This is Big Brother’s second full week of Reception. Last week he did full days and had hot lunches. He has settled in really well, although I hear the odd grumble from him about having to go all day and not just afternoons.
We’re all still getting used to our new routine. Little Sis and I are spending lots of time together but are still going to the library every Monday for story time. Today we listened to stories about rabbits and had fun making a bunny mask!
Despite Big Brother having school dinners he’s still hungry at teatime. I’m pretty good with meal planning and usually cook from scratch but I have to admit that I keep a few easy meals in the freezer when I’m pushed for time. Today we wanted to Skype Auntie Caca so I was happy to rely on the freezer for the children’s dinner.
I fed them Birds Eye garden peas, crispy fish bites (think small bite sized fish fingers) and potato waffles. This is one meal I know they love and Big Brother always asks for seconds! A lovely easy meal and clean plates meant more time for playing, we have to squeeze as much as we can before bedtime!
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We spent the afternoon at the South Bank. It’s one of our favourite places in London and for the first time we let the children take their scooters!
They were very happy scooting along, especially when they found some large puddles to zoom through.
We wanted to go and see HMS President, currently known as the Dazzle ship, moored at Victoria Embankment. The dazzle camouflage was designed to confuse enemy U-boat captains during the First World War. It looked amazing!
I don’t think the children appreciated the views we had over London but us adults did. We headed back along the South Bank, past the Southbank Centre which was hosting the Festival of Love. There was so much going on but we were all hungry so headed to Wagamama for lunch.
We were able to sit outside and people watch. Little Sis was hungry but she eventually cheered up when her food came.
My children love a bento-style lunch. We’ve used divided plates since they started weaning but we were recently sent a Munchkin lunchbox to try out. I knew it would be perfect for picnics but we wanted to try it at home first.
The Click Lock Bento Mealtime Set is brilliant! It helps keep food separate and fresh and includes 2 smaller, removable compartments for fruit, veg, yoghurts or snacks.
We’re big fans of the Disney film Frozen so we came up with our own Frozen-inspired bento.
The lunchbox had three compartments which were filled with popcorn snow, a ham sandwich with a star cut out and a white yoghurt with blueberries. I added a snowflake babybel too.
It went down pretty well, Big Brother immediately re-named the popcorn snow-corn which I thought was quite sweet. My only worry is that they’re going to expect me to be more adventurous with their food. Luckily I have a stash of picks and cutters ready!