Jason and Jenna are HUGE fans of the Pixar movie, Ratatouille, so when I heard that Remy makes an appearance at the French restaurant at Epcot, I immediately made reservations. And while I’m not usually a big fan of the behaviors they pick up from watching cartoons, I am hugely grateful to Ratatouille for selling J+J on the concept of trying new food pairings. It all started with the cheese and strawberry scene, which prompted Jason to request cheese and strawberries as his new favorite snack. Since then, we’ve been able to introduce all sorts of new food combinations under the guise of ‘that’s what Ratatouille eats’ (Jason refers to the main character as the name of the movie rather than ‘Remy’).
Lunch with Remy at Les Chefs de France was definitely one of the highlights of our vacation. Jason loved interacting with the animated rat almost as much as he loved eating an entire baguette of French bread.
We just returned from Disneyworld where we celebrated Jenna’s 3rd birthday. Jenna loved her birthday cruise, and for anyone considering a birthday celebration at Disneyworld, I highly recommend the private fireworks cruises. Having a break from the crowds – and a great view of the fireworks – is well worth the expense. Here are a few scenes from Jenna’s party boat:
J+J will eat nearly anything if it’s packaged properly. They especially love eating out of bags. Earlier this week, I gave Jason a small Ziploc bag full of mixed vegetables as a snack, and he started munching away, barely noticing the contents. Snack in a bag? Thanks, mom!
This summer, I’m stocking up on small, enticing packages to house healthy snacks, especially snacks on the go.We’re headed to Disneyworld for vacation soon, and while I’m sure we’ll indulge in our fair share of Tigger Tails (think marshmallows, caramel and chocolate on a stick), I also like the idea of toting around a few of their healthier favorites in convenient packaging. And, yes, I’m totally stealing the idea of decorating snack bags with Disney stamps and stickers.
Sources (left to right): Our own snacks in personalized Ziploc Snack-Size Bags, Polka Dot Nut Bowl, Fuschia Treat Bags, Kraft Paper Pillow Boxes, Tinkerbell Lunch Bags, Pink Stripe Treat Bags, Tiny Pillow Boxes, Resealable Cello Bags
We’re going to Disneyworld for Jenna’s birthday this year, so when I spotted this new line of toddler clothing at Nordstrom’s today, I couldn’t resist. It’s based on artwork from Disney’s It’s a Small World ride, and each season will feature a different country. This spring features Japan, with India coming out in the summer. A portion of the proceeds go to Unicef, the ride’s original sponsor, and FEED.
And that Konichiwa t-shirt on the right? Jenna will be sporting that during our upcoming trip.