Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving and an award round up!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you've all had a wonderful day! We took a year off from travel and just stayed home. I must say this was one of the best thanksgivings that I can remember!

I've been given a couple of awards recently and have neglected to post them :/ I'm bad. So here they are! Kreativ Blogger award came to me from ,, and Thank you guys!!!

For this one I am to state 7 things about myself and then pass it along to 7 other bloggers. I will have to opt out of the passing it along this time because I am pretty sure this one has been given to everyone by now! So, 7 random things about me:

1.) I was part of a missionary group that built churches and a school in the Dominican Republic when I was 12 years old. It was one of the most amazing and rewarding things I have ever experienced. I went back and did it again when I was 13.

2.) I love to travel! I was very fortunate to be a part of the People to People Student Ambassador program for a summer in Middle School and went to Australia and New Zealand with an unexpected stop off in Fiji to refuel when we were unable to land due to a volcanic eruption!

3.) I have switched my major in school many many times! I have so many interests it has always been hard for me to figure out what I want to do. I started out in Nursing school then Sociology, next was Graphic Arts.

4.) What I really want is to go to Culinary school and then open a bakery in North Pole Alaska! I want to be Mrs.Clause and have a cookie shop! How fun would that be?!

5.) I am not married but I was once engaged. Now I am of the age where everyone is always asking when I will finally marry! Well, I'd like to but I am too busy and I despise dating. Really, it's so awkward and horrible. Not interested. I told Kidlet when he leaves for college I will acquire some cats.

6.) I love Green Day! I saw them in concert and Kidlet is supremely jealous of that fact!

7.) I hate the sensation of falling so you will not see me on any amusement park rides! I will be the one at the bottom holding the belongings of the family :)

I also received the Happy Mama Blogger Award from Thank you! I am definitely a happy mama!! :D

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey and Pie

So, I don't know where my head went this week but if you find it, please direct it back to me! Yikes! Here are the bento from Monday and Tuesday. Monday Kidlet got a Turkey!

Cheese turkey sits on top of a tofurkey sandwich. At the side are checkered apple, carrots, and grapes!

This pie bento did not get eaten at school. It was an after school snack. Kidlet came home with ONLY THE PIE MISSING. He explained to me that today they celebrated all of the November and December birthdays at school and got cake at lunch. And since they celebrated 2 months they got 2 pieces. And then he ate the pie. And nothing else. Oy!

Pumpkin pie made of cheese sits on a soy ham sandwich. At the side are chocolate silk pie, check apple, and grapes. This is so the last time I ever ever send sweets!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Meet Prince Caspian

Thanksgiving bento have been interrupted to present the newest addition to our family: Prince Caspian! In the 3rd grade here the children study the life cycle of these small aquatic frogs and when they are done, if they have permission, they may take one home. Of course I gave permission! This is Kidlet's first pet!

Kidlet has frog of cheese on top of tofurkey sandwich with checkered apple, grapes, green beans, and orange slices.
And here is the real Prince Caspian! He is very cute and lives in a peanut butter jar. Kidlet would also like me to tell you that he dances when we sing to him :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Kidlet: In Nineteen Hundred Ninety-Two Columbus sailed the ocean blue!
Me: ? I think you have your dates a little bit off there
Kidlet: *thinks* Nope that's right
Me: So Columbus discovered America when Mama was 9 years old?
Kidlet: Wow. You're older than I thought.

This is the discussion that took place as I prepped the bento this morning. I don't like to brag so you may not have known how tight Chris and I were back in the day. I love Kidlet's warped sense of historical timing. :)

Today is the Mayflower of cheese and food color marker on top of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Along for the ride are pretzels, checkered apple, green beans, orange slices, and grapes!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Clover Leaf Roll

This may not seem like a Thanksgiving bento but it is. And Kidlet requested it! I've been perusing recipes for rolls and found this super easy one at Lick The Bowl Good The only difference in mine is that I forgot to add in the salt! Whoops! But they still tasted amazing!

Kidlet has peanut butter and jelly on a homemade roll with orange slices, checkered apple, grapes, pretzels, and green beans

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Kidlet has just this week and two days next week before Thanksgiving break so I told him I would do a Thanksgiving bento every day that he has left. Of course, now that I know I will be spending Thanksgiving alone, I am feeling much less festive. But I promised so the cute bento will keep on coming!

Today he has a Cornucopia made of cheese and food color markers on top of a soy ham sandwich. Alongside are a checkered apple, grapes, and green beans. Nom!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Back in action : Squirtle Bento

Whew, it's been a long string of everyone getting sick. No fun! Kidlet is functioning at 100% now and feeling great! Thank you for all of the good thoughts and prayers, they were much appreciated! Kidlet has been in school for awhile now but after his illness I got sick as well, so still no bento. But today we're all feeling super and bento is back on!

Kidlet has a Squirtle *A Pokemon* made of cheese on top of a soy ham sandwich. On the side are a checkered apple, green beans, grape, and orange slices.