Monday, January 31, 2011

1st Grade Bento #53 - More Hearts of course

Ham and Mustard Heartwich on a Whole Wheat Sandwich Round
an American Cheese Heart on top
Whole Wheat Crackers
Strawberry Creme Heart Marshmallow
Strawberry Hearts
Pizza Goldfish in a silicone heart

Friday, January 28, 2011

1st Grade Bento #52

Ham Rolls
Cojack Cheese Slices
Strawberry Creme heart shaped marshmallows
Ritz Crackers
and Graham Crackers

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

1st Grade Bento #51

Pizza Goldfish in a heart silicone cup
Strawberry Hearts on Heart picks
a square of Peanut Butter Fudge
a Mini Granola Bar
A PB&J Heartwich
Cojack Cheese Hearts
and Carrot sticks

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Komen Central Texas Race for the Cure®

April 30, 2011

Dear Friends and Family,

I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the 2011 Komen Central Texas Race for the Cure on 04/30/2011 in the fight against breast cancer. One in eight women will be stricken with breast cancer in her lifetime and the more we raise, the more the Central Texas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure can give back to fund vital breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs in our own community and support the national search for a cure.

Click here to visit my personal page and pledge your support.

Please join me in the fight by pledging in support of my participation in the Race or contributing generously to the 2011 Komen Central Texas Race for the Cure. Your tax-deductible contribution will fund innovative outreach and awareness programs for medically underserved communities in the Central Texas area and national breast cancer research. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make a donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below. Whatever you can give will help! I truly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

Thank you so much for your time and support in the fight against breast cancer! Every step counts!


Erika Archie

To sponsor my participation online, click here.

Monday, January 24, 2011


In just 23 short days, my little cowgirl will be SEVEN years old!  Can you believe that?  I know I can't!  We had fun taking some quick photos this weekend while Bubby was taking a nap.  We hope to get a chance to do some more at another location, but for the mean time, here is a preview...

1st Grade Bento #50 - Hearts Galore

PB&J Double Heartwich
Pizza Goldfish in a Hearth silicone cup
Cojack Hearts
Grape Tomatoes on a Heart pick
and Strawberry Hearts

Friday, January 21, 2011

1st Grade Bento #49 - These are a few of her favorite things...

I am so dissapointed in my bento skills lately.  I keep telling myself that I will do better next week.  I love how convinient this Ziploc box is, but its just not cute.  I WILL DO BETTER NEXT WEEK!!  So...this morning I was in a rush and just threw a box together of her very favorite things.
Ham and Mustard Pocket
Cojack Cheese slice
Pizza Goldfish
and Grape Tomatoes.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

2011 Coryell County Youth Fair

Kylee participated in the Coryell County Youth Fair this past weekend.  She is still just a Clover Kid.  You have to be in 3rd grade to be in 4H, so we still have another year.  She and Jenna showed Mr. Gregory's goat this year.  She had so much fun.  She also entered Cake Pops, a photo of her Daddy, and a Peace Sign Shirt.  Clancy wanted in on the action so bad!
Clancy, Kylee, Flash, and Jenna

He wants in there with Sissy

Hold him still!

In the ring

Waiting to show Flash
Cake Pops she made.

The shirt she made for her craft.

The photo she took of her Daddy.

Cake Pops!

Kylee and Flash

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

1st Grade Bento #48 - Salad

The girl LOVES salad.  She ate salad all weekend and then made sure I bought the "ingredients" at the grocery store for her to take it in her lunch.  She complained about the ranch for some reason?  Maybe because she was eating restraunt ranch all weekend?  I don't know.  I only buy Hidden Valley Ranch and she eats it every Wednesday night on her pizza and never complains.  The lettuce looks a little sad in this photo, but it didn't in "real life."
Lettuce with carrots
Bacon pieces
and Cheese

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

1st Grade Bento #47

I've got to get some creative juices flowing!  My bentos are so BORING lately!!  I did finally remember I had bought a sandwich sealer a while back.  Kylee wanted a PB&J sandwich so it was the perfect day to try it out!
PB&J Sealed Sandwich
Cheese Slices
Apple Pieces
Pizza Goldfish
and Carrot Sticks

Linked up as part of Whats For Lunch Wednesday

Friday, January 7, 2011

1st Grade Bento #46

Ham and Cheese with Mustard on a Whole Wheat Sandwich Round
Pizza Goldfish
a Reeses cup
Carrot sticks
and Pineapple chunks

Thursday, January 6, 2011

1st Grade Bento #45 - a Before and After

So I wish I would have had more time this morning.  I finally went to the grocery store and got some lunchmaking supplies.  But I had two ill kiddos last night, so we all snuggled.  Due to all the snuggling, baths had to be taken this morning.  Due to the baths, Dad made lunches.  The first pic is the lunch he had for Kylee.  Um, great try, but there is a little something missing, called nutrition. Lol.  So I gave it a slight makeover in the second pic, but I still forgot the veggie.  And how much trouble would it have been to put some cute picks or something in?  Oh well.  I am just so thankful the hubs made all our lunches this morning.  Not all would do that.  He's really wonderful.

Ham and Cheese on a Whole Wheat Sandwich Round
2 Milanos
Pineapple pieces
and Pizza Goldfish

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year's Fun!

We had a great time on New Year's Eve.  The kids did some crafts, some Wii dancing, and a little baking in the Easy Bake.  The adults mainly just pigged out on ate the wonderful appetizers that included White Wings, Fried Pickles, Pizza Rolls, Chili Cheese Dip, Strawberry Trifle and more! 

We made these Edible Party Hats that I found here.
And Personalized Toasting Glasses that I found here.

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

1st Grade Bento #44 - A 6:45am bento...

Ham and Cheese Sandwich
a Reese's cup
some Pickles
and some Apple slices.

Monday, January 3, 2011

1st Grade Bento #43 - Happy New Year!

A Party Hat Ham and Mustard Sandwich
with Gel Dots and Cheese Numbers
a Vanilla Oreo Stick
a Kit Kat
and Peaches.

Shared as part of Whats For Lunch Wednesday.