Monday, April 18, 2011

Snacks

_MG_4979.jpgTackle boxes are useful for more than keeping your fishing gear organized.
_MG_4982.jpgKellee first introduced this idea to me. She made David a cute little snack box for his birthday a few years back. Then, when I went out to visit Lauren, Adriane had made these adorable little snack boxes for the kids on our long road trip from St. Louis to Illinois.  I'm not sure why I haven't made up these snack boxes for my kids more often. They're perfect for travel and field trips.
_MG_4980.jpgI got a little carried away picking out fun snacks for the kids in the bulk foods section at the grocery store. Then I realized that I didn't have enough dividers for the boxes, so they were left with this. They'll definitely have some more fun choices for the their boxes next time.
_MG_5025.jpgIt seems that when we go to church to work on the garden we are always there longer than I think we'll be there. This last time I came prepared. I knew the kids would running and playing, so I packed up a bunch of boxes and they ended up being a very welcome treat.
_MG_5038.jpgAfter a few hours of running around, climbing, riding bikes, and digging in the dirt looking for insects they were famished, but we weren't quite ready to leave. There was still work to be done on the garden. The kids filled themselves up. Then off they went to play some more. Next time you're out and about pick up some tackle boxes for kids and fill them up with goodies. They'll love it and instead of being the "meanest mom ever" you'll be the "best mom ever!"

3 comments:

Colleen said...

No kids yet, but when we do, I am SO copying this and everything else on your blog.

Adriane said...

Kel copies a cute craft blog. I copy Kel. You copy me. Other people copy you. The circle of life. Err, snacks.

Blondee said...

Awww....great idea! Nice little sections for little hands.

Your kids are so cute!