Friday, May 10, 2013

Slow but steady we get there

Whew we made it through another fun-filled birthday weekend and now its back to school. I don't know about you but hosting parties drains me, don't get me wrong I love them, our friends, and our kids, but they wear me out. So lunches and blogging have been...well...a bit slow.

Magic Show 
The magician that performed at our 4yo's birthday this weekend was so entertaining that Green monkey requested a magic show in his lunch today.

In this lunch :
  • Peanut butter and jelly Magician's hat with apple rabbit ears
  • Roast beef and string cheese Magic wand
  • Ace of hearts apple
  • Magic flower salad - cucumber, carrots, and broccoli
  • Ironman candy sticks for the new movie release (not that we had time to go see it yet)
Jabba the Hut  
A little more dark side fun, since little blue got Pizza the Hut. big green gets Jabba

 In this lunch :
  • Peanut butter and jelly Jabba the Hut, peanut butter crisp thrown
  • Grapes and light saber
  • Boba Fett apple
 Splash Day 
An end of year tradition at preschool, and who loves splashing more than dolphins and fish? Toddlers.

In this lunch : In our Yubo lunch box
  • Colored goldfish
  • Peanut butter and jelly Dolphins and heart
  • Apples with swedish fish
  • Peanut butter crisp bar with Swedish fish. Already used 1 bar for big kid lunch so little had to have it too.
Cookies 'N Milk 
No not really ;)

In this lunch :
  • Peanut butter and jelly with nutella "chocolate chips" piped on top
  • Milk - ranch dip (yes it gets a tupperware lid before packing)
  • Grapes
  • Carrots
Petting Zoo 
Field trip for little blue and I with our moms group to a little local petting zoo

In this lunch : in our Yubo lunch box
  • Peanut butter and jelly CuteZCute Piggy with salami belly, swimming in "mud" pretzels
  • Grapes with cucumber bunny
  • Cucumbers with duck

Skylanders - Pop Fizz 

In this lunch :
  • Peanut butter and jelly Pop Fizz on Cookie Crisp cereal
  • Carrots
  • Apple beakers
Unfortunately this one was unnecessary as they had a party in class, but with our crazy day it made a great after school snack.

 In this lunch/snack :
  • Blueberry bagel with candy eyes on Cookie Crisp sand
  • Carrots
  • Crab apple...get it? Well it made me laugh this morning.
In case you're still looking for teacher appreciation gift ideas. Our elementary school is celebrating this week with a different theme each day. Since I had already done the flower cups for the preschool, I let my big kid interpret these themes himself and bring different gifts in. Sure they aren't picture perfect or crafty as the things on pinterest, but they are heartfelt and made by a 6yo who loves his teacher.

Monday - Books for the classroom - He picked out 2 of our books and brought them in to add to the classroom reading nook along with a note that said "Thanks for helping me learn to read"

Tuesday - Favorite flower - My son picked some roses and jasmine from our garden and sent a note that read "Thanks for helping me grow"

Wednesday - Favorite snacks - We wrapped a can of coke with twizzlers and a note that said "Thanks for being so sweet to me"

Thursday - School supplies - Our classroom is always running short of basic supplies, so we sent in clorox wipes, kleenex, and Expo dry erase markers. I brought rotisserie chicken and pasta salad for the teacher appreciation pot luck. Then I spent the day volunteering in the classroom in between other appointments, distributing homework, helping them make their mother's day gifts.

Friday - Thank you note - Today he drew a picture in a thank you card and signed a note thanking her for being his teacher and included a movie gift card.

No matter how you choose to appreciate your teachers, I hope you give them a little shout out this week and say thanks for all they do.


  1. Love all of these! But especially the adorable wee bunny ears peeking out of the magic hat!