Well another week has come and gone and the monkeys have sure kept me on my toes. Fall is here and we are all finding that snooze button a little easier to push :). So some are rush jobs but we completed another fun week.
Monday - We watched the Doctor Who fall season finale "The Angels take Manhattan" now if you don't watch the show (and you should) this won't make much sense but my son loved it. So the turkey and cheese sandwich was cut into a bow tie (DW icon) and a weeping angel. I topped the carrots with a babybel Amelia Pond. The honeydew was cut to look like manhattan with the statue of liberty and buildings.
Tuesday - A longtime favorite in this house - Spongebob Squarepants. The preschool teachers had a field day with this one and showed it off to the other kids. Sometimes I need to chances to make it right so at first I colored the swiss cheese then decided he looked better as just cheese. I used marshmallows fruit leather a jelly bean and decorating gel. They love pickels so I bought the little ones and turned it into plankton. The strawberries became Patrick. 2 monkeys, 2 chances, its a learning process.
Wednesday -A sneak peek at our halloween theme this year. Green monkey wants to be Lex Luthor so this was at his request. Turkey and cheese sandwich, raisin eyes, fruit leather and spinach robot suit. Cucumber kryptonite and honeydew and fruit leather kryptonite gun. The nose was kind of fun I stack 3 corners of left over cheese and the squished it into a nose like form.
Thursday - Blue monkey got his turn to decide the theme of the day - Cat woman - PB&J with fruit leather suit. It was also picture day at both schools so I made apple and marshmallow smiles. Today was also my birthday so I sneakily turned their cucumbers into a birthday cake with babybel cheese frosting and carrot stick candles. Apologies for the sideways pictures I can't figure out how to turn them, I saved them in the right orientation and they uploaded like this.
For those who think this is way too much for a 3 or 5 year old's lunch, I am happy to report they are loving them and excited to think up new ideas. I get them made while they eat breakfast just as I would do with a normal sandwich. Somehow adding them into the creative process has inspired them to eat. Every day is filled with " I love you mommy" and "You're the best mommy" and to me they are the only critics that count :) So play with your kids, enjoy them as much as you can with whatever time you get with them be it SAHM or working parent every little thing matters.