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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?



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