Am I the only one who gets into a lunch rut with my kids? I try to offer variety, but all my kids want is PBJ. This week, I randomly had the cookie cutters out over the lunch hour when inspiration struck. “Do you want your sandwiches cut into shapes?!” I asked, and to my surprise, their response was ecstatic. My cookie cutter collection is heavy on the Christmas shapes, so we tend to go in that direction. I was concerned at first that they wouldn’t want to eat the leftover outer part, but T solved that problem for me by exclaiming that their plates looked like puzzles. Now they happily eat the shape sandwich and the outer puzzle section. And life is good. I may not be a Martha Stewart, but even I can use a cookie cutter! Anyone else have an easy (no artistic talent required) tip for making their kids’ lunches fun?
My baby turned one this week, which meant another excuse for cake! A friend had given me these cute little decorations for a Happy Birthday Jesus party at Christmastime, and we had enough left over to decorate J’s cupcakes. It was a really simple birthday, but we liked it!
Since we’re celebrating reading aloud this week and next with our guest posts from Donna, I thought I’d revisit our archives on the topic. Bethany blogged about five read-alouds she enjoyed with her under-five crew. Elsa talked about her favorite read alouds for babies here and for toddlers here. What books are your kids enjoying right now?
Happy Friday, friends!