Lunch Date

January 25, 2012

It may be blustery cold outside but we’re toasty warm picnicing in the playroom!

Awhile back, ice-cube trays were used to make THESE, remember? That same day Gage found an even better use – behold the snack sorter. I spotted him carefully sorting one cracker at a time into each cube.

My then 18 month old prodigy son got me thinking…

Instead of snacks, lets do a whole smorgasbord of yummies and call it a lunch date. Or a picnic. Or better yet, how about BOTH?

So we did.

And we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, picking through which yummy we’d eat next. (If you’re scratching your head at this point, the answer is yes. Yes, this was my lunch as well. Who says cute ice-cube lunches are just for kids?)

Not only was it a healthy meal but the large variety of flavors proved very satisfying!

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re onto the 14 mini dessert round.



  • Reply Natalie January 25, 2012 at 9:59 am

    OMG so cute! Also your little one is just adorable! Also also, I love your pictures, they are gorgeous, so clear and beautiful. What camera do I need to get, or what kinds of photoshop skills do I need or maybe I just need you! j/k ha ha Love the post though!


    • Reply missy January 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Oh shoot… you’re making me red in the face over here, Nat! I have a NikonD5000. xo

  • Reply Leigh January 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    That is too cute!!! You have an adorable little family!

    • Reply missy January 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      That means the world to hear! Thank you!

  • Reply Ronda January 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    What a cutie and great idea!!! I have a Gage as well : )

    • Reply missy January 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      You’ll have to let me know what he thinks of your picnic!

  • Reply Andrea January 25, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    SO adorable! Love everything about it!

    • Reply missy January 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Little man says, thank you! I have him to thank for the idea!

  • Reply Jjanga January 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    This is too cute! I love how you used an ice bin! 🙂

    xoxo, Jjanga

    • Reply missy January 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you! xo

  • Reply Anna @ The Guiltless Life January 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Gage is a real smarty pants. I was all set to give you major credit for this creativity, but clearly you’ve passed it on to the next generation as well!

    • Reply missy January 26, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Smart is a good and bad thing sometimes. But yeah, pants are definitely smarty! ha! 🙂 Thank you, Anna! xo

  • Reply Kerri January 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    What a cute idea! You’ve got to do SOMETHING to keep occupied and having fun in this blustery cold weather! 🙂

    • Reply missy January 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      Seriously. Can you say cabin fever?

  • Reply Courtney January 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Very cute idea and beautiful pictures!

    • Reply missy January 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      Thank you so VERY much! The ticker is giggling!

  • Reply Kerri January 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Hey Missy, I have a quick question. Where do you get those adorable little striped straws, anyway? I need to get some and am hoping they’re somewhere like Target or something, rather than just online like I’ve seen. 🙂 Thanks girl!

    • Reply missy January 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      Haven’t ever seen the straws sold in stores. You can find them all over amazon and etsy.

  • Reply Rebecca miller January 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Wow! I love it!!! I’m totally going to do a fun picnic inside tomorrow with my boys! Thanks for the great idea.

    • Reply missy January 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Excited for you guys! I think it’s going to become a weekly staple around here seeing as he begs for a picnic every day now! ha! Thanks, Becca.

  • Reply Serena {Pretty Fluffy} January 26, 2012 at 6:04 am

    This is so freaking adorable! The colours, the photography, that smiling, happy face – I love it all 🙂

    • Reply missy January 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      And I love YOU for filling me up with sweet everythings! Thank you, Serena! xo

  • Reply Annie January 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Where’s the chocolate chips? I know he loves ’em? xoxox Sis

  • Reply DREW HUMPHRIES January 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

    this is the BEST idea EVER!!

  • Reply Rik January 27, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Where did you get the ABC crackers? I’d love to get my hands on some for my little boy!

  • Reply Rachel {polkadots and puppies] January 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    We do this too, Missy! Let’s be neighbors so all of our wee little men can play and munch and be crazy cute together, kay? 😉 Love the pics of your sweet little guy. And don’t stripey straws make every drink taste so much better?
    -Love and sparkles

  • Reply February 10, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Ok..this is beyond cute! I need to do this with my girls they would love it!!

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