There has been a lot of talk about sabertooth tigers at our house this week! We took a family trip to go see Ice Age – Continental Drift, which stars Diego a Sabertooth Tiger and his new love interest! Also, we have reached #7 in the Magic Tree House Series, which is called “Sunset of the Sabertooth.” There is also a non-fiction companion guide, Sabertooths and the Ice Age, that we picked up at the library, which has provided us with a good deal of information about what the sabertooths were really like.
To celebrate our new fascination with this amazing creature, Girlie and I decided on a sabertooth bento for musical theater last night. Here is the EasyLunchBox that I made for her:
The sabertooth sandwich is veggie bologna and cheese inside, with a cheddar cheese face on top. There are candy eyes, a green bell pepper nose, red bell pepper lips, and Swiss cheese teeth and fangs. She also has apple slices and a small piece of brownie from the batch we baked the night before. She was so excited when I presented her with this lunch in her car seat as we were getting ready to head to her 6:30 class. She loves her weekly indulgence of a bento in the car!
In other exciting news, Girlie has reached a few new milestones this week. She is nearly 6 and was thrilled to report that she has mastered the monkey bars! She can go from one end to the other, turn around without touching her feet to the ladder, and go all the way back. She also passed the level 2 swim test and is swimming in a deeper section of the pool! She’s been talking a lot about starting kindergarten in the fall. She is very excited and a little bit nervous too!
Little Dude is blowing through milestones these days too. He’s talking much more and making a lot more sense too! He’s had some interest in the potty and has been overall better at following directions. I feel like he changed so much over the course of the summer. Both kids seemed to grow up a lot at camp. I am actually a bit nervous about making the transition back to school. Our old preschool was year round and while I can see some benefit in giving everyone a break, I am wary of the extra transitions involved and maybe some back-to-school blues.
I’ve been seeing a lot of back-to-school blog posts, so I can tell this is a topic on everyone’s mind. I’d love to hear your tips for getting the kids off to a good start!
Also, Magic Tree House fans, I noticed that the Sabertooths and the Ice Age book is listed as #12. I just did a little research and discovered that there are other companion guides I’ve been missing out on. Would you recommend we go back and read those too before we continue on the series? Or are they just a ‘nice to have?’ We are enjoying this fun series and are excited to read all of the books!