Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Feverish Boy, BORED at Home, Hungry = Edible Froggy Snack

Parker is sick (again, I swear he was just sick a few weeks ago--darn school!).  He woke up at 2 a.m. last night, barely making it up the stairs because his legs hurt so bad and said he didn't feel good.  He had a fever of 104.2!  We worked through getting some medicine in him and getting him calmed back down and asleep on the couch. 

Needless to say, he didn't go to school and won't be tomorrow.  Just as well, there is no school on Friday--snow day!  No, there is no snow.  It's a "free" snow day that wasn't used during the winter.  Anyway, I saw these super cute, super easy fruity frogs and decided the boys and I needed to make them.

It was fun and literally only took minutes. 

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Quarter an apple, remove core.  Slit the center for mouth.  Slice grapes in half the long way,  Cut four halves into threes for toes.  (The original recipe said to make little balls of cream cheese), we used some thinly cut large marshmallows, stuck a chocolate chip on with peanut butter for the eyes.  Also stuck the marshmallow to the apple with a  little peanut butter.

The boys loved them. (Not the greatest picture of the three, but we had to photograph quickly as Sam was eager to grab his.)

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Each frog is so unique and aren't they just the cutest? 

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Parker told me he wants to make a monkey.  I told him I had no idea how.  He kept thinking of other things that would be good to make.  He thought of this sunflower all on his own and put it together while I was in another room.  Pretty cute and clever!

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It will be fun to see what else we come up with as the week drags on. ; )

14 comments:

CindyinTempe said...

I like Sam's shirt!

Mermaid Sweets said...

Very cute frogs and boys!

Eliana said...

How fun!. You are very creative.

noble pig said...

Aw...I hope he's feeling better and those frogs are the cutest things ever!

Cate said...

Oh so cute, that's bound to make anyone feel better. Love all the freckles!

Megan said...

Boy, do I hear you - I swear, every other week one of the kids picks something up from school. And it drives me insane!

Cute snack - really creative, and tasty too!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I bet this was a hit...especially the choc. chips!

Elyse said...

WOW, 104.2? That's crazy. Poor Parker. Hope he's feeling better! Have fun with the boys at home on Friday!! By the way, your apple creations are just precious!!

dessertobsessed said...

omg 104.2?! thats miserable! that's hospital emergency room status for me!

Cathy said...

So sorry that your baby is sick! That's no fun for anyone. These froggies might well be the cutest snack I've ever seen!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Those are just adorable! Very clever!

Leslie said...

104.2..OUCH! poor little guy!
Cute frogs!

vibi said...

Hope Parker is better...

Love, love, looooooove those frogs! Tooooo funny! Plus with the boys wearing green in the back, just looks like a family picture! LOL LOL LOL

Clumbsy Cookie said...

They are SUPER cute! I can make swans out of apples, here's a picture of Tyler enjoying one I made with him: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4040361&l=ac67c2c1e4&id=782965299