Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Last Bento {of the year}

I'm feeling a little nostalgic as I make Little K's Last Bento Lunch for this year.

 (meatballs, flower shaped cucumber slices, apples and cherry tomatoes)

Mostly - because it may be the Last Bento Lunch I may EVER make for her.

She's moving up to the Middle School next year:

Where kids try to pretend they are Cool
to mask how Insecure they really feel
and make fun of anything and everything Different
to try and Feel better about themselves

Nope - I don't think we'll be packing any Bento Lunches next year - at least not for the first few months.  

Until she finds her way around and settles in with a bunch of kids that she doesn't yet know - and kids she has known for some time (but that have changed as they try to find their place)

I have faith - she has the confidence to stand up for what she wants.  
She isn't easily influenced by others.  
Although it's not always easy, and tears are shed. 

She is braver than she knows
She is stronger than others imagine

She will be just Fine
(I think we are talking about more than just Bento)

Maybe I should organize my Bento Stash after all.  I've been wanting to do that for several years.  It has a way of getting out of hand.  

I have a feeling I'm not completely done packing Bentos - not just yet. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Graduation Time

It's that time of year - kids are graduating and moving on.  

We had the honor of attending one of the most beautiful Commencement Ceremonies I have ever been to - for an equally beautiful young lady.

In addition to a sweet card, made by Little K, using our favorite new craft material - Washi Tape...

We also made a little Cap and Gown Money Holder.

Made from a simple square jewelery box.  We were lucky to find one in the Grads color of Hunter Green.

Inside we tucked some rolled up bills.

Added a punched circle to the inside of the lid with our Congratulations sentiments.  Not only for a little decoration - but it hides the brad that holds on the tassel (made from embroidery floss).

Since she is a graduate of the Class of 2012
we managed to roll the bills so they show

~ 2012 ~

So proud of all our friend who have worked so hard this year.

Congratulations Graduates


Bring On Summer!