Len is in FL for a guy's weekend so we busied ourselves with a few last-minute school prep items. They need to have a small plant so we went to Home D*pot and chose some hardy succulents (re: hard to kill).
Here they are posing in their new shirts (thanks Meme and Papa) and as you can see, Kate is in the "making-funny-faces-for-the-camera" phase.
Next up was testing out their lunchboxes. I got them bento boxes that say they are leakproof as this was easier than buying a bunch of reusable bags to then clean every night (our school discourages use of plastic bags for lunch--part of their environmental lesson).
To test the leakproofness (word?) I gave them afternoon snack of applesauce, sesame stix, gummy bunnies and kohlrabi (interesting combo I know). They practiced setting the box on the table before opening (because guess what happened with Lucy's applesauce when she opened it sideways?). Kate, of course, wanted a placemat for hers before she would open it to eat.
Speaking of Lucy, we are coming up on our 2 year anniversary with her! We first met Lucy on September 19, 2011. Hard to believe she hasn't always been with us at this point. I'm working on a post about our two year mark: the good, the bad, the not-so-bad-but-needs-improvement. Hopefully, with them in school for 1/2 a day I'll have some more writing time!