Owen and Kyle need to have snacks everyday after school, of course. What 4-year-old doesn't?! 19 days out of 20 they just grab something quick out of "The Snack Drawer" and run off with it to play. This, "The Snack Drawer," is a drawer in the kitchen filled with snacks for them. It is a 'free-for-all' snack bin-- they can take anything out of it anytime. They are very good at self-monitoring. I re-fill "The Snack Drawer" every so often when it is getting low. It is filled with things like: granola bars, individual packs of nuts, dried fruit, goldfish, trail mix, yogurt covered raisins, fruit snacks, snack-pack size packages of popcorn/pretzels/animal crackers/cheeze-and-cracker-packs/peanut-butter-crackers, etc. "The Snack Drawer" is great... but every once in a while we have "FANCY SNACK!" This is maybe 1 day out of 20 (rare!), but it is a beloved ritual nonetheless! "Fancy Snack" involves me preparing a very fancy shmancy snack (!) and the boys dressing up very fancy shmancy to eat it. While I get the snack ready and set it out on the table for them downstairs, upstairs K & O go crazy with the dress-up-clothes-bin getting ready for their grand entrance. When they come downstairs -- in all their very fancy shmancy glory -- they go nutso when they discover the very fancy shmancy snack that is waiting for them (and I go nutso to discover them in all their very fancy shmancy fanciness). The photos here are from two different days of "Fancy Snack" a while back. The only real consistent theme with "Fancy Snack" seems to be that it always somehow involves the tutus.