Friday, February 17, 2012

Lunches February 13th - 17th

Boogs' lunches are inspired by the books we read at bedtime the previous evening. Each night, Boogs reads one book to me and I read two books to him. I usually post his lunches once a week. Click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post to see lunches from previous weeks.

I posted Boogs' lunches from Monday and Tuesday here because I wanted them posted for Valentine's Day.

Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort
Boogs loved the colorful and fun illustrations of aliens dancing, sliding, hiding and being silly in all sorts of underpants. Boogs does not think aliens have been in his underwear drawer because he keeps it closed tight. In the lunchbox: almond butter & Nutella alien in fruit roll-up underwear, spinach & carrot alien salad with olive eyes, strawberries with kiwi underwear, Pirate's Booty, and yogurt. This lunch is linked to Eat's Amazing Dinosuars in Underpants linky.

Curious George At The Aquarium by R.P. Anderson, based on Margret & H.A. Rey's books
Curious George tries to be a good little monkey but somehow he always causes trouble. In this book, he accidently let the penguins escape from the penguin habitat. (We woke up 45 minutes late this morning so I had to throw this lunch together very quickly. I will have to make a better Curious George on another day.)  In the lunchbox: pb&j monkey sandwich, ham & cheese penguin, pita chips under the monkey, berries, carrots, and chocolate milk.

Swim! Swim! by James Proimos
Boogs picked this book out at his school library. Lerch, a lonely little fish, wants to find a friend. The cartoon-like drawings are adorable. Boogs read most of this book to me by himself. It is so exciting to watch him become a better and more independent reader. In the lunchbox: hummus & tomato basil tortilla Lerch with nori smile, cheese eyes, spinach letter to spell SWIM, blueberry bubbles, raisin pebbles, salad, and yogurt. 

Places I have linked up:
Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons
Shibley SmilesFun Stuff FridaysBento LunchPhotobucketNo Time For Flash CardsA++Classified: MomBento Blog NetworkTeach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets


  1. I Love this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party today and would love for you to share this!

    1. Jill, thanks for inviting me to share on your linky party.

  2. I love that fish! I've never seen the Underpants story we'll have to get that one from Amazon. I found you on Read, Explore, Learn. I also have a Wordless Wednesday linky party on my home page. Ours is a bit off topic this week but it is usually crafty. We live in Chaos too :-)

  3. That little face on the fish is dead on!! And I have to find all these cool books! "Aliens love underpants??" Could there be a funnier title? Hello Amazon!!

  4. I will need to look for the underpants book. JDaniel will love that is about aliens and underwear.

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  5. how fun to be inspired by the books - and great job!

  6. My son loved te Alien Underpants book. We checked it out at our library a couple months ago. I really should make a meal out of this. thanks for the inspiration!

  7. These are so cool!! I know I've said this before, but I LOVE your sandwiches! I think I'm going to do a themed sandwich lunch tomorrow. Just because. You've totally inspired me! Thank you so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday!

  8. Oh my goodness, the underwear cracks me up! Never thought anyone would put underwear in a bento! Voting is open now, so come vote for your favorites!

  9. Cute, cute! I have never seen the Alien & Underwear book - I am going to have to check that out - I think my kids would love it! Thanks for linking up at TGIF - see you tomorrow =-)

  10. There is a 2nd book "Aliens in Underpants Save the World". I will have to see if my library carries it. The first one was really cute.

  11. These look awesome! I love the curious George lunch!

  12. Always so amazed by your creative ability, Keitha! Love the alien and the fish. Too stinking cute!