Ah yes, it’s one of my “technically terrible but very meaningful to me so I’m going to post it anyway” photos.
We had a rare and all too fleeting visit at the weekend from various sisters and their frankly gorgeous offspring. On Sunday morning, while his mum was having a peaceful shower (although thinking about it, her elder might have been with her so maybe not that peaceful) I introduced nephew D to the self-portrait facility on my phone. He was very taken (and yes, that is his finger you can see in the foreground, not mine). Somewhat unsurprisingly to all who know him, his cousin, the boy, decided to join in.
It is very important to consider your ice-cream, particularly where the next drip will be, before just diving in.
It must be summer now. We’re eating outside and there’s white wine and lager involved. The boy’s even taken his top off – he’s very ambitious when it comes to summer time.
Today it was the girl’s turn to have her new bed put together (the boy‘s having been done just over a week ago).
She was thrilled to be able to help by holding the screws in the bed base down, to stop them rotating while the husb locked them in place by screwing up from below. I think she feels a certain ownership of her bed now, having been involved in the construction process.
I took this using the little Canon point and shoot – judging by the general fuzziness of this picture, I’d say I’m more than a little out of practise.
We had our once a year big bbq for friends and family today. The weather was rotten but the company was fab.
Unfortunately a few people couldn’t make it, including Aunty D, Uncle P and lovely Cousin W (lovely Cousin W is poorly – get well soon!).
Aunty D asked for pics, and these are definitely the best of the bunch. Two of my sisters with their youngest – between the 3 of us there are 7 children but this is the first time any of us have had littlies at the same time.
He has an alarming tendency towards bumping his eyes. This time on another child’s head. Apparently the other child was completely unharmed. I’m pleased for him, but slightly bemused that the bump seems to be so one-sided.
I hadn’t realised just how cakey we were going to be this week.
As well as an impressive bump on his forehead, the boy bought home some cakes he’d made at school today.
A few weeks ago his teacher, very bravely (I think), set up a cookery table. She put on the table the ingredients to make fairy cakes and some instructions (whether written or pictorial I’m not sure) and sent a small group of children to go and make cakes without adult supervision, until the hot oven bit and then an adult took over. The first couple of cakes the boy bought home that he’d made were interesting but just about edible. He is now regularly bringing home lovely cakes that he’s made just with a couple of his friends, not a teacher or other adult in sight.
I am so impressed. Not just with the boy and his cooking skills, but also with the teacher for having the vision to set it up. She has given those children so much more than just the ability to make cakes. She is most definitely on my list of positive role models in my new career.
I must find out what inspired her to give them mint flavouring and green food colouring today.
It’s all about the cake this week!
It causes immense excitement in this house when there are new Bakin Boys products to be had.
Manky bananas, there is only one thing to do.
Yup, banana bread with raisins.