I’m the Tamamamma

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Another Birthday at Our House!

Two down, one to go! Plus a baptism : )

Our cute little HBoo turned 8 on Thursday. She is such a joy in our lives with her sweet, calm (usually), personality and her big brown eyes. We started the day at 6 a.m. so that she could open all of her presents before school.

She got a kareoke machine, a Baby Alive with an outfit, an Easy Bake oven, and a Fur Real kitty.

For her treat that night she said she wanted blueberry pie. They weren't a hit, but oh well.
Her "candle" was a sparkler shaped like an eight.
The next night was her birthday party. It was music themed. They had a great time.

After cupcakes and presents, they made i.d. tag necklaces.

School has started for us and it's been great so far. I've taken a job at the school as a teacher's aid in the 6th grade. The hours are great and it's been a lot of fun. I really love the kids and the teacher is great to work with. It is all the fun of being a teacher without all of the stress and long days.

My friend Kari got me into Japanese bento lunches. I've been having fun packing cute meals for my kids to take to school on the days that they don't want school lunch. Here are a few that I've done so far.

I love this quote that I found on one of my favorite bento blogs Obento Lunch 4 kidz. "It is said in Japan that when you eat a bento lunch prepared by a loved one, the preparer's feelings for you are transmitted through the food. What could be better than sending a bit of love and cuteness with your children to school everyday?!" I also like the fact that it encourages a wide variety of foods and a more nutritious meal that the kids are more likely to eat.

Wish me luck as I head into the next week with H1's birthday, birthday party, and HBoo's baptism. Oh, and my mom arrives on Thursday. Whew! Life as usual at our house. And I love it!