oh hello life, i just got back from vacation

i guess life doesn't take a vacation though, does it? that's probably a good thing. we got back into town on monday and eliot started FIRST GRADE (sheesh) on thursday. and what happened wednesday? oh our car broke down. and some medical bills came in the mail. awesome. that may sound like complaining, but it's not i promise. because even though my vacation is over, i still have rolls of film to pour over, and if i get even one more shot like this one, well then that just makes things a little sweeter. my spoonful of sugar so to speak. kansas city weather has been nice to me and my dad thinks he can fix the car (inexpensively being the key, i don't doubt he can fix it). fingers crossed. so here we go, jumping back into things. i'm going to be doing some childcare this school year for a friend of the family. eliot's best friend in fact, and when i told him, i swear to you his eyes nearly popped out of his head. "you mean he's coming over here four days???", it's like little kid heaven. and i'm thinking, i can't just wing this snack thing anymore. i've got to be ready four days a week. eep. so any afterschool snack ideas are most welcome. i know you are very smart about these things. very smart. and last but not least, david filmed a small video that a friend of his entered into a contest, if you have a few minutes, please vote for him. i know we can't compete with myspace voting onslaught, but i thought we might try. happy friday people!!


Blogger Amanda said...

Hannah (hi from another kansan...salina in fact). My kiddos love "teeth" for a snack. Slice apple, smear with peanut butter and put a few mini marshmallows on it. Pretty healthy and tasty too!

10:52 AM  
Blogger frecklewonder said...

yes, it is almost that time here for us too. school starts next week. sheesh, goodbye summer. :(

i was thinking of preparing a whole lunch/snack menu because around about halfway through the year, i start feeling a bit blah with lunch ideas...

good after school snacks for us:

* hummus + carrots/pita/pretzels
* peanut butter + celery/graham 8crackers/apples
* fruit + yogurt
* a slice of banana bread or something else fresh baked
* pepperoni pinwheels (you can buy those ready-made pillsbury croissants, unroll them and add cheese, pepperoni, turkey, etc)
* on the same pillsbury tip, breadsticks with marinara are yum/easy too
* fresh veggies + a favorite salad dressing for dip (my guy likes cukes, carrots, grape tomatoes with annie's goddess dressing)
* vanilla wafers + sliced banana
* raisin toast with creme cheese
* a homemade smoothie

i think i could go on + on...
hope this helps!

12:28 PM  
Blogger bridgmanpottery said...

we always like an english muffin pizza (with turkey pepperoni), soft pretzels (I'm making a bunch and freezing them), frozen berries and yogurt (these make good popsicles, too!). I'm going to try those pinwheels for lunches!

2:18 PM  
Blogger house on hill road said...

i'll add edamame to all the other great snack ideas. my girls dig those. also, if you have any martha stewart everyday food mags, there are lots of good ideas in there

3:23 PM  
Blogger donna said...

vote #100. done.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Mama Urchin said...

I'm interested in the snack ideas too. I've made these peanut butter balls from Amy's recipe (http://happythings.typepad.com/happythings/2007/03/peanut_butter_b.html). I use one of those rice molds to make them into fun shapes.

7:57 PM  
Blogger goodieboy said...

oh! i also forgot to mention that henry is still obsessed over these rice balls that they made when he was in kindergarten at montessori... sticky rice balls, rolled in sesame seeds and dipped in soy. that snack was a huge hit with the whole class :)

8:29 AM  
Blogger goodieboy said...

(oops, that's me, jenny/frecklewonder, accidentally posted under the hubbie's "goodieboy" account!)

8:30 AM  
Blogger erica said...

afterschool snacks? heck, i need ideas for feeding myself! sticky rice balls sound so tasty. in fact, any type of food in ball/sphere form would be a hit in my household.

12:01 PM  
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6:23 AM  

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