Summer is coming to an end. I'm back to work and the kids are back in daycare and preschool full time. I was glad that I instituted Mr A and Mom's day of fun this summer. I really liked having 1-on-1 time with each kid. I was more relaxed, less crazed, and could appreciate being with the one. With Mr A, I was pleased that we went places that it'd be hard to take a baby and a 4 year old. But mostly, it was about having focused time with him.
On one of our last days together, Mr A suggested we have a picnic and eat sandwiches. We also happened to swing by my classroom that morning, where he found my Finding Nemo DVD. We ended up having an indoor picnic in front of the tv at home, and watching Finding Nemo. To make the sandwiches a little more special, I got out some cookie cutters, just like in the book Chester's Way, by Kevin Henkes.
I tried to be a little creative with the fillings inside.
- Cream cheese + strawberries
- Cream cheese + blueberries
- sunbutter + banana
- ham + cheese
Mr A's favorite? Sunbutter and banana.