Monday, April 30, 2012

Cinco De Mayo Week

Maracas and a Sombrero Hat.

So this week at school G is studying Cinco De Mayo...  it is going to be a stretch for me to find enough stuff to fill a week of Cinco De Mayo, but I will try.


He has cheese and bread Maracas.. with the fancy smancy design using my markers :)  I made a sombreo cookie.. Fudge strip cookie with a marshmellow in it... ha...  He has ham and cheese, carrots and a strawberry.  Bad mommy forgot to get HIS yogurt (ok well the store didn't have it and I didn't feel like going to another store to get it) so he has a container of my yogurt, which I am sure I will hear about after school :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Random Dinner

Hubby had a late LAX game tonight, so it was just G and me for dinner.. and he actually asked for a "special" dinner.. awww my heart... so I grabbed what I had on hand and came up with this..

Veggie Rice, carrots, penguin cheese and octopus hot dogs. He ate everything right up.. I think he was a happy little boy

Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Last night G had Fettuccine Alfredo for dinner and he told me that he wanted it in his lunch today.. so my brain got to thinking that it could be the garden for Mary.


The Garden is his leftovers (some of them) and cheddar flowers.  Mary is a traced image from a sheet he brought home from school. He has flower strawberries, more small flowers, and carrots.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

So this morning G was up extra early so I asked him what Nursery Rhyme he would like today.. he went back and forth between Mary Mary Quite Contrary and Twinkle Twinkle.... I was rooting for Twinkle Twinkle, because I figured that would be much easier.. so I was so relieved happy when he said Twinkle. So today he has

Bread Star with two cheddar cheese stars on top (told you it was an easy one). He asked for ham today so he has that with the left over cheese, apple slices and carrots. He also asked for a cookie, so he has that with a star traced into it. Hope he likes it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hickory Dickory Dock

G came home with a project that had the Nursery Rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock on it, so since it was so fresh in his mind that is what I went with this morning.. I found this idea ala.. pinterest... love me some pinterest...

any hoo.. here is Hickory Dickory Dock.. I showed it to G and asked him what kind of lunch he had today, and he knew right away (SCORE)

The Clock is a piece of bread with and cheddar cheese clock face.  The mice are strawberris, with M&M ears, swiss cheese eyes and turkey tails.  He has more cheese circles and turkey, carrots, a cookie and yogurt to accompany the scene.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jack and Jill

Today's lunch is Jack and Jill... I found this idea while snooping around the net for nursery rhyme bentos.. and found one just like it at. Charisma in Life and Love
I loved it so.. here is my version.

Jack and Jill are bread cut into circles, with cheddar cheese hair and swiss cheese faces.  The bucket between them is cheddar and swiss also.  in the cups above he has apples and carrots, and turkey and the cheese scrapes.  The Jack and Jill sign is a cookie.  We said the Nursery Rhyme to school today, so I hope he gets it.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Nursery Rhyme Week - Humpty Dumpty

G's Theme at school this week is Nursery Rhymes, so today I started the Week off with Humpty Dumpty.

Humpty is Swiss Cheese with my egg shape cutter.  he is sitting on a bread and cheddar wall.  In the cups today G has, strawberries, carrots, turkey and cheese, and gummies.  His has been asking for his yogurt to be in his box, ever since I started it last week to make it easier... so it's there too.  He has a special surprise today.. Humpty was kind of falling off the wall (and for this box I wanted him on the wall) I had to prop him up with a cookie.. ha...I am sure I could of come up with something else more healthy, but it fit perfect!

Added to What's For Lunch Week 100 :)

Bento Lunch

Friday, April 20, 2012

Duck pond

Fridays at school are pizza day and I sometimes feel like g gets upset that I don't buy his pizza lunch. So today I made him a pizza lunch but had to stay with the farm theme. So .....

I made a personal pizza for him. With a duck (cheddar) hanging out with it (genes the duck pond ).

He has his carrots strawberries and grapes. Yogurt and fish crackers


G's lunch was a cow on Thursday to go with the farm theme. I'm still at my conference so posting has been late. Sorry. Should of set them up before oh well

Ok here's his lunch

A cow cheese sandwich. He is on a dirt pile of crackers. He has his strawberries and grapes. Carrots, yogurt. Han and cheese and an Oreo cookie

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Baa baa black sheep

Yesterday I had to leave the house super early for a conference so I wasn't able to post G's lunch ;(. Sorry.., any hoo his lunch was keeping with the farm theme

Bread in a circle with a cheese sheep (lamb) colored black. Goldfish crackers strawberries and grapes yogurt, carrots and turkey cheese roll ups. He has a cookie for a snack

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Down on the Farm

Today's lunch is still working with the farm theme :)

He has a barn out of bread, with the word FARM in cheese letters colored green.  Two horses, mama and foal.. out of cheddar... carrots, grapes, apples and a blackberry (hopefully he will try it) pepperoni, goldfish crackers, an oreo cookie is hidden for his treat and a yogurt.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Farm Week

The theme at school this week is the Farm.  So this is what I came up with for this beautiful Monday :)  It's going to be another warm one today woo hoo!!

Back to the lunch.. he has a bowl pig slop (mac an cheese) two cheese piggies, apples and grapes, carrots, pretzels; and his yogurt has a cow on it so that is facing up.. buried under is a piece of laffy taffy from a party he went to this weekend.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sunshiny Day

It is going to be a beautiful day and weekend here... with highs of 82 on Sunday....  Love it... so today G's lunch needed to reflect that...

Bread cut out with a glass (I ran out of bread rounds) a sunshine out of cheddar cheese (used a circle cutter for middle, and little slices for the rays) the face is made from strawberries.  He has apples, grapes, and strawberries.  Cheese and turkey, carrots, and a yogurt.  He has a cookie and drink on the outside.

Have a great weekend everyone.


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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cloudy Day

Today's lunch is a cloudy day with a rainbow...  to follow yesterdays :)

We have a sandwich round with a Swiss cheese cloud with a sour airhead rainbow.  Ham and cheese roll ups, carrots, apples and grapes and mini marshmallow (clouds).

Simple and cute I think

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weather Week

So after I picked up G yesterday I found out that they are studying weather this week.  So today's lunch is a rainy day...

Mac and Cheese (green food coloring) Grass, a Swiss cheese umbrella, cheddar cheese rain drops.. strawberry flowers, carrots and the left over cheese.  In his lunch box he also has juice, yogurt and a duck cookie... (cuz they like to play in the rain).

When we got to school today and he was carrying in his lunch he asked is it a special lunch mommy... I said don't I always make you a special lunch... he goes, that because you love me... aww heart melt...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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First Day Back

Well it was back to the grind this morning... G just kept saying he didn't want to go to school, so I let him pick a book and his favorite part of the book to make his lunch.

He picked Car Wash by Sandra Steen and Susan Steen Illustrated by G. Brian Karas 
 In this book a family goes to the carwash.. the illustrations are G's favorite thing in the book. So he picked when the car starts to go in and it gets dark..


We all know that my artist talents are not the best, but I thought I did ok....

 The scene is on a piece of Bread, painted with my natural food color powders, the sign for Car Wash is on a piece of cheese...  He has carrots, strawberries, and "bubble" cheese and ham pieces.

Hope he likes it.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Break :)

Well we are on Spring Break, so no school lunches... but yesterday I just couldn't help myself... We had "special" breakfast and lunch.


Bunny Bums :)  Mini pancakes with bacon ears and marshmallow tails... I think G like the tails the best.

Lunch... we spent most of the morning outside, G kind of playing and helping me fix up the follow beds and the garden.  So for lunch he had to have a garden...

A Bean (seed) open sandwich of bread turkey and cheese...  cheese ball seeds,  flower strawberries and Garden veggie rice as the garden bed itself.

I think he liked it...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Last Day before Spring Break

Today is G's and My last day of school for Spring Break!  Woo hoo!... so to culminate the spring/Easter lunches this is what he has....

Bunny hopping away (bread round with shredded cheese a marshmallow tail carrot ears, and jelly beans as the poop ....G is obsessed with movie HOP right now)
A Cheese Easter egg, with crackers, pieces of steak, strawberries and the bunny head cookie.
 Yogurt and juice box are in his box too.

Hope he enjoys his last lunch before break.

Harlem Globetrotters Tour!

We can't wait to go in March!  My  boys are going to be so excited!  We have never seen them.. if you have let me know what I shoul...