Saturday, June 28, 2008

Good enough to eat?


There is a stark contrast between the play food I had as a child and the play food Connor has already started to collect. Its just not fair.

The food over at Lily Bean Market is downright yummy. Handmade with such loving care each little detail is recreated from the seeds on the pickles to the texture on the lettuce. They are so beautiful I actually find myself hesitating when its time to let Connor play with them. Though I should not fear, all the items at Lily Bean are washable so if they get dirty you can hand wash them as well iron them if needed.

Lily Bean Market sells their play food as individual pieces or as meals. I think you will find the meals a better option as you end up saving quite a bit especially if your looking to add several pieces to your collection at once. I highly recommend the bagged lunch as it includes some of my favorite Lily Bean items. The sandwich itself is far prettier than any ham sandwich I have ever eaten, not to mention its is one of the more interactive pieces as all of the items on the sandwich are loose so little ones can practice their sandwich making skills for when they need bag lunches at school! Not to mention that little super sandwich cookie looks so yummy I really want to lick it to see if it tastes even half as great as it looks.

All of the items I reviewed from Lily Bean Market were very well made and incredibly sturdy. Though they are recommended for children over 3, I would not at all be concerned about them with younger children with supervision. That is just my opinion but I never worry about Connor playing with his cookie set. Connor loves to walk around the house holding super sandwich cookie and we use the ham sandwich as a stacking toy as well. Though I think he agrees me me on how tasty they look as he is always putting the cookies to his mouth while saying "mmmmmm" which is his way of saying yum!

I am SO excited to announce that Lily Bean Market gave us one of their great ham sandwich to give away to one lucky winner!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Head on over to Lily Bean Market and tell me which food item is your favorite other than the ones I mentioned!
  • No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end July 5th at midnight!

214 Comments:

Karen said...

I love those play foods! I sell those in my shop at the holidays and they do very well.

mverno said...

i like the hearty chicken dinner

jenny said...

wow how cute thay all are and do i have a fav not realy i be happy to have any one of them there almost goodunnuff to eat lol

louiseb130 said...

The sushi is very cute

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

Pea LOVES ravioli! We often have ravoili that has melted butter and pepper on it for lunch. When I saw the Ravioli that they have...it made me laugh! That's right up Miss Pea's alley!

windycindy said...

Hello, Fantastic and fun giveaway!
I like the "Market Fruit" set. Please enter my name in your virtual hat drawing. Thanks, Cindi
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drala said...

Oh my they are so cute. I would choose Granny's breakfast. The pancakes are so adorable and the bacon makes me smile. So cute.

jceko77 said...

Granny's breakfast is what we have for breakfast on the weekends.
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jceko77 said...

I'm a subscriber
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Sonya said...

My favorite is the hearty chicken dinner. These are so cute. Thanks for the chance.

Sonya said...

I blogged your contest at:
http://sonyasparks.blogspot.com/

Thanks again for the chance.

woolies said...

Love the chips in the chip bag, but also the pickle.
hmmm, but the deserts are adorable too, I could eat them all!

woolies said...

I added a link to your blog on my sidebar.
:0)

katy said...

The Gourmet Strawberry Frosted Donut looks real and delicious. I used to work at Dunkin' Donuts and that frosting on that donut is a work of art.

Naomi said...

I love Lilly Bean's asparagus!

Michele P. said...

I think the fortune cookies are so cute! And you get 6 of them to boot! Geez, I wish I got 6 everytime I went out for Chinese. Cute site, lots of realistic looking goodies there!

Michele P. said...

I am a subscriber! Thanks!

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semtaylor said...

Market Fruit is so cute. Love all the foods. What fun stuff for a child to play with.

Jen Mc said...

I like the picnic lunch. Its great to see these are made in the USA.

rachel said...

What else can I say,I am Italian so I like the Deluxe pizza! Really cool site.Thanks!

Maja said...

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cake is adorable

Ana said...

i love the picnic one

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Angel said...

meza-angel@sbcglobal.net
pizza one is cool

Mary512 said...

I like the granny's breakfast the most, but the sushi is pretty cute too. Great giveaway, thanks!

Mary512 said...

Blogged ya:
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Thanks again!

Princess Golden Hair said...

i love the gormet chocolate donut. it looks good enough to eat.

LINDALSHOT said...

The sushi set is so cute!

misty said...

The asparagus is really cute. But I really like the Amish Mini Picnic Basket (but it's not a food item. lol). Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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misty said...

I am also a subscriber.

peg42 said...

These are just so adorable. I love this ham sandwich and I also love the Granny's Breakfast. Thank you so much and please enter me.

deedleweedle said...

The Oreo cookie!

triciacus said...

The picnic lunch set looks great, I love the bag of potato chips!!

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mannequin said...

Well personally, I'd like the green beans or the pickle, please. What a fun way to learn foods or have a tea party! Or a pickle party.

Stacey Moore said...

ella would love the Granny's Breakfast set!
thanks!
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Alexia said...

I love, love, love the Gourmet Donuts (my 2yo is sitting here right now getting all excited about the cookies LOL) and I know you said not to mention the sandwiches, but I think those are great too - it's actually one of the first things I would buy if I had the money!

Hil'Lesha said...

Ravioli

Missy said...

The Deluxe Pizza play food is absolutely adorable! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Lisa said...

Asparagus is the one vegetable my young ones do like! Out of all veggies to like...obviously asparagus is the one I really like best. :)

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gkstratos said...

I love Lily Bean Market! My favorite item is either the Fortune Cookies or the Sushi..... I can't decide. Probably the cookies.
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gkstratos said...

Extra credit: subscriber. Thanks
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Amanda said...

These are so neat. Other than the brown bad lunch, I like the supreme pizza the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

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stampedwithgrace said...

this is so adorable!! I love the brown bag lunch, granny's breakfast and picnic lunch, etc. what a great idea :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Granny's breakfast. I think these are too cute.
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janetfaye said...

Amish Mini Picnic Basket is my favorite.

It is adorable!

Steph said...

I really liked the Deluxe Pizza set and the Picnic Lunch set. My kids would have a blast with them.

Lori said...

I LOVE their fortune cookies that can even be personalized!

lori [at] kvsys [dot] com

danni said...

I love the salad, it's something different then what you usually see for kids play food and it looks like it would be fun for them to put in all of the different pieces!

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Teri said...

The Picnic Lunch is a fave. Love the Strawberry Frosted Donut.

kygirl said...

Amish Mini Picnic Basket is really cute!

soha said...

I love the Chocolate Strawberry Cake.

jennem said...

That bag of chips is too adorable.

Becca Ann said...

The sushi is great!
xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

purplegengar said...

OMG I love fake food! There are so many great things, but I think the best one is Granny's Breakfast because it has the bacon and the fried egg and the pancake!

Ashley said...

My husband and I love to dine on sushi, so I couldn't help but fall for the sushi play food. It's so cute!

bemi said...

The sushi

Colleen said...

I love the pizza. One of my son's favorite foods. The best part about these, they're so low in calories.

david_colleen@mei.net

Tonya said...

Picnic Lunch is my favorite. Adorable.

Anna said...

I think my little boy would really like the Deluxe Pizza, since he loves pizza!

Gemini Mama said...

i love the fortune cookies! sooo cute!

VickeC said...

My favorite is Granny's breakfast.wow,how cute this is,my grandson would have a blast with this,thanks


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eloise said...

I really like Granny's Breakfast but the Gourmet Strawberry Donut is cute too. This is such a neat site with so many different things! Thanks for a great opportunity!

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Kari said...

I love the market fruit set, everything looks so great though! Amazing!!

littlelatina said...

Granny's breakfast is super cute. I love the different types of fake food on the site!

Deanne02 said...

Love Grandma's Breakfast! These are adorable! I also love the little shopping bag....I'm sure my son would have a great time "shopping"!

purehrt555 said...

I love the salad. It made me hungry lol.

mogrill said...

The pizza set is fantastic! Being an Italian family it would be so fun to play with!

Erica said...

I think the picnic set is super cute, but in all honesty I loved all the food sets! (ericamichaels@gmail.com)

Meredith said...

I like all the fruits and veggies especially the pear!!

MassFoodie said...

Granny's Breakfast looks fun and tasty. Thanks

kevnjacks said...

The Granny's breakfast set is awesome, esp since we all love breakfast foods here. :)

lace said...

The pickle is my favorite. How cute is that.

123connie said...

This is great, my son son would love it!!!

Ellen Cunningham said...

I think the picnic set is real cute, especially the pie. thanks, ecfreitas579@hotmail.com

paula h said...

I like the Hearty Chicken Dinner the best. Everything is so cute.

noreen said...

my girls love to go for Sushi and would love Sushi made from felt

Carly & Garrett said...

The market fruit. My little one loves her fruit so I know she would enjoy playing with the fruit set.

carlyharrell(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brandy said...

They are all adorable! I think my favorites are the tea bag and the fortune cookies. You don't see these two things very often. :)

Brandy said...

I am a subscriber and have you in my sidebar. Thanks. :)

Cuddle Cottage said...

Yes, play food has come a long way! I'm just beginning to collect play food for my toddler and I love the Lily Bean Market stuff! The perfect veggie pita is one of my favorites:)
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Cuddle Cottage said...

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bboyle said...

I like the market fruit collection especially because we are vegetarian and wouldn't have to expain any meat.

Jess said...

I really like the fortune cookies. Very cute idea!

Shelly said...

I love the Deluxe Pizza

Jen said...

I love the Oreo and well all the fruit is pretty cute. Maybe the fruit, the pear especially. I want to be a good role model for my kiddos. Oreos might send them the wrong message.

Mrs. Csirke said...

I love the asparagus, strawberries and watermelon. They really are very well done and realistic

PiesBonitos said...

I like the cake!

Carrie
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Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy

said...

Wow they do look good enough to eat and oh so adorable! Grannys breakfast set is really cute , my son eats 2 eggs scrambled every morning with mini pancakes , breakfast is his favorite meal so I know he'd have tons of fun play cooking with these! He's a chef in training at only 16 months, loves his play kitchen stuff!

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Lilith Silvermane said...

I like the brown bag lunch! Play foods are so cute! I like having a little table set up just for these things.

tlcfromtn said...

The Picnic Lunch is one of my favorites! Thanks for the great giveaway!

jodene said...

I really like the sushi set

Leen said...

Love the picnic lunch set!!

EJW said...

Sushi set, hands down!

NES said...

I think the asparagus stalks are the cutest - they all look great, though.

bison61 said...

I like the Sushi

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meg said...

I like the hearty chicken dinner the best. My son wont eat that kind of thing, but maybe he'd at least pretend to : )
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Kelly said...

I like the chicken dinner - especially the adorable little peapods! I also like the pic of the pita sandwich on the meal category link, but I guess they're out since it wasn't an actual item in there.

Preppy Mommy said...

so cute!! the fortune cookies and the ravioli are adorable.
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michelle said...

I love the sushi!

Reiza said...

I just love her veggie pita and her sushi.

Matt said...

I love the deluxe pizza!
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Lo said...

I love Granny's Breakfast (the pancake, bacon, strawberry) -- so cute!

Kimberly said...

Awwww! They are all so cute!!!!

I love Granny's Breakfast and the picnic lunch. Awww...who am I kidding! I love them all. They are adorable. And the little pizza too. Even the sushi is so sweet!

Kimberly
HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

oona said...

My daughter would love to play with the sushi set--it's fabulous! We are big felt food fans here! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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Trish said...

i love the pizza and the sushi!!!

lrbodine said...

I love the little doughnut and pita sandwich!

Kristie said...

I like the Picnic Lunch set-very cute!
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Heather said...

The SUSHI is adorable!!

Genevieve P said...

I love the Ice cream Cones and donuts!

Denise said...

Can't choose between the asparagus, ravioli, and veggie pita. I'd love it all!

Laila said...

I think the pizza would be fun for the kids, but I like the sushi, ravioli and the esparagus!

LA

lailajoon "at" gmail "dot" com

Buki Family said...

the amish picnic basket is sweet

Gus and Clay's Mama said...

I love the pita sandwich!

The Mama Hood said...

I really love the Picnic Lunch set, which includes some of my kids favorites!!

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The Mama Hood said...

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meka foo said...

Granny's breakfast ...my son would eat breakfast at every meal if he could!

kristen said...

The pita sandwich, pb&j and fortune cookies caught my eye, everything looked great!

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Mary said...

The sushi is awesome. I have started to make some of my own felt play foods for my son, but winning some would be even better. Thanks for the giveaway.
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- Marybeth I. said...

love the brown bag lunch and the sandwich

Bree said...

I love the sushi! So cool!

Becca said...

Those fortune cookies are making me hungry for Chinese food!
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Erin said...

Well, it's a toss-up---I can't decide between Granny's Breakfast (bacon and pancakes, yum!) and the radish; I really like the radish. Thanks for the contest!

emhagedon at gmail

Kate Etue said...

the strawberries and the pita sandwich are so cute!

Erin said...

I like Granny's Breakfast.
Thanks!

Rachel said...

the ice cream cones are stinkin' cute!

Kara said...

Wow! Play food has come a looooong way! I love Granny's Breakfast.
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mdsywensky said...

My kids love playing in their play kitchen and I think they would go crazy for the sushi dinner set. They are always trying to be like daddy and he is the only on in the house that eats sushi! They are sooo cute.
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JenO said...

love the gourmet chocolate donut!

Apple said...

I like the sushi rolls - make me hungry really. The sandwich cookie is cute too - looks like oreo. :)

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AlbinoRockstar said...

The fortune cookies are adorable!!

michelle said...

These are adorable. I think you listed all of my top favourite sets, so my next favourite would be the deluxe pizza.

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zeitersouth said...

I think the ravioli is adorable and the one my son would probably try to eat!

Dolly said...

the al dente asparagus spears...course, the sushi is way rad, too!

gillian said...

I love the Granny's Breakfast... just like the breakfast he gets at his Nonni's house.

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ann said...

The little doughnuts with sprinkles are the best! Thanks for the great link and fun giveaway! amguely (at) gmail.com

Stacy said...

definetly sushi. If my son is like his parents, he will be sushi-obsessed.

M's Mommy said...

I like the Market Fruit. My kiddo loves fruit!! Thanks!
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Shelli said...

I love the carrot and the watermelon - MUCH better than I could ever make!

I've been working on a felt food swap with some other moms, and this would be a great compliment to the lot.

You can reach me at saderman at gmail

Rachel C. said...

I think the Picnic Lunch is my favorite - I love the bag of chips!:) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Staci said...

I totally dig the Deluxe Pizza. It looks so yummy that I want to eat it. The play food is absolutely amazing. I wish I were a kid again.

Amelia Sprout said...

I'm a sucker for anything sushi, but since their M's favorite food, I'm going to have to go for the green beans.

staceylea said...

I love the bacon slices! Mmm!! Such cute stuff, I'd love to win.

CJW's folks said...

OMG I love play food!!! I love the fortune cookies!

Alice H said...

The bag of chips snack is cool - it all is though! Thanks! afdr3d@umkc.edu

moushka said...

My daughters love their play kitchen. They will spend hours playing with it. Any new food is greatly appreciated.

The pizza would be fun!

Candie said...

I like the sushi. I am glad to see companies find different unique products

Sam said...

I like the sushi.....
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Rachel said...

I think the fruits and veggies are adorable, esp. the asparagus, the carrot and the pear.
Rachel
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laura said...

The market fruit is my favorite, but they are all great! The sushi is also fantastic. laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

tupelo said...

My standing favorite is the veggie pita. It is adorable!

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Katie said...

Hey, they have a new sushi set! Awesome!
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Sarah said...

I like the Granny's breakfast and the Picnic lunch! These look super, and they are washable! I think felt toys are super!
Thanks for a super contest and the chance to win!
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LisaW said...

I like the Market Fruit set. Thanks!

Sarah said...

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Anonymous said...

Sushi!

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Ginny said...

I love the tea bag!

Johnny and Alisha said...

I like the picnic lunch.

Lauri said...

I love the ice cream cone. They are so cute. My girls would have a ball pretending to be eating ice cream.

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melonkelli said...

Mmm. A picnic lunch looks good!

Megret said...

I think the asparagus spears are just precious!

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Leigh said...

we need some felt sushi! and the Asparagus is too cute. The detail here is amazing!

Danielle said...

My fave is Definitely the Fortune Cookies! Too cute!
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jodi b said...

Love the sushi and granny's breakfast! This stuff is so cute!

arvard said...

What a clever idea. I really like the picnic lunch.

tutugirl said...

I love the original brown bag lunch. My little ones would have so much fun pretending to pack their lunches like their big brother. This is some cute stuff.

Tracy said...

My favorite is Granny's Breakfast. Yum!

pitaharmon said...

I pick asparagus. My dd loves to eat asparagus right now so that is my favorite. I never saw such cute food in my life.

Christine said...

I like the pizza. Very cute and my kids would have fun playing with it.

Jennifer said...

I am so in love with the Picnic Lunch and the Deluxe Pizza. This is not the play food I remember growing up! LOL. And the Sushi is soooo cute too! I want to just buy it all right now! Thanks!

Tammy said...

The market fruit is adorable, so real to life looking!

jnmacdonald said...

the gourmet strawberry frosted donut looks delicious.

Storm said...

The sushi dinner is CUTE! (oh, who am I kidding, they're all stinking cute! I want to play with them too! LOL)

travellingmomof2 said...

I really think Granny's Breakfast is just delicious

carissaad said...

The Super Sandwich cookie is cute.

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carissaad said...

I'm a subscriber.

Susan W said...

I love the Market Fruit set.
Thanks so much!

Susan W said...

I also subscribe to the RSS Feed.

sharon said...

love the sushi, and also the pizza...thanks for giveaway

kananee said...

I like the sushi!

kananee said...

I also subscribed to the newsletter.

Jinxy & Me said...

I love the Picnic Lunch!

agsweeps said...

That Chicken Drumstick looks pretty tasty. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Heather said...

The sushi is hilarious. Thanks!

ssmina said...

all so cute! especially the sushi, thanks

purango said...

The Gourmet Frosted Strawberry Donut is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love the
Chicken Drumstick
Everyone knows that the drumstick is the best part of the chicken. This is a great entree for ...
$8.00
Thanks for the contest.
Carolyn Barnett

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Brooke said...

The Pizza is pretty cool!

Reeva said...

the sushi is too cute! :)

Cathy said...

I am a sucker for sushi, and the sushi set is so cute!ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

klp1965 said...

i love the grannys breakfast :)

Anonymous said...

Love the Granny Breakfast set followed by the Market Fresh Fruit; Many thanks wonderful for nutrional teaching to children and students. Many thanks sW

reb said...

We are always eating chinese, so the fortune cookies would be great for my daughter.

Bakersdozen said...

I love the Amish picnic basket. vidomich@yahoo.com

ziggy789 said...

My 2 yr old son is sitting here at the computer with me.. and he picked out the Granny's Breakfast. I have to say this is correct, b/c his nanny is always fixing these items for breakfast.. would love to have these!

Emilie said...

I love granny's breakfast and market fruit. This is so cute. I think my son would really love the sandwich. Thanks!

Connie said...

The picnic lunch is so perfect but I do really like the sandwich too!

cme8397 said...

How fun! I love the deluxe pizza and the picnic basket.

chris
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vboackle said...

the deluxe pizza.

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