Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hiccupotamus Bento

One of her favorite stories is The Hiccupotamus. She can even recite the whole thing, which is pretty impressive, considering it has a lot of made-up words. It's a fun one though, since to make it rhyme, there are a lot of silly word mash-ups. For example, the Hiccupotamus hiccups quite-a-lotamus. Every time he got'emus, he falls upon his bottomus. Stuff like that. Z goes wild for this book, it's so fun.

The Hiccupotamus Lunch
Wednesday 5/23/12 - We didn't technically need a packed lunch, since we could have gone home between Baby E's Little Gym class and Z's swim class, but with a few hours to kill, and with our Little Gym right near a Trader Joe's, I wanted to get some dye-free shopping in!
1/2 PB-Nutella sandwich, strawberries, grapes, cherries,
carrots, broccoli, assorted Plum Organics puffs, mystery box
For the sandwich I used the hippo half of a Tovolo sandwich cutter twice on the same slice of bread and added a mini chocolate chip for the eye.
For the pool of water, I used a large silicone cup I found at Daiso. For fun I added a round silicone cup in the middle to separate all three fruits.
Plum Organics Super Puffs in GreensReds, and Purples flavors. I actually got these for Baby E, but Z remembers them from her early toddler days apparently, because she gasped with delight when she saw them. It was like reuniting old friends.
I didn't take a picture with the heart box (from Dollar Tree) open, so I can't actually remember what was inside. I'm guessing Ranch, although I don't usually like to put it in those boxes, since the plastic quality is questionable. I try to avoid having to wash them so usually try to stick to non-messy items inside. But since the Puffs are the "treat," I can't imagine I put jellybeans in there too. Oh well. You'll just have to live in suspense.

Shibley Smiles
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  1. This is a wonderful take and eat meal! Your hippo and the hippo book look great!

  2. How fun! Just wanted to invite you to stop by and link up your Children Book inspired post (New or Old) in our 6 Week Summer Reading Adventure http://inspiredbyfamilymag.com/2012/06/12/summer-reading-adventure-week-1-tickle-monster/.
    Have a great week!

  3. how much fun is this!? thank you for linking up with kids in the kitchen! pinning-


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