Lunch with Emma and Lucy {weeks 8 and 9}

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Oh man, I am so far behind on posting our lunches. I don’t know about you, but these past couple of weeks have been crazy busy with Halloween costume prep, parties, birthdays and activities galore!

I only made two lunches the week of Oct 13-17 because they had fall break for 2 days and Emma’s school festival one day, but I only took a picture of Lucy’s lunch. See? I told you these past few weeks had been crazy.

Tuesday

Lucy had a koala jelly sandwich, pretzel sticks, lettuce and tomatoes with ranch dressing in a little panda cup, and cut-up watermelon with a bear pick packed in an Easy Lunchbox.
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The following week started COGAT testing for Emma, so I tried to give her some treats here and there throughout the week.

Monday

Emma had strawberries with eyes, granola, deli ham in a jumbo silicone cup with a dolphin and whale picks, and pirate’s booty packed in an Easy Lunchbox.
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Tuesday

Emma had cinnamon apple straws, a mouse almond butter sandwich, green grapes with a leaf pick, multi grain cheerios and mini marshmallows packed in a Lunch Blox.
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Lucy had “orange week” at school, so she had deli ham with an orange monkey pick in a jumbo silicone muffin cup, pirate’s booty, animal crackers and grapes with an orange crayon pick packed in an Easy Lunchbox {with an orange lid}.
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Wednesday

Emma had ham and cheese quesadillas with sour cream in an Easy Lunchboxes Mini Dipper, strawberries and blue corn tortilla chips packed in a Good Lunch Box.
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Thursday

Emma had veggie straws, deli ham in a jumbo silicone muffin cup, edamame, granola and mixed dried berries packed in a mix-and-match Rubbermaid Lunch Blox kit.
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Lucy had grape tomatoes and olives in a silicone muffin cup with a squirrel pick, raisins, turkey meatballs in a jumbo silicone muffin cup with bbq sauce in a bunny cup and homemade party fork, and blue corn tortilla chips packed in an Easy Lunchbox.
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Emma had pizza as a Friday treat.

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xoxo Keli

I Heart Faces | Pets

Since we lost our sweet dog Macey a few months ago, I was worried about not having a photo to share. And then this guy hung out with me on the beach for about 20 minutes one morning this past weekend. So I adopted him.

His name is Pete.

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge Pets

If you still have an actual pet or captured one at a session recently, don’t forget to enter this month’s challenge over at I Heart Faces!

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Lunch with Emma and Lucy {week 7}

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It’s been a little difficult to get good photos in the dark mornings, so I may start making them the day before.


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Monday

Emma had pocket almond butter sandwiches {made with this dumpling press}, cheese-its, strawberries with fun eye picks and granola packed in an Easy Lunchbox.
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Tuesday

I hurt my back on Monday, so it was a struggle to get anything done for a few days. I let Emma buy lunch at school and just made Lucy’s lunch. She had a ham and cheese roll-up with a red crayon pick, shredded cheese in a silicone muffin cup, a dinosaur-shaped tortilla, strawberries with a crazy eye pick and Cascadian Farms cinnamon cereal in a muffin cup packed in a frog bento box.
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Wednesday

Emma had a cheese quesadilla, sour cream in an Easy Lunchboxes mini dippers container, grapes with a leaf pick and edamame packed in an Easy Lunchbox.
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Thursday

Identical lunch day!

Emma and Lucy both had mini bagels with cream cheese, salami in silicone muffin cups, Annie’s organic snack mix and grapes with leaf picks – both packed in Good Lunch Boxes.
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Friday

Emma had pizza at school.

Have a great weekend! xox Keli

Lunch with Emma and Lucy {week 6}

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Another week of lunches for my sweet girls … I didn’t grocery shop much this week, because I was trying to use up what was in our pantry and fridge, so these lunches aren’t very exciting. And some are pretty carb-heavy. {Whoops}

Monday

Emma had pepperoni in a jumbo silicone cup, veggie straws, an apple {we hit 2 apple farms in a week, so you will see a LOT of apples this week}, and Back to Nature chocolate granola packed in a Good Lunch Box.
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Tuesday

Emma had a mini bagel with cream cheese, pretzels in a heart silicone cup, raisins in a little dippers cup, a clementine and Back to Nature chocolate granola packed in a Good Lunch Box.
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Lucy had turkey rollups with animal picks, pickle with a hippo pick, dried berry mix and goldfish in a shallow 4-section box {I love this box for little lunches!}
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Wednesday

Emma had a mini bagel with cream cheese, a bunny-shaped hard-boiled egg in a silicone cup, celery with almond butter in a panda sauce cup, Van’s Cinnamon Heaven cereal and an apple packed in a Good Lunch Box.
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Thursday

Emma had turkey rollups with a dolphin pick in a jumbo silicone cup, veggie straws, multigrain cheerios, flower-shaped honeydew and granola in silicone cups packed in the Rubbermaid Lunch Blox.
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Lucy had turkey rollups with a bunny pick in a jumbo silicone muffin cup, flower-shaped cheese, veggie straws and an apple packed in a Good Lunch Box.
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Friday

Emma bought pizza at school.

Have a great weekend!! xoxo Keli


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Lunch with Emma and Lucy {week 5}

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Henry is feeling better and FINALLY sleeping, so I had better luck with this week’s lunches. I also printed off lunch idea lists from two of my favorite bento’ers – Meet the Dubiens and Wendolonia – and then I asked Emma to circle the items she would like to take for lunch. I learned quite a bit! And this is also a good way to mix things up when you get bored.


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Monday

Emma had celery and almond butter in a cute little bunny cup, a mandarin orange, marshmallows in another cute bunny cup, ham in a jumbo silicone muffin cup and veggie straws packed in a Good Lunch Box.
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Tuesday

Emma had ham in a silicone cup {with leftover cuts skewered on a long pick}, an apple burrito {sliced apples in a flour tortilla with cream cheese and a sprinkle of cinnamon + sugar} with a dolphin pick, goldfish crackers and edamame packed in an Easy Lunchbox.
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Lucy had ham in a jumbo silicone muffin cup, an apple burrito with a penguin pick, cheerios, lettuce and grape tomatoes with ranch dressing in a cute panda cup with a seal pick packed in an Easy Lunchbox. She came home with the apple burrito, but ate every last piece of her mini-salad. That girl has the funniest palate!
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Wednesday

Emma had an adorable teddy bear peanut butter sandwich, goldfish crackers, a mandarin orange, celery with peanut butter in a bunny cup, and popcorn packed in our new Rubbermaid Lunch Blox. Love these boxes!
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— I decided that my phone pictures were really not working for the blog, so I decided to put forth the effort of taking pictures with my actual camera starting with Thursday’s lunch. I’ll try to keep phone pics to a minimum this year. —

Thursday

Emma had little almond butter sandwiches in fun flower and heart shapes, goldfish crackers, a mandarin orange, granola with chocolate chips and raisins in rectangle silicone cups packed in our 2-tier froggy box.
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Lucy had a field trip to the apple farm, so we had cheese toast and fresh apples for lunch.

Friday

Emma bought lunch at school. If she has a good week at school, it’s her one day to go crazy with cheese pizza and ice cream!!

Have a great weekend …

xo Keli

Lunch with Emma and Lucy {week 4}

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I had a rough week with Henry being sick all week and not sleeping, so these lunches were miracles. Seriously.

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Monday

I let Emma buy lunch at school, and she got yogurt, graham crackers, cheese stick and grapes. And now I remember why I don’t let her buy lunch very often – she always picks the vegetarian option! I could fix that lunch for way less than it costs there. ;)

Tuesday

Emma had bagel with cream cheese in a jumbo silicone muffin cup, pretzels in a rectangular silicone cup, yogurt covered raisins in an Easy Lunchboxes mini dipper, hello panda cookies and honeydew packed in a Good Lunch Box. This lunch was a little sweeter than I planned, but it was a crazy morning.
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Lucy had blueberries, yogurt covered raisins in a mini dipper, strawberries in a silicone muffin cup, pretzels and nutella panda sandwich in a jumbo silicone muffin cup packed in a Good Lunch Box.
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Wednesday

Emma had Hello Kitty almond butter sandwiches, pretzels in a silicone cup, cheese stick, Berry Berry Kix, and strawberries packed in an Easy Lunchbox.
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Thursday

Emma had an adorable koala almond butter sandwich, berry berry kix, cantaloupe and honeydew skewers, yogurt covered raisins in a mini dipper and green olives with eyes packed in a Good Lunch Box.
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Lucy had a hamster {or mouse} homemade blueberry jam sandwich, berry berry kix, blueberries and grape tomatoes with eyes in small silicone cups packed in a frog box.
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Friday

Emma got school pizza.

Lunch with Emma and Lucy {week 3}

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Another week of lunches for my girls! You will see that they have almost identical lunches, because Lucy always watches me make Emma’s lunches, and then she asks for the same thing.

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Monday

Emma had a mini bagel with cream cheese in a jumbo silicone muffin cup, pretzel sticks, strawberries and vanilla wafers packed in a Good Lunch Box [you can read my full review of these boxes in last week’s post].
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Tuesday

Emma had deli pepperoni in a super jumbo silicone muffin cup [I cannot find these online anywhere], half of a mini whole wheat pita, green olives with a leaf pick in an Easy Lunchboxes mini dip container, cut up cheese stick and cantaloupe packed in another Good Lunch Box.
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Lucy had rolled up ham in a jumbo silicone muffin cup, grapes, green olives with a leaf pick in an Easy Lunchboxes mini dip container, cut up mozzarella cheese with a super cute sheep food pick packed in a Good Lunch Box.
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Wednesday

Emma had almond butter sandwiches in a bunny shape {she almost always picks her own shapes}, pretzel sticks under the sandwiches, vanilla wafers in a small silicone muffin cup and strawberries packed in an oval 2-tier box.
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Thursday

Emma had a mini bagel with cream cheese, mini pretzels in a jumbo silicone muffin cup, strawberries with a strawberry pick and Van’s Cinnamon Heaven cereal {gluten free if you roll that way} packed in an Easy Lunchbox.
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Lucy had a mini bagel with cream cheese, mini pretzels in a silicone cup {I bought these at Target}, grapes with leaf picks and Van’s Cinnamon Heaven cereal packed in a Good Lunch Box.
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Friday

I let Emma buy pizza at school today after having a great week of behavior and excellent grades.

I Heart Faces | Beautiful Eyes

All of my kids have really good eyes. I mean, really good. But one thing that they all have that I wish I had were eyelashes. I mean, I have eyelashes, but they’re blonde. Light blonde. Basically nonexistent unless I put 4 layers of mascara on.

So when I saw this picture flash on the screen when I was uploading shots of Henry, I couldn’t resist using it as my entry for I Heart Faces | Beautiful Eyes.

I present Beautiful Eye{lashes} …

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Lunch with Emma and Lucy {week 2}

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Lucy started preschool last week, so I am making 2 lunches for her in addition to Emma’s lunches.

Monday

Labor Day

Tuesday

Emma had almond butter sandwiches in transportation shapes in a large silicone tray, cheezeits, honeydew and dark chocolate cheerios packed in an Easy Lunchbox.
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Lucy had almond butter sandwiches in car shapes, cheezeits, grape tomatoes in a silicone food cup and honeydew packed in a two-tier lunch box.
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Wednesday

Emma had pepperoni in a large silicone baking cup, pretzel sticks, dark chocolate cheerios and watermelon decorated with bunny food picks and baran in a Good Lunch Box*.
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Thursday

Emma had a mini bagel with cream cheese, cheezeits in a jumbo muffin cup, cantaloupe with an ice cream pick and chocolate chex cereal in an Easy Lunchbox.
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Lucy had a mini bagel with cream cheese and pretzel sticks in this box and strawberries and grapes in this divided box.
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Friday

I let Emma pick everything for this lunch, and she picked deli pepperoni, strawberries, cantaloupe and a Cascadian Farms chocolate chip granola bar in this fun divided lunchbox.
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*My one complaint with the Good Lunch Boxes has always been that the dividers didn’t meet the lid, so small food could spill from one section to another. I forgot about it, and all of Emma’s cheerios spilled into her watermelon and got soggy. Gross. But I ordered a few more, thinking I’d just put larger items in them, and they have re-designed them so that the dividers meet the lid! I still wouldn’t put liquid items like applesauce in them, but I think cheerios are safe again. I have a very very happy little girl!! The new patterns are absolutely adorable. If I’m not mistaken, the $6.99 ones on Amazon are the old design while the $7 ones are the new design. If you prefer the $6.99 patterns, they are still good boxes — you just need to stick with large, dry food items.

I’ve also been asked which box is my favorite – Easy Lunchboxes or Good Lunch Boxes, and I can honestly say it’s a draw. The Easy Lunchboxes are shallower, so I don’t feel like there’s a lot of wasted space whereas the Good Lunch Box is deeper, and I find that Emma’s food bounces around a lot more in them. If you were really trying to make cute lunches with eyeballs and shaped foods, the Good Lunch Box would probably be too “roomy” for you. BUT the designs on the Good Lunch Box lids are super kid-friendly, and they will pick those over the solid color lids on the Easy Lunchboxes. But if you are a parent who also packs a lunch for work or errands or whatever, then an Easy Lunchbox would be ideal for you.