Friday, April 27, 2012

Lunches April 23rd - 27th

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. 
The Magic Rabbit by Annette LeBlanc Cate
Magician Ray and Bunny are business partners and best friends.  One day, Bunny gets lost in the big city.  Boogs was very sad when Bunny could not find Ray. Bunny followed a path of yellow stars back to Ray. Boogs pointed out that the only color in the book's pictures were the yellow stars leading Bunny back to his friend. In the lunchbox: popcorn for Ray and Bunny to eat while watching movies, orange sunset, cheese stars, almond butter and jelly Bunny sandwich, pb&j magic hat sandwich, and the park made out of spinach and broccoli.

Mr. Putter & Tabby Paint the Porch by Cynthia Rylant
Boogs enjoyed this story. He laughed out loud when Tabby chased a squirrel all over  Mr. Putter's freshly painted pink porch. Boogs practically rolled off the bed when Tabby, the neighbor's dog, and a chipmunk ran through the repainted blue porch. We will certainly be checking out more Mr. Putter books from the library. In the lunchbox: berries, Chex Mix, almond butter and jelly squirrel sandwich with pink "paint" splotches, pistachio nuts, Tabby boiled egg, and salad.
Robert the Rose Horse by Joan Heilbroner
Boogs thought this was a Dr. Seuss book because of the picture of the Cat in the Hat on the spine. He was disappointed that there were not a lot of rhyming words. Robert, the horse, is allergic to roses. He has great big sneezes that cause all kinds of calamities. Boogs thought the sneezes were funny. In the lunchbox: pb&j horse, rose made out of turkey pepperoni, dried apricots, "kerchoo" made out of cheese, broccoli, and kiwi.

Things That Are Most in the World by Judi Barrett
This book is an interesting list of bizarre things. In the lunchbox: "the quietest thing in the world" cheese worm eating peanut butter, "the jumpiest thing in the world" spinach tortilla with cheese & ham frogs wearing turkey pepperoni skirts, tomatoes, yogurt pretzel, mango, and applesauce. I drew "the smelliest thing in the world" skunks on the bottom of the applesauce container but it looked so bad I decided not to photograph it. Boogs came up with his own idea, "the ickiest thing in the world is a giant living blob mixed with barf." Yep, that's my boy.

Boogs has a field trip today. I saw a post not too long ago about printing on paper bags. It did not work for me. The bag kept getting jammed in my printer. Unfortunately, Boogs saw me trying to do this. When I decided to give up, after messing up four bags, Boogs was a little upset. He was really looking forward to having a strawberry picking picture on his lunch bag for the field trip to pick strawberries. So, I printed the picture on matte photo paper, cut a hole in the sack, stuck the picture in the hole, and then taped over it with clear postal tape. Voila! Something that should have taken a couple of minutes, took a big chunk of my evening. But, it did turn out pretty cute. His lunch bag will not be hard to spot on the field trip. Boogs gave the bag a thumbs up.

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  1. These are wonderful! The frogs are such fun! They look like they are really jumping!

  2. Wow, what thoughtful lunches that I'm sure he will remember for years to come! How awesome. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Those cute lunches could make a book of their own. What a lucky little guy to have a Mommy to put so much love and thought into his tummy:) Wonderful job on that bag too! Thanks for sharing:)

  4. Tabby is so cool! I love how you made that little face! Thanks for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday!!

  5. Always such cool lunches and I love the lunch bag for the field trip! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! Have a fabulous week!

  6. Super cute photo lunch bag! Thanks for sharing it!