Friday, February 18, 2011

May the Force be with you...

...actually, with me, when I'm making cookies with a 13 month old and a 2 1/2 year old. 

The other day, Evie and I wanted to make cookies. We wanted to use some new cookie cutters that were a belated birthday gift to Chonger (that's what Evie knows as here dad's name). We put on our aprons that Mary made us with her amazing seamstress skills and began to pull out the ingredients. 

Eggs - check.
Flour - check.
Baking soda - check.

Butter - ummm...not enough butter. That's okay, we can just make half the recipe.
Sugar - ummm...shoot. Not enough sugar. Sad. We'll have to wait until tomorrow.
Tomorrow came and I ran to our village post office to pick up our missing ingredients. I made the dough and put it in the fridge to chill and then remembered it needed to chill overnight. Oh, well. It was a good lesson for Evie in being patient. She didn't mind too much. The next day came and we pulled Evie's little table into the little kitchen which is our little routine for baking together. We put on our aprons again and got to work rolling the dough and trying out the cookie cutters. Canaan, of course, wanted to be in on the action and had a blast pounding the table, spreading flour around, and sneaking bites of the dough. He learned that from his sister.
We had so much dough that we used our heart cutters from Grandma & Grandpa Chong to make Valentine cookies that are still in the tupperware waiting to be decorated and given to Evie's little friends. Maybe tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I'm a Fairy, I'm a Bee

 Since Evie's been into dressing up more lately, I decided to make her a fairy skirt to wear with her wings. I got inspiration from two blogs that I love (Happy Together and Samster Mommy) and created something that's sort of a mix of the two. I used a scrap of fabric I found in the remnants box for £1, bells from the charity shop and some ribbon that's been floating around our house for years now. I think the silver might even be left over from my wedding 7 years ago!
 As you can see, Evie loved it. She didn't want Canaan to be left out and kept asking if I made him a fairy skirt.
 Instead, we decided to make him a bee and pulled out Evie's Halloween costume.
They had so much fun flying around the house...
...and then decided to get just a little crazy by becoming 
a monkey fairy and a lion-bee.
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