins, plantain chips (not the sweet kind), a mandarin orange, a banana (also decorated like a tree), goldfish cookies and red, white, and green chocolate covered sunflower seeds for dessert.
Ho ho ho!
Today was a school field trip to a farm and petting zoo. It was great fun (save for the multiple tantrums of the century by one child and a complete teary-eyed breakdown by me, but hey, tomorrow’s a new day, right?)
We saw and did lots of neat things. We milked a cow, held baby chickens and ducks, pet goats, chased after adult chickens, went on a hay ride, rode a train. It was great!
When I asked my Bigs what his favorite part about our day was, he said that he LOVED holding the baby chickens and ducks. That was my favorite party too. They were PEEPING, like for real. It was so cute.
In honor of that, I made a baby duck themed lunch for my Bigs.
I made a duck shaped PB&J and used my yellow Food Writer to outline his shape and wings, and my orange Food Writer for the beak. I sprayed a light gold color on him and used a candy eye ball. Ducky is sitting on a lake of grapes, TJ’s plantain chips, and a few Goldfish crackers. I also packed vanilla yogurt (tinted blue) with chick sprinkles, and seasoned corn.
Blessings to you!
So, tomorrow is Thursday, this I know. But it’s a Friday for us. There is no school on Friday, so I get a bonus day with both my boys!
For my Bigs’ “Friday” lunch, I made this:
I made a ham, cheese, and mayo sandwich (I cut it into four pieces). I packed a mini plum, some HUGE grapes, seasoned corn, a few TJ’s plantain chips, and three freeze dried mangoes. I would have included a dessert, but we had a situation with lying. Sooo…..
For my Smalls:
I made him a PB&J, which I also cut into four pieces. I packed some organic TJ PB crackers, a few freeze dried mangoes, and some of those huge grapes, cut up.
Here’s to a great Thursday AND Friday!
Blessings to you!
Happy October! The month where I start to really picture Fall. I picture pumpkin everything (okay, I’ve been picturing that for about a month now), crunchy leaves, crisp, cool weather, boots, scarves, family walks, pumpkin patches…I could go on and on. Sadly, where I live, the weather is still a muggy 90’s. But a girl can dream!
Both my boys are in school tomorrow, so I packed two lunches.
For my Bigs:
I packed ham and cheese kebabs, green & red grapes, pineapple, Trader Joe’s plantain chips, a squeezy yogurt, and a soft pumpkin ginger cookie.
For my Smalls:
I packed half a PB&J, some Trader Joe’s Inner Peas, cut green & red grapes, cut cheese stick, and one soft pumpkin ginger cookie.
PS – I’ve started a Proverbs Bible Study, where we focus on one of the 31 chapters for each of the 31 days in October. I’d love to share a verse that speaks to me from that day’s chapter.
My child, listen to your father’s teaching. And do not forget your mother’s advice. Their teaching will beautify your life. It will be like flowers in your hair or a chain around your neck. Proverbs 1:8-9