Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Randomness

She did NOT want to take pics

He apparently DID not want to take a pic either

The Woody quilt Granny made him

Probably not a great idea

So excited about the quilt Granny made her

and excited about the bike Santa brought!

In her new coat and hat and gloves (and of course on the phone)

Riding her new bike

It wouldn't GO on the rocks, so he flipped it over to find out the problem ;)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Where to start? School parties...

Both the kids had school parties. Kylee had a program in which she sang some really cute songs. Then we went back to her room for a class party. Clancy just had a class party. Here are a few pics from them.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a very Merry CHRISTmas.  Hopefully I can catch up on blogging after the holidays (which will put me even further behind). 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

1st Grade Bento #42 - Polar Express Bento

Today, Kylee got to wear her PJ's to school for Polar Express day.  They will get to watch the movie, read the book, test on the book, and just hang out in their PJ's all day.  So, I thought I would make a Polar Express bento to go with it.  I got in super late last night from an awesome Girls Night with all the ladies from our church, so I put this together this morning.  I think Im getting better at morning bentos!  But I dont want to make it a habit!
A Turkey and Cheese Train-wich
on a Marshmallow twisty train track
Cheese Smoke clouds
Grape Kabobs
Carrots and Ranch
Pizza goldfish
and a Chocolate dipped peanut butter cracker.

And here she is in her pjs.  She is not a morning person, so of course you get a very fake smile.

1st Grade Bento #41 - Another Kylee-made bento

Turkey and Cheese sandwich
Apple Slices
Pizza Goldfish
Candy Cane Cheese
and Carrots

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Monday, December 13, 2010

1st Grade Bento #40 - All by myself! a Kylee-made bento

We didnt get home until about 8 last night and I still needed to make a Macaroni Salad and Sopapilla Cheesecake for a Christmas Party tonite, so Kylee said she wanted to make her own bento all by herself.  We had taken sandwiches for our church gathering last night and had plenty leftover, so she used that.  The first thing she asked for was a zebra cupcake liner!  I havent taught her the trick that you need to turn them inside out so you can see them in a bento, but oh well.  Then she wanted to cut her own apple with our apple slicer, but needed some muscle behind it, so I assisted.  She ran out of room for her pickle so we did use a disposable sandwich bag.  But she was the brain and design behind this whole bento.  I did have to remind her that she needed a vegetable, and to slow down on the snackies, but overall, it was great.  She had fun and was very proud!
Ham and Turkey Sandwich
Pretzel Rod
Vanilla Oreo Stick
Apple Slices
and Pizza Goldfish

Friday, December 10, 2010

1st Grade Bento #39

Well, no one checked up on me, so of course, I failed.  I did not plan ahead for this bento like I said I would.  And when I got home at 9:30pm last night, I didnt even put up my groceries (except the cold ones)!  So this was put thrown together in about 5 minutes right before I headed out the door this morning.  Nothing special.
Ham and Cheese on a Whole Wheat Sandwich Round
Pizza Goldfish
a Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffin
and a few carrots.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

1st Grade Bento #38 - Its Beginning to look alot like Christmas!

I do not do well creatively in the mornings.  I guess its because Im in a hurry.  I will have another late night tonite, but I am going to plan today and make the bento tonite, no matter how late it is!  Hold me to that! ;)
Ham and Cheese on a Whole Wheat Sandwich Round
a misshapen Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffin
a Christmas colored marshmallow twisty
Green Grape Kabobs
a couple of carrots
Kojack cheese stockings
and some crazy goldfish Kylee picked out last night (with a few Christmas sprinkles).

BTW...this is packed in one of my new EasyLunchboxes!  I won them in a giveaway a couple months back and I am loving them!  They are so much sturdier than my Ziploc brand containers that are similar.  However, I dont think the lids fit very securely?  Anyone else feel that way?  I find myself putting a band around the box everytime, just incase.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

1st Grade Bento #37 - Introducing, the long awaited Goodbyn

The Goodbyn is here!!  I was so excited when it arrived in the mail.  This one is Kylee's.  Clancy got a green one.  Kylee and I had fun decorating it last night.  And then the task was filling it!  That thing is HUGE.  I mean, I knew it was big on the outside, but there is SO much room on the inside!!

Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Cheese Puffs
Vanilla Oreo Sticks
an Apple
and a Granola Bar.
Now lets see how much she comes home with! ;)

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Monday, December 6, 2010

1st Grade Bento #36 - Food Marker FAIL

Well, I wanted to start my Christmas bentos this morning, but I had loaned out all my Christmas cookie cutters, so I gave my markers a try.  I know they dont write well on regular bread.  I dont know what I was thinking.  Oh, well.  It says "Ho! Ho! Ho! Love, Mom" if you can't tell.
Ham and Cheese Sandwich
a Cupcake with Christmas sprinkles
Apple slices and a couple carrot sticks.

Not a very exciting or impressive first Christmas bento :/.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Clancy's 2nd Birthday continued...

Clancy finally started feeling better yesterday. We did birthday cake at the house last night when Dad got home. He was very excited. He loved blowing out the candle!

Kylee's Letter to Santa...

Kylee lost her 3rd tooth!

(Please note the fairy dust on her pillow.  I think she gets more excited about that than the money.)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

1st Grade Bento #35 - Toy Story

Clancy's birthday party was Toy Story, so I am following that up with aToy Story Bento from the leftovers!  Here we have:
Mini Pizzas from Pizza Planet
Cheese Woody Badges
a Woody Cake Pop
Big Al's Cheetos
 Apple Slices and Carrots
and a Sugar Alien and Rex.

Clancy's 2nd Birthday Party - Toy Story

Well, after hours days weeks months of planning, Clancy's 2nd Birthday went NOTHING like I had planned.  He woke up sick on Sunday morning (his actual bday and his party date).  We waited a couple of hours and then sent word that we were changing the party to "Come and Go."  I just couldnt reschedule this time of year, and I already had all the refreshments and party favors made/bought.  The party was planned to be outside under the barnwood shed that my grandfather built this last summer and just put in a rock porch this last week.  We didn't even worry with that since we had to keep Clanc inside and most people would not come anyways.  I set up everything in the dining room and most of the grandmas, etc showed up, plus a few friends.  Clancy slept most of the time, being rocked by all the grandmas.  He did get up for a few cheetos and to check out his new 4 wheeler, but that only lasted about 5 minutes.  I made lots of cupcakes and cake pops.  I didnt get a close up of the cake pops, but they were brown with red and yellow drizzle.  We also had Big Al's Cheetos and drinks.  The party was at 2pm, so we didnt have a meal.  There were alot of pics of just didn't think to get :(.  I had everyone sign in on a Toy Story book.  My little man is still sick today.  I am trying to save his cake for him, so we can sing Happy Birthday and he can blow out his candle, but I might just have to remake it if it goes much longer. :(