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22 October 2014

Magic Tree House # 5 : Night of the Ninjas in @EasyLunchboxes

The original plan was to read the first four MTH books and then take a break with something else.
Plans change, obviously. John is so hooked that even his Sims FreePlay game is made up with MTH characters (and Harry Potter ones, too, of course)!
The ninja master is drawn on colby jack cheese and sits on a Mini Dipper containing mustard for the ham instructions. He also has tortilla chips, yogurt raisins, and his vitamin and Omega-3 gummies.

16 October 2014

Magic Tree House # 4 : Pirates Past Noon in @EasyLunchboxes

Rolled up ham with pirate rings, cheese stick, hard cooked egg with parrot drawn on, grapes, vitamin gummies, Pirate Booty (of course) and a chocolate medallion!

10 October 2014

Magic Tree House # 3 : Mummies in the Morning

We had originally intended on holding off until Monday for a Mummies in the Morning lunch even though John finished the book last night .... and then realized that there's no school on Monday and he was planning on getting lunch there every day except for Friday! SOOOOO we put our heads together and tried to figure out how to turn his snacky lunch for today into an MTH lunch.

Thank goodness for hieroglyphs and food markers!

My brilliant boy had the idea of drawing the clues from Queen Hutepi's brother on the mini banana muffins that were already packed in his Planetbox Shuttle! (He also has Mini Slim Jims, veggie straws, yogurt raisins and his vitamin/Omega-3 gummies.)

Next week? Pirates!

08 October 2014

Magic Tree House #2 : The Knight At Dawn

We read the second Magic Tree House book, The Knight At Dawn, over the past two days so tomorrow he asked for another MTH lunch! (AND an MTH-themed birthday party in June!)

Jack & Annie are bologna & cheese sandwiches. He's holding the castle book. She's holding her flashlight. They're standing in front of a cheese castle. He also has SnaPea Crisps with ranch dressing, grapes, and his vitamin/Omega-3 gummies.

07 October 2014

Phineas & Ferb

Clockwise from top left: sausage biscuit sliders with cheese Phineas & Ferb, fruit snacks (with vitamin gummies underneath), peach yogurt, grapes, Bugles

06 October 2014

Nibbles in @EasyLunchboxes

Clockwise from top left: yogurt raisins, veggie dip & spicy brown mustard, baby carrots, veggie straws, Omega 3 & Multivitamin gummies, honey ham chunks

02 October 2014

Magic Tree House # 1 : Dinosaurs Before Dark

A couple of weekends ago was the annual book sale at my favorite local library. At last year's event I picked up a ton of books for John (of course), including a handful from Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series. They went on his book shelf and sat there. And sat there. And .... yep. Sat there. During this year's half-price sale I was able to pick up a few more and added them to the shelf. He decided that we would finally give them a try during another Harry Potter "intermission."

He loved the first book and I have a feeling we'll be reading a lot more of Jack and Annie's adventures in the not-too-distant future. (And by "loved" I mean REALLY loved to the point where when we took turns reading he would read a chapter and I got to read a page or two before he cut me off and started reading himself again!)

Of course, there must be lunch.

In his EasyLunchbox, John has a bologna & cheese tree house with veggie straws, a Pteranondon drawn onto colby jack cheese atop a small pile of Pringles, and yogurt raisins (which he says are just like dinosaur eggs!).

Some of my friends have also done MTH lunches in the past you should go see:

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