Today was E's first day at "school." I put school in quotes because, honestly, it's not really school. It's more like a cross between pre-school and part-time daycare, referred to down here as "Mother's Day Out" or MDO for short, and it's only once a week.
She does go for long enough that I need to pack her a lunch though, so I was excited to have an excuse to use some of the bento supplies I'd been hoarding and even bought some new stuff. Here is a pic of the lunch I packed her today:
She ate roughly half the string cheese, half of one sandwich, most the raisins, and I don't think she touched the peas, except to move them around, but I can't complain since they were cold. Oh and both T & I hate peas, so it's kind of weird to us that she likes them at all, but it's one of the few green vegetables she'll eat.
I also quickly sewed together a little tote bag for her stuff since they have to have diapers, change of clothes, etc. I didn't want to buy the boring old plain one the school had for $5, and a friend is actually making a much nicer one, so this is kind of a lame proxy till she finishes it. It's actually the leftover piece from when I cut and hemmed the curtain in E's room, but the fabric is pretty cute. I actually have a whole other panel that I'll probably do something with one of these days. This is one of the few times I've been able to make something start to finish out of things I already have on hand! Woohoo!
Here's the front:
I also was going to make E a little lunchbag to go with her bento lunch, but I just ran out of time. I was sitting here at 11pm last night, trying to figure out/modify a couple different patterns and realized that it just wasn't worth staying up all night to make a lunchbag that I probably wouldn't even be happy with. So for now, I'm using the Hello Kitty bag that I got at the Target Dollar Spot. It seemed to work out just fine.