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 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.
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.
Sea creature joke.
I love a good (or bad) pun, what can I say!
Have a blessed day,