Late September is always a time of great excitement around here. It's the time when my big girl has her big day, and the very next day it's her dad's turn! Yep 2 birthdays in 2 days.
Now for my daughter, since she's a kid, there's a great deal of anticipation. And there's a whole lot of "Is tomorrow my birthday?" type questions, so when the day arrives I try very hard to make things happy and fun for her, but since her birthday falls on a weekday and her parties (one with school friends and a nice lunch with family) are both over the weekend, the actual birthday DAY can be a bit of a letdown, I think.
One of the best parts of her day was getting to take in a special birthday snack to school. And in the grand tradition of preschool snack restrictions, the school requests nutritious, nut and peanut free snacks. And no cupcakes, and no brownies. After a bit of thinking about what would actually be special we settled on Rice Crispy treats. Not too special, but she likes them but instead of using just the RK cereal, I subbed in 2 cups of Fruity Pebbles. OK, so I won't win any awards for brilliant recipe making, but she thought it was an AWESOME idea. I wish I took a picture. They're all gone now.
Next time I'll try Cocoa Krispies or perhaps some Apple Jacks.