Confused yet? Ben has a stuffed kangaroo named Hoppy that is his absolute favorite critter that he sleeps with every night, travels with us, etc. Besides his blankies as a baby, this is basically his "lovey" and he informed me earlier today that he thinks kangaroos might be his favorite animals, because of Hoppy, but he also really loves elephants, so he isn't sure which he should pick for a pet. (He also told me that when he grows up, he'd like to be a cooker and his special dish will be "pi-gnocchi and sausage", "pi" pronounced like the word pig without the g, say it out loud! ;o) )
Anyhow, whilst going through my cabinets earlier, I found a set of cookie cutters I forgot I had. And, it has a "Hoppy" cookie cutter!
So for dinner, he had a cream cheese and jelly sandwich, made with Santa Cruz Organics seedless raspberry jam and Nature's Own Multigrain Sandwich Rounds (yum, I'm having one myself in a few minutes, the SCO review is posted here). I topped it with an orange cheddar Hoppy, complete with a sugar eye. He had one of his mix & match mini muffins, some veggie chips and mixed fruit kebabs. The kebab sticks were actually drink stirrers from the dollar store. I took really good scissors to the bump at the end and managed to make it into a nice point to string the fruit. I thought they were quite cute!
Needless to say, he was very happy with his cheese Hoppy and is now snuggled in bed with the real Hoppy! :o)