Yesterday, I mentioned that my husband's office was going to have an indoor Easter egg hunt this afternoon for the children of the employees in the customer service department. That, they did. My husband told me they "hid" 1,300 filled eggs! T did not attend the egg hunt; however, my husband was given an Easter bag filled with goodies to bring home for T. Oh what fun T had, opening egg...
after egg...20 eggs in all...and other little gifts, too. T quite enjoyed himself. :)
bunny-shaped sandwich with black sprinkles for the eyes and a pink heart-shaped sprinkle for the nose (I drew the mouth with a food-safe marker; however, there was a hole in the bread...right in the wrong place! ha.)
Utz Cotton Tails White Cheddar Cheese Ball Snack with a bunny pick
citrus fruit cocktail in a white silicone cupcake liner with a bunny decoration propped up in front
strawberry yogurt in a pink silicone cupcake liner with an egg ring
pink marshmallow bunny
bunny-shaped white fudge-covered shortbread cookie
Well...T ate the sandwich, yogurt, and cookie....
Personally, I thought the cheese ball snack tasted super-yummy!
I prepared these Easter treats for my husband's customer service group at work.
Actually, there wasn't much preparation to it. I added a "Happy Easter" (from T) label to the back of each wrapper. Quick and simple...because both time and money are in short supply. :P
Here is T...ready to go! T enjoys going to his papa's office and handing out goodies upon occasion.
My husband's boss gave T some Easter eggs. (My husband's office is having an indoor Easter egg hunt tomorrow for the children of the employees in the customer service department.) Here is a blurry action shot of T opening his eggs (taken with my husband's Blackberry).
Here is T...feeling happy after giving out his treats.
He did a great job of saying "Happy Easter!" to each person. :)
Xander planned a panda party. Yes, a dandy whoop-de-do!
But Xander was the only panda. Just one panda at the zoo. ~from Xander's Panda Party Xander's Panda Party is such a lovely book. I love the story line and the rhyming text. (You can watch the book trailer here.) However, I had to think twice about purchasing the book. This is one conversation between two of the animals in the book: The crocodile asked Xander, "You've invited all the birds. Birds and reptiles—long ago, we were related, don't you know?" Evolution. I will choose to omit that sentence when I read the book to T. Regarding that portion of the book's content, the author noted in the back of the book: Most evolutionary biologists believe that some of the reptiles commonly known as dinosaurs evolved into birds during the Mesozoic era. Today's reptiles and birds share common ancestors that lived more than one hundred million years ago. The evolution of life on our planet continues to be a complex and wondrous mystery. This is not what I (or we, as a family) believe. That's why I had to think twice. I am planning to do several fun activities with T, including the following:
Dear cohorts in making food fun, Thank you for your votes for T's peanut butter themed bentos. I am honored that "Elephants Love Peanuts" was chosen as Bento of the Week at Bento Blog Network. :D Happily, Koogle
Peanut-loving elephants are a myth. Elephants, Asian or otherwise, don't eat peanuts in the wild, nor are peanuts a typical diet for captive elephants. In fact, most elephants don't even appear to like them very much.
Well, imagine that!!
Okay...so this was T's lunch today. :P
elephant-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
"DOTHAN AL" Scrabble Junior Cheez-It Crackers
roasted peanuts in the shell
applesauce with circus-colored sprinkles
Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
T loves peanuts...the cookie variety, anyway! ;o)
Did you know that Dothan, Alabama is called "The Peanut Capital of the World"? Approximately one-fourth of the U.S. peanut crop is produced nearby, with much of it being processed in the city of Dothan.¹
In Dothan stands a brilliant gold peanut monument acknowledging the debt of gratitude the area owes and feels toward this legume. Back when the boll weevil wreaked havoc on the cotton crops of the South, peanuts became the salvation of the farmer. This versatile and more pest-resistant crop was highly instrumental in reviving the sagging economy.²
friends - Pepperidge Farm Ginger Family gingerbread cookie
peace - vanilla yogurt with peace ring
"I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement. source: Wikipedia Linked to: Bento Blog Network What's for Lunch Wednesday Fun Food Friday
Inside the book are 52 encouraging letters from caregivers, the financially challenged, and even addicts (everyday folks who have experienced the highs and lows of overindulgence). Their homespun messages offer encouragement, inspiration, and glimpses of victory.¹ Cynthia L. Simmons is a speaker, author, and Bible teacher who uses history to encourage women and illustrate biblical truths.² She contributed two of the letters in the book: "Mom of a Special Child" and "Financially Challenged." I met Cynthia at the homeschool conference, and I attended one of her workshops as well. (You can view a list of the workshops I attended here.) I discovered her to be a kind and encouraging person with a heart seeking to help women learn Bible study techniques. Cynthia also generously gave me a complimentary copy of her study guide, Women in History Who Overcame. This 12-week Bible study uses the stories in her companion book by the same title, and compares their dilemmas to Scripture. I'm looking forward to delving into it. :) (You can view all of the books written by Cynthia L. Simmons here.) sources: ¹Amazon ²Relief Notes: Encouraging Letters for Tough Times