Each month Lucy gets to have a party at her preschool.
And each month some moms are in charge.
Last month was my month and since Lu's teacher is so darn organized (plus I had an organized other mom to help) all I had to do was make snake sandwiches and bring the paper goods.
I know what you're thinking, "snake what?"
Yeah, it was a snake (reptile) theme so Lu and I were supposed to make snake peanut butter sandwiches.
We went the extra mile and whipped up some home-made bread for the occasion.
And I have to post pictures of them because I was kind of proud of them.
You see, I'm not a crafty person by any stretch of that word, so I surprised myself by even painting all those green things on there (green food coloring mixed with egg yolk before you bake). Those are tiny pieces of apples for tongues and black beans for eyes.
Lucy was pretty darn proud of them too and so we marched off to school clutching those puppies waiting for the "oohs" and "ahhhs" from the kids.
But it turns out we had some serious competition. This awesome "wildman bill" guy was there showing off all his whizzbang real animals.
First came the huge tortoise.
Then a big rattlesnake skin:
Followed by all kinds of other snakes.
The grand finale was when he pulled out a giant python:That thing was SO cool.
I'm still kicking myself that I didn't hold it when the guy offered to let me.
But by that time it was already packed up and I was supposed to be setting out the lunch stuff.
Next time there's a python around I'll be sure to hold it.
Needless to say, Lucy and my snakes weren't the hit of the century after all that hoopla, especially since five kids turned up their noses at peanut butter.
But hey, they were pretty fun for us to make together :)