The snail was a surprise and he refused to eat it at school. He said it was too cute to eat and insisted that I had to get a picture first.
The turtle I took a picture of beforehand and informed him of that so he would eat his lunch.
They aren't the most perfect little things but he loves when they show up in his lunchbox. It serves as a reminder to me that I should make more of an effort to do little things every day for him. An extra story at bedtime, extra cuddle time, fun shapes at lunch, stop what I'm doing and really listen even when there are 15 things to get done. We forget sometimes that kids don't need grand gestures to show that they are loved, respected, appreciated. They just need little moments here and there and simple little surprises to brighten their day.