Belle's school timetable has rotated around to Cookery. Well, in MY day it was called cookery - now its called Home and Life skills. Good lord, it flipping cookery ok?!!! All these PC words are driving me round the bend!
She made these in school today but I term the words "she made" very loosely. Because of belle's poor fine motor skills it was suggested she take a packet cake mix :(:( They taste ok but not as fluffy and buttery as the real thing. That aside, she was ecstatic and happy and proud of herself even though she only got to crack the egg and spoon the mixture into the cups. I must admit she practically does the full monty at home almost on her own so I must inform the school she is actually more able than they think. Partly Im pretty steamed about it but partly I appreciate that Belle gets any help going her way. She didn't even get to decorate them in the lesson so when she brought them home, she splatted icing on the top and these delish lil iced gems on top. Im so proud of her interest in baking, I wonder if you have any "Ellie capable" recipes for her to try out?Anyhoo.
Been sorting out photos today - both for clients and in my craft room. Im still shifting stuff about after buying more shelving. The space I have to find is like robbing peter to pay paul and I still have stuff unhoused. I have a LOT of outdated supplies that I cant bear to part with. I hold classes here every Weds and feel certain we will use the outdated stuff with them. I say outdated, I actually mean stuff I can't use for magazine work. You want to know how difficult it is using scrap supplies over 3 months old? It is a flaming nightmare. With mags you have to issue your work 3 months in advance for proofing and editing. You work to a script, its very unlikely you are let loose with an article that you suddenly make up. You select a relatively current line of supplies but at the time the article goes to print, the items are not available anymore and that is what crippling the industry. A constant replenishment of new stocks is good for those after the latest and greatest offering but a bit of a blow for the mags who publish work 3 months later and the line is outdated. I find it incredibly surreal and more often than not, frustrating.
So anyway, back to photos. I hold two photos in my office very dear of my Belle. This one here is both Mark's and my favourite of Belle when she was 2 and a half. We put some goggles on her and she giggled for hours. We were bent over laughing at her giggling as Belle was such a serious baby! This is one of my all time favourites.
This one here is of Belle on a rare visit home when she was hospitalised when she was 6 months old for a good few months.These were some of the darkest days for me as this was the beginning of her problems and being classed as "Failure to thrive" was not on my planned list of mothering. Mark was serving out in Cyprus at the time (also a scarey time as two of his mates got shot by some TurkishThis photo makes light of those dark days - she really was a pretty baby with the most kissable lips (in fact they still are kissy wissy woo woo). My little girl was a complete puzzle to all who met her but after a couple of moments contact, everyone fell in love with her calm nature and curious eyes.