It’s a new week, and my big kid will be studying the Ocean. I love ocean life. To kick off the week, I made a seahorse themed lunch for my Bigs.
I made a seahorse shaped PB&J. I also packed goldfish crackers (fresh water, I know), red grapes, a mandarin orange, and some trail mix. For dessert, he chose lemon-lime Jell-o. It’s my big boy’s birthday week, so I didn’t mind letting him have this, this time.
I also packed a lunch for my little guy. We are going on a play date and I think he’ll find this to be more enticing than a square sandwich.
I packed the same seahorse sandwich, trail mix, goldfish crackers, red grapes, and iced animal crackers for dessert.
Did you know that seahorses have no stomachs? That’s why they are constantly eating, all day long, just to stay alive. There are also over forty known species of seahorses!
I should have made this lunch on Wednesday! Tomorrow’s lunch is a camel themed lunch.
I packed a camel shaped PB&J (I made him goldish with some food safe spray), some Trader Joe’s apple puffy things, assorted dried fruit (craisins, dates, ginger), a mandarin orange, and red grapes.
HUMP DAAAAYYY FRIDAY!!!
My oldest son eats as much as a 900 pound gorilla. At any given time. This is a fact. He said today’s lunch just wasn’t enough food. Soooo….
Here’s his 900 pound gorilla lunch for tomorrow:
I made a gorilla shaped ham, cheese, and mayo on whole wheat bread. I also packed Trader Joe’s cinnamon apple puff stick things, goldfish crackers, a whole mandarin orange, green grapes, and raspberries.
Cross your gorilla paws (are they called paws, I need to know) that this is enough.
For my small little chimp:
I made a half peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a smiley face. His favorite color is blue and he loves when I draw smiley faces for some reason (because they are happy I’m guessing). He also loves when I draw “wacky guys”, you know, those air filled tall things that do that wacky little dance in front of hot tub stores? My Smalls both loves and is scared of them. We do the “wacky guy” dance at home. I digress. I also packed a chocolate chip cookie, carrots and hummus, and goldfish crackers. He’s got the apple sticks and applesauce for snack.
Tomorrow starts “Zoo Week” in my Bigs’ class. To start it off, I went with the grand old elephant.
I made a PB&J elephant, and he is sitting upon his crusty knoll. I threw in some oyster crackers, but they are hiding. I also packed a mandarin orange and some vanilla Greek yogurt, with elephant sprinkles.
Today was my Co-op day in school. On these days, I get to be in class, as a Helper Parent, with my oldest son. It is a really neat opportunity. Just like my son (or my son, like me), my favorite time of day is Lunch Time. It is so fun, sitting on those pint-sized chairs, surrounded by those kids and their lunches. The stuff they come up with to talk about during this time is hilarious…and weird. And everyone talks about the food in their lunch. It’s a riot. One of my Bigs’ classmates had made her own lunch the night before and he wanted to do the same for tomorrow’s lunch.
He made the whole thing with minimal help from me. 🙂 He made his PB&J, and cut it into the shapes of his choosing.
He added Goldfish crackers, green grapes, raspberries, and two Cotton Candy Oreos. I’m quite proud! He’s such a neat kid.
In other PB&J news, I made these amazing Peanut Butter & Jelly Lunch Lady Cupcakes a while back and they were some of the best I’ve ever made. My mouth waters just thinking about them.
Here is the link:
Have a rad Friday!
Tomorrow is my Co-op day at my sons’ school. I get to enjoy my oldest for the entire day!
Here is my lunch:
I made a salad (greens, bell pepper, yellow cherry tomatoes, carrots, and vinaigrette. I also packed a navel orange, green grapes, raspberries with semi-sweet chocolate chips in them, and some dark chocolate coconut bark. I can’t wait.
My Bigs’ lunch has the continued transportation theme. Although they are still learning about boats, I went trucks. Beep.
I made a PB&J and used a pickup truck cutter on one piece of the bread. I added a few red sprinkles on top of the jelly to make it more of a profound (and less sticky) truck shape. I also packed pretzel sticks, green grapes, and semi-sweet chocolate chip stuffed raspberries for his dessert.
And for my teeny weeny Smalls:
He requested a “triangle” shaped PB&J, about which I forgot. I just told him I went with a rectangle shaped one. And he bought it. 😀 I also packed green grapes, pretzel sticks, dried cranberries, and a chocolate chip cookie. He requested all of those.
Have a great Thursday!
It’s transportation week, continued!
Bigs’ has PB&J motorcycle and boat sandwiches (I used my Food Writers to add a few details), two dates, a few raisins, oyster crackers, fruit salad (green grapes, strawberries, and raspberries), and one marshmallow for dessert.
Splish splash, vroom vroom.
The theme of this week has not been “lazy lunches”, although it might have appeared that way. It has, in fact, been transportation. I just have not been able to get my act together enough to do coordinating lunches, until now.
Bigs has a little prop plane (I think) shaped PB&J (sandwich scraps eaten as a snack this afternoon). I also packed a mandarin orange, pretzel sticks, green grapes, raspberries, and a cherry chocolate cookie.
For my Smalls:
I made another prop plane PB&J. I also packed pretzel sticks, dried apricots, raspberries, green grapes (without “bumps” [seeds], as he calls them – his little sensory self cannot take seeds of any sort, except in raspberries), and a cookie. For snack, he asked for Goldfish crackers. I also threw in an applesauce. He likes to dig in his lunchbox at snacktime.
Talk to me, Goose.
That’s all I’ve got.
Tomorrow’s lunch is just as “creative” as today’s!
Hold your ears, folks (it’s showtime):
It’s a ham, cheese (I use Applegate Naturals for both), and mayo on whole wheat. I also packed a few pretzel sticks, a fruit salad (strawberries, raspberries, and pineapple), and a chocolate cherry cookie.
That is all.
This lunch could also be called “Hungover from Easter” (not in a drunk way, but in a way where we had a little too much Easter). We had such a busy Friday, weekend, and Monday celebrating Easter that the kids and I are just beyond pooped, especially with swim lessons starting today.
Here is my big one’s lunch for tomorrow:
I put PB&J on a hamburger bun. Because that’s where I’m at. I also packed pretzel sticks, raisins, fruit salad (pineapple, red grapes, and strawberries), and … a fruit-by-the-foot. It was in one of the eggs at today’s egg hunt. He’ll be shocked I’m letting him have it, but delighted.
That’s it. I’m out.