I sent a snack box with Z, since she hadn't really had time to eat breakfast. Plus I wasn't sure if there would be anything at the catered family lunch other than the gluten-free pizza they were ordering for her that she could eat.
Meanwhile, E and I got packed lunches for a picnic at the park.
|Organic strawberries, raspberries, and peas; black olives, GF Crunchmaster crackers, 1/2 GF PBJ|
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|PBCo Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB, organic apples, organic salad (lettuce, kale, |
tomatoes, raspberries, raisins, sunflower and chia seeds, hemp hearts, dressing)
Big Sister's Snack
|Naturebox Blueberry Almond Bites, organic strawberries and sugar snap peas, Enjoy Life Mountain Mambo trail mix|
My intention had been to send a nut-free snack, since I didn't know if any of the other kids who'd be coming had allergies. But these Naturebox bites thwart me time and time again. Somehow I have a mental block and don't link "almond" with "nuts." Doh! At least it's peanut-free, yeah? And all Enjoy Life products are free from the Top 8 Allergens (which includes nuts and peanuts) plus gluten-free.
Tools of the Trade
There was a mom there concerned with my "Free Range Mama" approach, who kept trying to "help" her up, which just ended up pissing E off. She doesn't like to be touched, and hates being grabbed from behind. But I let them work out their differences. In the end, her desire to go down the big slide overrode her desire to have this lady stop bothering her. Haha!
She did totally fine, by the way. No slips. And she was thrilled to be doing what big kids were doing. This was an all-school picnic, so there were students aged 0-5 there. At 1, her class was on the younger end, so mostly got outclassed by the older, more coordinated, kids. Most of them weren't even interested in the big climber or slide, since it was a little high and scary. But my girl has an older sister to try and keep up with! Game on!