Saturday, December 18, 2010

Super fast running out of the house bento

Sometimes bentos are not pretty or super interesting. Sometimes they are fast and easy! We needed to go, and Bentobaby needed to eat. She has sharp cheddar cheese, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, clementines, and crackers.

BentoBaby's adoption!!!

Can I just say how blessed we are with this case? We waited for Bentobaby for 2 years. But ever since we brought her home we've had such an easy journey. And now, a few days away she will be ours. Forever. Our daughter. Its so amazing, and even with an easy case such a weight off our shoulders. We are so blessed, so thankful, to have such an amazing kid!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Last week's date night

Since I'm behind in my posts and this week will likely be date night free, I'm playing catch up.

Last week we had a lazy (relaxing) date night.

I picked up a treat at the grocery store while doing my weekly shopping. That night I sent bentobaby and hubby out for soda, and a redbox.

Sorcerer's apprentice redbox rental $1
Box of brownie bites $5
2 liter of coke $2
Total $8

The brownie bites were a bummer. Hubby and I had a few but saved most of them. We've been slowly nibbling on them all week. Hubby made my coke special by adding a splash of (sugar free) vanilla syrup. Yum! He even put my coke in my favorite reusable Starbucks tumbler. What a great way to make a regular coke more special without spending a penny.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Expensive date night

Hubby and I were lucky enough to be able to sneak away for a date several weeks ago. Bentobaby was sleeping under Grandma and Grandpa's careful eye. She didnt know we were gone! :) Hubby and I headed streight for the movies.

Two movie tickets $21
candy, soda, bottle of water $13

Total $34! OUCH! It would have cost more if we had to pay for a baby sitter.

That makes my (usually) $10 or less dates look wonderful!

Monday, December 6, 2010

What is this? A Bento? WOW.

Bentobaby and i were making a trek to see my parents. This requires bentos!

Bentobaby has frozen carrots, peas, hummus, cheese, blueberries, peanut butter, and cookies.
Mama has hummus, turkey, cheese, carrots, and pieces of a granola bar. Yum!

Free sensory activity

If you are lucky enough to live somewhere cold, snow can be a great sensory activity. We get very little snow. When we did, Bentobaby was not pleased with the crunchy white stuff. It took her a while to come around to it. Even so she wanted a scoop to play in the snow, she didn't want to touch it with her glove. The crunch from walking was a problem for her but eventually she became able to handle it. We scooped it, crunched it, threw it, and poked it! She had fun and it didn't cost a penny.