A Sweet Lunch to Kick Off a New School Year

And just like that, summer vacation is over. This may have been the fastest summer vacation of all time. That being said, it was still a bit of a scramble to get everyone out the door on time this morning. Plus, yesterday Lily had her annual dance recital, which is always a day of complete insanity. AND, today is my sweet Lily’s 8th birthday! Craziness. I didn’t really plan in advance for a special birthday lunch. Instead, it was more like: “What’s in the cupboards? We’re out of bread? How about these two English muffins?”

lunch making essentials: peanut butter, raspberry jam and Nutella

lunch making essentials: peanut butter, raspberry jam and Nutella

The kids pretty much always get excited about a Nutella sandwich. Lily requested peanut butter, Nutella and raspberry jam. Iain just went with classic straight-up peanut butter and Nutella. Fruit salad is also a lunch favorite and this one is extra good with fresh pineapple, farmers market strawberries and raspberries, and chucks of cantaloupe.

lunch to kick of the school year: fruit salad, peanut butter and Nutella English muffin sandwiches, and carrot sticks

lunch to kick of the school year: fruit salad, peanut butter and Nutella English muffin sandwiches, and carrot sticks

Here are my cuties posing for a pre-school pic. They are so ready for third and sixth grade.

Excited for the first day of school.

Excited for the first day of school.

Are here they are after yesterday’s dance recital. Iain is ever the jokester. Of course he did sit in front of the three most annoying chatterboxes on earth and he didn’t spontaneously combust—so, I owe him one.

post-dance recital with a silly brother

post-dance recital with a silly brother

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