One of the things I love doing with Alice, is baking. It's such a fun, relatively simple activity that we can do together and she can really get involved in. She loves mixing and cracking the eggs into the bowl. I think it's great when the cakes come out the oven and she can see that her hard work has created something yummy that she loves.
The other day we attempted to make cake pops. You may have seen it on my vlog! It was a complete disaster, but great fun to try. I think we make the balls of mixture slightly too big so that they just slid off the sticks! But that's the thing about baking, it's all about practice and just experimenting with recipes. Let me tell you, they tasted pretty amazing.
Our oven is a little old fashioned and we have a door which insists on getting stuck shut just when the food is ready to come out! In an ideal kitchen, we would have a beautiful oven from The Range, a centre island and plenty of storage for keeping our baking equipment in. I literally can not wait to buy a house and design the kitchen exactly as I want it. And fingers crossed that dream will be a reality sooner rather than later!
Have you ever made cake pops before? How did they come out? (I'm guessing better than the picture above!!)
He is a big boy now, always lifting his head up and grabbing toys. He smiles all the time and loves tummy time too. He likes sticking his tongue out and blowing raspberries, and of course he loves his milk! He is drinking much better now, taking between 4-6 oz in one feed and going about 3 hours in between them. He gets tired after only an hour and a half of being awake, but prefers 45 minutes cat naps to long sleeps. Except at night time when he will keep his eyes closed, even when he wakes for a feed!
He is going down to bed between 6 and 7pm and then feeding every 3 hours all night long, though sometimes he wont actually take very much milk. Sometimes if I'm lucky he will sleep in till 7 in the mornings, and sometimes he's up at about 5 ready to play! The time change certainly hasn't helped things either.
Alice and Thomas are getting on well. Alice wont have a bath unless baby brother is in there too, which is very sweet and a little stressful as she insists on helping me clean him! She is always telling me when he's crying and yelling "milk milk! Milk for baby!" which is obviously very helpful :)
I am starting to get used to having two children now! I'm learning to start getting ready 2 hours before we have to be anywhere and am learning the tricks of keeping one amused while I sort out the other! We are still always about an hour late anywhere!