Friday, February 11, 2011

Lunch Box Love

I spent the morning making a special lunch for my son.
He is taking ME on a date tonight!
I packed this box full of goodies and some strawberry milk.  I printed a little fancy car onto some stock paper with the words, "My heart races for you!"  He loves cars.  Most Valentine's cards seem so frilly, and I was trying to keep it masculine for this BIG little boy!  (He is 7 and does not like to be called 'little!'  Men and their egos!)
 Twig and Thistle had these little stickers for fruit.  Her pictures are wonderful and there are stickers for bananas, oranges, pears, etc...all with a Valentine's theme! 
A little ham sandwich is wrapped in some scrap vintage Valentine's paper. 
Some mozzarella cheese is cut into hearts.
Heart shaped peanut butter sandwiches are dipped into some chocolate.  These are a favorite around here and a special treat for Valentine's!
The Graham crackers take a dip, too!
I packed a small box of Whitman's Sampler Assorted Chocolates.  My granny used to give these to me when I was little.  I am so glad they are still available in these small boxes!
Doesn't everything cut into a heart...
...or dipped in chocolate taste better?

I took this little lunch box to Mason's school today and asked the secretary to let his teacher know.  I wrote a note to him letting him know how very excited I am to spend some one-on-one time with just my son!  He is sandwiched in between two girls and it seems that we don't get enough time alone!  And somebody has to teach him how to treat a girl right!  Rob is taking the girls to their favorite place...Cracker Barrel.  Not us, we are going to the city for a big ol' steak!

Here is the funny thing!  He refused to eat the lunch!  He said this was not his lunch box and he would not eat it!  His usual lunch box is Spider Man.  The teacher called to tell me, because I think she felt bad for me!  How funny!  That is my Mason...he is quirky like that...or either we have really taught him super good to never eat anything from strangers!

Oh, the world through the eyes of a little boy...!

Happy Valentine's to all of you!

I am linking to these weekly parties, as well as, some special Valentine's parties!
The Blackberry Vine


Lunch box and vintage scrapbook paper came from Hobby Lobby.  Little clear plastic bags are from Michael's.  Red and white bag ties came from Sur Le Table.

Thank you for the sweet features! 


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69 comments :

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Now that's some lunch box :0) I love all the attention to detail....down to the heart shaped strawberries!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I would have ate it. What an adorable lunch. My grandson would have flipped. He is really into the extra touches like that! Hope he eats his dinner with you!!

Kathy said...

What a delightful lunch box. LOVE the "My heart races for you" note card. Where do you find the time to do all of this? OMG you are and endless abundance of great Valentines day ideas and wonderful home decor.

Martina said...

This is the sweetest post!! I know you will have a fantastic time on your date. I have the same situation, my son in sandwiched in between his 2 sisters and I'm always trying to make sure I do some 1 on 1 with him. Have a great weekend, Martina

Fishtail Cottage said...

love this! what a sweet & creative ideas...thank you for sharing....xoox

Ames said...

Wow! What a special lunch! You are a loving mommy!~Ames

{ L } said...

Oh wow!! This is my favorite thing I've seen for Valentine's Day! Amazing. Every photo just got better and better. Super adorable. I'm inspired. <3

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh how I miss those days! At least I can still pack a lunch for my honey and leave notes for him!

You packed a sweet box full of love...and this post is a memory to last forever!

Jami said...

That is the most precious post! You've taught your little boy well! I loved all of your sweet details..will be stealing some for my own little boys. Please stop by and share this beautifully wrapped lunch at the Pretty Packages party.

http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/02/pretty-packages-party-6.html

Smiles!
Jami

Pamela Gordon said...

What an adorable lunch box with all the sweet heart shaped goodies inside! Have a great day! Pamela

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

This is so sweet!! You're such a wonderful Mommy :)

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness! That is one amazing lunch! I love it.

Jaimee said...

This is SO charming. How sweet! Hope you had a great time on your "date" : )
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Red Couch Recipes said...

I have never thought of doing something so sweet for my kids! It is the cutest lunch box ever and put together so carefully with love. Tell Mason that he can have his Spider Man lunchbox and I will take this one. Joni

Nancy said...

So sweet! Your note on the side brings back memories of when my kids were younger and I'd send a note with their lunch. Kids remember :-)

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

This is so sweet and so cute! I have a 7 year old son too. He's the youngest of three and the only boy. He would love this.

kristy.lynn @ kristy.makes said...

how funny! i used the same provo box and made MY mason a secret agent box for valentine's day!

i LOVE this! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So sweet and funny that he wouldn't eat it! I loved having special time with my girls when they were young. Enjoy your date!

A Serenade for Solitude said...

what a sweet and thoughtful mommy you are! I love each of these details. So full of love!!

PTCRUZ said...

Me encanta tu cesta de picnic.... seguro que os lo pasáis muy bien.
Saludos
Begoña

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Adorable! So inspiring, I just had to feature your lovely idea on my blog today. Thank you for sharing such a fun idea. :)

http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Oh, what a sweet little boy story. We just never know what boys, big or little, are going to do... :) The lunch you made for him is Gorgeous! Yummy and Pretty.
Thank you for joining me for Friday Pretties. It is so, so, Pretty over here.
Have a wonderful Valentines Day,
Joyce

Cricket said...

That has to be the cutest, sweetest thing I have ever seen. What a great mom you are!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

You are awesome~
Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

Terri said...

Hi Christie. This is adorable. I'd like to know what he thought once he got back home with it. Didn't he just love it. I know he did. How sweet of you and I love all the ideas. I plan on using a few. Happy Valentine's Day -- Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh Christie!!! This is just about the sweetest thing ever and I can tell you put a lot of love and thought into it...but I have to tell you that I totally cracked up at the end because I could see my 7 yr. old guy doing the same thing! Somehow he doesn't like to get out of his comfort zone too much...I don't know where he gets that from! :-) We do mommy dates too and there is just nothing quite like getting that one on one time together. Last time we went out for crepes (his first ones ever) and it was so fun knowing that he will always remember that he tried them for the first time with his mom. I cannot tell you how much I wish we lived closer to each other and could get our boys together! Thank you so much for linking up all of your lovely Valentine creations to our party this week and for continuing to be such a wonderfully supportive friend to us!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Vanessa

Christine @ Pure Joy Events said...

I wished my mom packed me this for lunch when I was a kid!

youwannawhat said...

I just showed my 7 year old daughter the lunch! She loved it. She asked if I could send her to school with a lunch "just like that" on Valentine's! I told her I'd put something special in her lunch(not nearly as wonderful as yours I'm afraid). But now I'm going to have to step up my game after she saw yours! lol...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Christie, I'm so glad you took it so well that he didn't eat the lunch! I'm afraid it would have broken my heart to have prepared all of those cute treats for his box and then learn that he hadn't wanted it. (Do you think it might have been a "man" thing?) I've got to get out my heart cutter and make some pn'nut butter sandwiches dipped in chocolate for my grands. I know that your blog readers appreciated getting to see the effort that went into this lunch box full of love! Thank you for sharing it for the Valentine party. Hope you and your son had a fabulous date! laurie

Sarah said...

Christine, I'm sitting here laughing out loud. I was so touched with each new photo just thinking how special each little treat was for your sweet Mason. Then I read the end and laughed and laughed. I taught first graders the last ten years of my career. The best! So honest and such individuals. Don't they just make your heart melt? I'm forwarding this post to my sister and several friends. It's truly a special idea and wonderful story.
Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Sarah

Allison said...

This is a sweet and so touching post! What a good mom you are! The lunch was just adorable. So precious! I hope you had a fun date night!

Ladybird Ln said...

What a sweet sweeet idea, I love the cheese and strawberries cut in heart, easy and effective!

Agneta said...

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At The Picket Fence said...

Christie,
This is so, so precious! It made me miss my big guy being a little guy. I can see all of the love you have for him in every detail of his lunch. Thank you for linking up all of your beautiful posts and for all of your sweet, sweet words!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Heather @ At The Picket Fence

Emily {Wumsabum} said...

This is the cutest lunch ever! And the pb&j dipped in chocolate sounds yummy, I am definitely trying it :O)

Eliza Jane said...

Awww, this is SO sweet! My mum used to do similar things for me.

And yes, teach him how to treat women! I just had my boyfriend break up with me, totally and completely out of the blue and only hours after I last saw him, via EMAIL. Make sure Mason never does that!!

Kelly said...

Please invite me for a picnic!

Kelly

Opie Dawn said...

This is the sweetest lunch ever! What a lucky little boy. Have a great Valentine's day!

The Tablescaper said...

This is absolutely adorable. Every little thoughtful detail. If he enjoys it even a fraction of how much he should, it will be a big success.

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Kindly edit your post to provide a link back to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Megan said...

looks just great.

PS. I love your blog header.

Megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

SmileMonsters said...

Your lunch box idea was so cute! It's one of my pick of the week.

http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com/2011/02/fun-for-kids-finds_14.html

Come by and pick up a SmileMonsters Loves Me button if you like.

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Kelli @ RTSM said...

This is so cute! On my oldest son's first day of school I sent a cute cupcake that he refused to eat because he thought everyone would be watching him....boys! I am featuring your cute lunch over on my blog today. Happy Valentine's Day!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Oh man, this is so super sweet! I found you through Random Thoughts of a Supermom. Wish I would have seen it earlier. I sent my kids off this morning with lunch money. :( Maybe I can whip something quick like and have a surprise snacks after school or heck maybe this will be dinner tonight! LOL.

Condo Blues said...

I love that sweet little lunch. The best part is how you made the healthy food like the cheese, look like sweet treats. Sneaky good!

Jules said...

Hey, it's the thought that counts, right? You did an amazing job on his lunch even though he refused to take it. :o)

bj said...

This is absolutely the SWEETEST thing I've ever seen. How adorable!! You are one sweet mom. And all the food looks amazing. Your photos should be sent to COUNTRY HOMES or COUNTRY LIVING..I just KNOW they would publish them. Beautiful.
Sooo, did you have to take another lunch in the RIGHT lunchbox for him??:)))
So so cute.
xo bj

bj said...

Back to say I thought I was a follower but wasn't...I am now, tho. :))

Martha said...

Love the lunch box and everything in it! Very Sweet!! What a lucky little boy!

SavannahGranny said...

Awesome, Love every detail of it. Please adopt me!! Hugs, ginger

Nina said...

Omg! I'd love to keep it and never eat it. Sweet mom :) and a creative too.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The lunch box is absolutely fabulous. What a creative and wonderful idea. So sorry he didn't eat it. I hope your date was a super one. Thanks for joining TTT Hugs, Marty

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

This lunch is so divine! The whole lunch is such a feast for the eyes...just gorgeous in every way! Angie xo

Buttercup Bliss said...

This is my favorite Valentine post! I wish I had seen it prior to Valentine's Day. I would have loved to do some of your wonderful ideas for my little boy!!! Totally precious!!! Tanks for sharing!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christie, you must just be the best mom ever. That was so sweet. Sorry he didn't eat it. I bet he was hungry for the steak though. Would love a link to my party added and thanks for joining.

Jami said...

Thanks so much for linking up to the Pretty Packages Party! Your lunch box and treats are just ADORABLE!!! I featured you this week! Please feel free to stop by and pick up a button when you get a chance!
smiles!
Jami

forgetmenot said...

Somebody had a good lunch!!!! Very cute idea and very RED. Mickie

Coloradolady said...

adorable...happy VTT!

Donnie said...

I laughed so much and had to read it to hubby when Mason refused to eat that fabulous lunch because he didn't recognize the lunch box. Too cute.

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Such a sweet idea. I love it! Everything is put together so cute! (I printed out some of those fun little fruit stickers, too!) Loving your blog...count me as your newest follower :)

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I would LOVE it if someone packed a lunch like that for me! How lovely, and so very thoughtful and clever.

Heather said...

This is such an adorable lunch idea love it! I featured this today at Me Making Do!

AM.SA.CHANNEL said...

oooh so sweet .. and i really loved the lunch box ..

Phyllis said...

I give you a standing ovation on your post!! This is such a well thought out idea and presented in such a precious way.....love little children, they are so honest. After all that time you spent making him the Valentine of all Valentines, he refuses to eat it.....I KNOW, as I am a retired first grade teacher.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

How adorable, Christie! No doubt, he felt very special. I used to do that sort of thing for my children when they were young. I miss those days so very much! I'm so thankful God has given me a granddaughter to fill that void! ;)

Thanks for linking to the party. I look forward to your lovely, inspiring posts each week.

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Mel said...

I'm comment #66...humm...you continue to AMAZE ME ....your creations are so colorful, rustic, delicious, SWEE-EET...creative...did I say Amazing? 3 Pixie Lane is now my all time fav...blog...lol...:-)...Mel's Cabin continues to be mesmorized....lol...Thank you!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

So precious and sweet!! What a great Mommy you are. Your photos make my heart skip a beat. You have such a lovely way of portraying things!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Oh my gosh! What a sweet mom you are!! My heart is all warm and fuzzy!

Anonymous said...

So cute! I think I will do this for my husbands lunchbox this year. Instead of presents we are spending a weekend away - this will be a nice pre-cursor to the weekend!

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