Last week we got the official call that there would be no preschool for Jay this year. I mentioned a few posts back that we were on the wait list for a few places and they all finally called and said there would be no opening in time for the start of school this last week. So while we won't be going to school this year, I still have a few back to school themed posts to share with you over the next couple weeks.
A couple weekends ago we went on a picnic to one of our favorite spots here in Georgia and did a back-to-school themed dinner. We packed up the lunch boxes with sandwiches and fruit, some string cheese, and of course our favorite, Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish Crackers. Jay pretty much stole the entire bag and hoarded them all for himself, but just note that there is a serving size suggestion on the back of the bag, and maybe you might want to follow it? It's one of those do as I say, not as I do kind of things. Although we took Jay in for his three year checkup this last week and he's in the 40% for weight, so I'm not incredibly worried about a few extra crackers he consumed.
Another back-to-school hack that I learned when we thought we were going to school this year is packing a Wet Ones® wipe in the lunchbox. Jay hates being sticky and messy. It literally brings him tears, stress, and a pinch of anxiety when he's messy, so we knew he was going to need wipes of some sort with him for back to school. I found these Wet Ones singles a few weeks ago at Walmart, and they're perfect to toss into a lunchbox so your kids can clean up easily when they're done eating. And they kill 99.9% of germs which is perfect for school since I can only imagine the germs that are shared there.
Here are a few pictures from our picnic. We've really been loving picnics this summer. It's been so nice to regularly get out of the house and just be outside and disconnected from everything. I think it's so fun to see my kids personalities when they're outside and doing something out of our normal routine. Em thought that us all sitting at the same level as her was the greatest thing. Jay also thought that mom and dad having a lunch box was super silly and kept pointing out "Jay lunch box, mommy lunch box, Jay lunch box, mommy lunch box, etc..." He's a nut. He also asked that we make silly faces for the camera... so you'll be seeing those pictures too.
We bought this plate at Walmart last year and it comes with a lid that snaps on the top and it fits perfectly in a lunch box which is basically my favorite thing, ever.