Archive for August, 2012

Toys Aren’t Just for Children!

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Yesterday in the mail I got some new toys. Like a child on Christmas Day I tore open the package in excitement so anxious to oooh, ahhhh and start playing with my presents! I got a number of things and hope to share them each in time.

Today let’s talk about my new small sandwich cutters! Three came in the package, a bear, a bunny and an elephant.


I decided to use the elephant in Trevor’s lunch today. So fun! I admit they were a little smaller then I expected but actually 2 little sandwiches fit really well on one side of my Lunchbots Duo. I was a bit rushed this morning as our littlest guy had an early morning appointment so I literally whipped this up in minutes. I can’t wait to give it more thought and create a whole lunch around these cute little critters.

So head on over to All Things for Sale if you want to checkout these cute cutters! I know I am going to have fun playing with my new toys!


The 2 little elephant sandwiches (aren’t they cute?) are filled with a spread of peanut butter mixed with vanilla greek yogurt and sitting on a bed of pretzels. Also included are green bean chips, diced pears (canned type packed in water) and a Babybel cheese sliced in half.

I hope my little man enjoyed his lunch today as much as I enjoyed playing with the cutters!



Yay Back to School Day!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

I think we all survived! It wasn’t pretty but we all got out the door this morning in one piece… barely! The day is not over yet but I think I can claim victory! Now I’m just dying to say hello pillow!

Our school year was christened with a morning of chaos… a crazy traffic-filled drop-off, a crying toddler and one frazzled Mommy and Daddy! Later we had some panic involving a wasp in the house and a bus that arrive home an hour late! I know there will be a mound of paperwork to fill out tonight and of course fundraisers to start. Don’t worry I know each day will be better as we settle back into our school year routines! I do look forward to sitting down at the dinner table and learning the little details of their day that they hopefully will disclose (even if I have to pull it out of them)!

I was very excited to pack a special lunch for Brendan today. Actually I think every lunch I pack is special but today I packed him a themed lunch. I don’t do a lot of themed lunches so that made it extra special. Like most 10 year old boys he is a fan of Super Mario video games. While I didn’t want to tackle an actual edible Mario I felt certain I could muster out a passable Super Mario World! So drum roll please…


Brendan’s lunch included an Invincible Star sandwich cut using a Wilton Comfort Grip Cookie Cutter. A Mushroom which in the game restores your health carved out of an apple. A couple of Fire Flowers aka strawberries and cucumber peel on a food pick, some Mario currency in the form of gold chocolate coins, cucumber cubes on mustache food picks along with some snap peas, Pirate Booty and raisins! So do you think my nod to Super Mario World is a success? Well, he did and that makes it worth it! Here is a close up of the details:


I know I was focused on this task BUT yes, I packed lunch for the rest of us too!

Toddler Lunch of the Day:
Pizza left over from our last day of summer vacation celebration, grapes, 2 whole wheat Fig Newtons and snap pea crisps!

Grown up and Highschool Lunches Included:
Leftover pizza, carrot chips, snap peas, grapes, bagel chips with Laughing Cow cream cheese.


So how was your first day back?


Tomorrow’s the Big Day…

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

3 words, BACK TO SCHOOL!

Yes, tomorrow… am I ready for it? NO! The thought of wrangling 2 more kids out the door in the morning doesn’t thrill me. I have to be honest! However, I really am happy they are going back. I think they need that part of their life back. They need to be mentally challenged, to reconnect with school friends and quite frankly spend more time out of the house and less time wanting to kill each other! Anyone else know what I mean? Siblings!

This year my oldest Bailee is going off to high school leaving me to cope with my age! I do hope she has the best freshman year ever. My second, Brendan, is heading out to 5th grade, his last year at elementary school. It is hard to believe I won’t have a child gracing those hallways for a couple of years after this school year (we’ll be back though when the littles get bigger lol).

It’s all very exciting. Tonight we’ll have a kid’s choice takeout dinner (probably pizza and not my homemade pizza shucks lol). We’ll lay out their clothes for tomorrow, put out the backpacks, we’ll set alarms and get to bed early…. of course we’ll pack lunch. It’s what I do! It will make me feel better to know they have a piece of me with them!

So tune in tomorrow for the reveal of Brendan’s special back to school lunch! If you have been following on Facebook or Instagram you have been seeing some of my practice sessions so you know I have been working hard!

In the meantime…

Grown Up Lunch of the Day:
Ham and cheese on wheat roll up sandwich, with Sweets and Carrots Terra Chips, strawberry hearts and tomato mozzarella salad (tomatoes from our very own container garden)!




Toddler Lunch of the Day:
Hot dogs, cheese stick, red pepper strips, blueberries and a banana (sliced up back for peeling).


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