My little LiLi is missing having lunch at home; a full, proper lunch around the table with Mom and GiGi. She LOVES school more though (thank goodness!), so she just voices the complaint once a day...when I hand her her lunch bag.
I hope she's pleasantly surprised when she opens her lunch tomorrow; it is so far from a tradition, well rounded lunch she wouldn't recognize it as being packed in this house; it's filled with all of her very favorite things.
LiLi has a mini cucumber, some summer sausage, green grapes, an apple nutragrain bar, an apple fruit leather with "LiLi Bird" cut out of it (her nickname from Uncle J), feta cheese, and swedish fish. It's random. It'll probably stink (compliments of the cheese). And I she'll love every single bit of it!
I also threw in an organic chocolate milk box and a mandarin orange just in case she needs a little more.
For snack she has a cinnamon muffin and banana chips.
GiGi has a similar lunch, but she hates feta, so she got a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese, which she inexplicably loves. She also got wheat thins, because she likes to make little sandwiches with crackers. (Her nickname is Goose, she really doesn't like it...so I didn't cut her name out of her fruit leather.)
GiGi asked for plain milk (weird, right?!) and celery sticks with cream cheese as her extras. And true to form, she needed a totally different snack. She took pretzels and a mini pear.