Bentolicious #121
Monday morning is always a challenge to get up early. The kids will always say... "still sleepy Mommy" ... but too bad they have to get up after the alarm clock rang at 6AM. We had a bad traffic jam this morning from home but luckily that my house isn't too far from the toll gate, so we made it around 20 minutes to school. And it took me about 30 minutes on the way back home. Sleepy bento is the theme for today's bento. Hope kids will not fall asleep in the class :D I bought the tiny jelly balls at the supermarket yesterday, perfect for the nose. Inside the box : 'sleepy' rice balls (seasoned with light soy sauce), pan fried tempeh, chicken honey mustard (leftover from dinner), sauteed brussel sprouts and chicken ham, and grape tomatoes.
Hope everyone will have a great start for this week! Can't believe that we will soon enter September, and like end of the year in the corner? Time flies very quick ... *sigh*

So happy that this month I got the BOMB (Back to School theme). Thanks for Debra to arrange this fun event, BOMB every month for us to participate! Stay tuned on her blog, Hapa Bento for the next BOMB theme.


Very funny sleepy eyes rice balls :))

I think I'll have a sleepy bento tomorrow too: I only hope it's as cute as yours! :)

@Indonesia Eats : You are quick today! Thanks a lot Pep!

@sherimiya : hahaha ... Can't wait to see your sleepy bento tomorrow, I know will be the great one :) Thanks a lot Sheri!

chuckles.. cute sleepy eyes..
we need to get up 6am every morning too and leave by 7am..
think my bento should be sleepy bento everyday....yea..

@Bobo : Thanks a lot! I just wish the school only 10 minutes away, will be great hehehe ... :)

hehehehee..nice sleepy bento, lia
my kids in this semester are having rather-late class, start by 10.00 am
by next semester, they will have it at 7.00 am
then...i will start my sleepy session too..hahhahaa

@Journal Mommy Yenny : Thanks a lot Yen! I love to wake up early except for the weekend ... Kids are getting into the routine too but Monday always the hard one because we are too rilex on the weekend hehehe :)

Those sleepy-heads look just like me. I'm always wanting to take a nap. Their expressions are perfect.

@hapabento : Thanks a lot Deb! Taking a nap is so precious for me now ... Only get it on the weekend, no chance on the weekdays :)'s a rainy afternoon here now and your bento sure depicts my eyes now! haha..I love tempeh too especially fried with chilli, anchovies and nuts!

Cute sleepy rice balls.
And congratulations on your win. :)

The sleepy rice balls are so adorable. :)
Congratulations, Lia on your BOMB this month.

Cute pair of sleepy rice balls! Must borrow the idea one day! Love the sleep eyes, haha...

Hehehehe, Mbak Lia ini pokoknya paling bisa deh... Ketawa aku liat ekspresi ngantuk ogah2an itu, lucuuuu :D. Btw, congrats for the BOMB, yeayyyy!!!! :D

@Xelia : Thanks a lot Xelia! Send me the rain ... It's hot here. Tempeh is yummy, full of protein :)

@Yeapies : Thanks a lot for your kind comment!

@emilynpf : Thanks a lot Emily!

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot Ai Ping! If everyone makes sleepy eyes next Monday will be fun hahaha :D

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Tata! Ini emang tampang males dan ngantuk, untung yg bikin enggak hihihi ... :D

hahaa..Lia, before I read into details I thought Lia mommy making this bento with sleepy eyes ;DD

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Ann! Mommy Lia had big eyes this morning, really ... I don't lie LOL :D

OMG they are so adorable! Love the Crack me up!

@Mommyof2girlz : Thanks a lot for your kind words :)

OOOO, your rice balls look like how I felt this morning! Bento looks yummy. :)

Congrats on the Best of the Month award!! Very well deserved. Oh those sleepy bentos.. that was me this morning. lol. Hope your kids had a great school day, and you as well!

@Kuusou : Thanks a lot Kuusou!

@Chantale : Thanks a lot Chantale!

HAHA!! Their drowsy looks cracked me up, thanks Lia! Every morning, my kid and I just have a drowsy look like that. I sure will remember the cute and funny face every morning so that I can stay wide awake lol!
Congrats on the BOMB. :D

@babykins : Thanks a lot Izumi for your sweet comment!

I have to go through the same thing too every morning. My son can't wake up but he always refused to sleep early at night.

What cute little sleepy bears! Love the little red nose on them!

My boy is like Angeleyes's son, refuse to sleep early (-_-).

These dozing off bears are like me now, feeling so sleepy after one day off from work.....

@Angeleyes : Thanks a lot Alice! My kids go to bed at 7PM for school days but on the weekend they are allowed to go to bed around 9PM, that is why they are having little problem to wake up on Monday morning :)

@Vanessa : Perhaps your boy still taking a nap? Sometimes that makes them can't sleep earlier during the night time. Thanks a lot Vanessa for your comment!

Heehee these guys are so cute, they look so sleepy! :)

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan!

No more afternoon nap, but I will force him to take a nap if I have plan on that night (^.^)

haha these mice/bears DO look sleepy, so cute! what are the jelly ball noses? i've never seen that in my market - are they sweet, or savory (maybe tomato or chili with gelatin)?

this is what i look like when i wake up in the morning!

@megan : Thanks a lot Megan! Jelly balls sold in the pack, they are sweet. I will take the picture next time to share it with everyone here :)