Showing posts with label characters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label characters. Show all posts

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Really fun character lunches for the girls today. I started out thinking that I would make one really fun lunch with a Merida sandwich for Rose, and then some regular. faster and less work fun lunches for the other two. Well the others saw it and they all wanted Merida too! I should have know this would happen. Good thing I was up a little earlier this morning likely due to the impending Day Light Savings time change.

Rose's Lunch
grapes & strawberries, Merida sandwich, Mor'du chocolate teddy grahams

I actually saw a cute Merida sandwich the other day and that was the inspiration for this one. My carrots were short and I couldn't really make them curly but I think I still got the wild look! I stuck most of them down with peanut butter and told the girls not to throw their lunches boxes around today. We'll see what happens! Rose liked her lunch so much she wanted me to take a picture of her with it.

Amy's almost identical lunch - can you spot the main difference?
No red pepper lips. She doesn't like red pepper and she asked "Can't you colour on the lips or something?" Well, I tried. The red pepper ones look better. I somehow lost my best food markers and used the backup Wilton ones. They just don't work as well for me. Once it was done that's it, no do overs! I had already put the hair on etc and was not about to flip it over and start over. It was getting close to leaving time.

Heidi really wanted a fun Merida sandwich too but I was out of carrots! I had already prepared carrots, celery, red peppers, orange peppers & grape tomatoes for snack at school today so they were all used. Aha!  Another easy idea. cheddar cheese hair.I made a different style entirely with a cheese face too. I didn't spend much time on this one I must confess. 

Ham sandwich with a Merida cheese topper, Mor'du teddy grahams, grapes, blueberries, strawberry

This was actually a difficult morning in the house. The baby was up playing ALL NIGHT! I have no idea why. My husband ended up taking the second shift of trying to get her to sleep/playing in the wee morning  hours. Eventually she went to sleep but then he slept in and didn't get up to help with getting the others out the door. I feel like I was Supermom today -- chop, chop, chop - round  up the kids and remind them to put on their shoes, brush their teeth etc. You know the drill. Mine seem to need a little reminding to get back on track every 5 minutes! They were literally playing all sorts of games this morning.  Very active imaginations. There was also a discussion about what to wear for Alphabet day and the usual animated chatter that ensues which equals a stoppage to getting dressed! Plus they had a slow start since it's the read-athon and they woke up and started reading right away. I'm surely not complaining that Amy & Rose want to read - but I would have been happier if they were dressed and had eaten their breakfast first. Eventually they all made it to school - in the nick of time and hopefully didn't shake up their lunch boxes too much! I predict that they will eat everything today :)

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Oh, there you are Perry!

I haven't been feeling especially creative lately and then I found a theme inspiration in a bag of fruit snacks! Phineas and Ferb fruit snacks. I picked them up when I was away for work since I've never seen them in Bermuda and I thought they might be fun. When I was rummaging around in the snack container the other day,  I spotted one and knew it would be perfect for Heidi's lunch.

Ham sandwiches with cheese accents - Perry, Phineas & Ferb
carrots & cucumbers, apple & pear slices underneath fruit snacks

She had some dip for her veggies when it was time to eat. I googled Phineas and Ferb and saw several images of a Perry sandwich and the Phineas sandwiches. No idea who thought of this first, but those links are the images that caught my eye. This was one sandwich cut into three pieces. I just freehand cut the cheese for Phineas and Ferb, it was pretty easy. Heidi thought they turned out really cute, so she had to eat her lunch at 10:30 am!

Amy and Rose had already left for ballet camp when I made this. Their lunches were a flower theme with sandwiches exactly like this one from last week. I didn't have time to take a photo of theirs as they were in a rush to get out the door, but I was able to leisurely pack Heidi's lunch and take TWO pictures even! It was so nice not to be in a crazy rush!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Minnie Mouse Lunches

I just came back from a quick weekend business trip to Disney. I didn't take the kids this time as I wasn't able to add any extra days for some family fun. I did bring home a few $$$ Disney snacks so that I could make them a few fun lunches. Here are a few Minnie and friends lunches that I made them yesterday morning.

Amy's Planetbox Lunch
Mickey Mouse crackers, and Mickey & Friends cookies
carrot sticks,with peanut butter for dipping and a few cucumber rounds
Minnie Mouse chocolate coin, strawberry and grapes
Minnie Mouse ham sandwich

Rose has the same thing

I did bring them a few Disney surprises but I came home to the biggest surprise of all. My husband, Mom and brother orchestrated a huge household project. They switched our larger bedroom with the girls' smaller bedroom so that they could have more room. TRUST me it was a TON of work. I also understand there were some other helpers involved in looking after the littles while this huge project was underway - especially during the painting, I have wanted to do this for some time but it was just a huge, daunting task and usually this kind of thing gets me all flustered. There is still some work to do to make sure that everything has a place and I will start on that this week. Somehow they even got my husband to agree to pink walls for the girls' room! He thinks everything should be white. Truthfully I am not fussed over decorating or aesthetics so if white makes him happy so be it. The girls' really love their new larger, pink room so I am glad he let them pick. (sort of -- I understand they really wanted dark turquoise walls and compromised to their second choice of light pink - LOL!)

Heidi's EasyLunchboxes Lunch -- made in the morning but put in the fridge until lunch time.
As usual she came home starving and ate her lunch right away.

The sandwiches look very good in real life, but my photography skills do not do them any justice! I followed  Wendelonia's advice and stamped the image into the top slice first before making the sandwich. Her's come out great even in photos. My Mickey Mouse press is meant for toast and the image looks great on toast!

My last flight into Bermuda was crazy. It was raining so heavily when the plane first tried to land that the pilot couldn't see properly so the landing gear only slightly touched down and then we took off again and circled. The second time was better and the heavy rain had moved off and we landed slightly bumpy but safely. I was worried that they wouldn't even try again and we'd have to fly back! Thankfully it worked out and I am glad to be at home once again.

Here are some items that I used making these lunches:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Madagascar Movie Lunch

Oh what a crazy morning yesterday! Rosie had pink eye and I had tons of errands to do before I left for another weekend business trip. I made a quick lunch for Amy -- proclaimed it Madagascar and she thought it was the best thing ever. Love that girl :)
Amy's Planetbox Lunch
carrot sticks and cucumber trees, strawberries
red grapes, Madagascar gummies, and a Gloria hippo sandwich

I used my animal picks to represent some of the other characters. Even though you can't tell in the photo, the gummies are characters too. She ate everything! I didn't have time to make lunch in the morning for Rose and Heidi to put in the fridge. I made their lunch at lunch time. It's definitely better when I make Heidi's lunch in the morning and put it in the fridge so she can eat right when she gets home. The first thing she said when she walked in the door was "can I have my yunch now?" Mommy had to work fast!
This morning I am off before the girls wake up. The house is so quiet at this time of the morning, just the sound of my typing and the hum of the aquarium. Ah peaceful bliss! Just what I need before a busy weekend,

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mickey Mouse

Gymnastics day bento for Rosie

  • grapes
  • peanut butter sandwich
  • ranch dip in the orange cup
  • celery sticks, carrot sticks, grape tomatoes
  • honeydew melon
  • Mickey Mouse boiled egg

All packed up in her Sassy box and ready to go to gymnastics.