Princess and Bean are pretty easy to get out of bed. Just have to tell them that if they get dressed, eat breakfast, and take care of their rabbits with enough time to spare, they can check the chicken coop for eggs. One of our buff orpingtons began laying recently and they're still enthralled with the daily egg checks. Hopefully the rest of our birds will start laying soon so they'll have more to check for. We're averaging about one egg per day from 8 chickens and 4 ducks. Soon they should all be laying and we'll have more eggs than we can eat! Well, that's the theory, anyway.
Forgot to post this one yesterday. Beaker's at home bento lunch. He chose the cookie cutter for his turkey, cheese, and sprouts sandwich ~ a little truck. He also has yogurt pretzels, whole grain Goldfish, green grapes, and small cup of Simply Apple juice. I love these little section plates. I think I bought this one at Target for around $2. The little sections make it easy to portion foods out for little guys and to keep things from touching, which is very important when you are three (or so I am told by my tiny little dictator).
Tiny Mini Sandwiches
These things are ridiculously cute. Teeny tiny itsy bitsy little bite sized sandwiches, no bigger than a quarter. Surprisingly fast and easy to make, and a huge hit with little kids.
* The little "cookie cutters" I use for tiny things are Wilton's metal cookie cutters. For these sandwiches I used a frilly heart shaped cutter. I bought my set at JoAnn's on sale, but this set at Amazon is the same set that I have. I have been using mine heavily for over a year and they are still in the same condition as they were brand new. They hold up over time very well, especially if handwashed and dried immediately to prevent rusting. I love these little fondant cutters for packing lunches. They make such nice little accents and I use them for cutting a lot of different things. Having a variety of cookie and fondant cutters on hand makes cute lunches super easy. Cutting cheese into squares to go on crackers is fine and perfectly functional, but hearts and stars and little animal shapes are so much more fun!
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