Monthly Archives: August 2011

Making music

Caleb and Grace made some music while he was visiting yesterday.

Fun day

Today Grace, Caleb and I got to spend a morning together which was lots of fun.  We played badminton, had a tea party, decorated marie biscuits, watched some Dora (so I could take a tea break), played the keyboard, read stories and had lunch.  

Making tea for the various ‘friends’ 

Picnic

Decorating Marie Biscuits

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Karen made dinner for us this evening and she had two very keen little helpers in the kitchen.

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Sexy!

While I was busy getting dressed this morning, Donné says to Grace, "Look at your sexy dad." She looks, smiles and goes, "Setsy!" Donné & I couldn't stop laughing, which just encouraged her more, "Setsy! Setsy!"

Isabel’s Birthday Party

Grace eyeing the delicious cupcakes, but only for the marshmallows and smarties!

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Grace in her Zen garden – it seemed to help her settle into the day

Sandpit

People bread recipe

Grace threw all her people into a bowl this morning and started stirring vigorously. When I asked her what she was making, she said People Bread. Here is the recipe.

Place all people in a bowl.

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Stir vigorously…very vigorously…and for a long time.

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Find a new container or bowl and transfer people between bowls using your spoon. Stir vigorously.between transfers.

Transfer people to baking tin. Stir. Transfer back to bowl. Stir. Transfer to baking tin. Stir.

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Cover and let rise.

Repeat until done.

Big girl bed!

Grace got a real bed today! The mattress and base arrived and she is now sleeping in her big bed…really big when compared to her. She has been so super excited since the bed arrived and was absolutely loving lying on it, rolling around, and just enjoying her birdie duvet.

I was a bit worried about whether it would be difficult to get her to sleep tonight, but she did really well. She took a bit longer than usual to go to sleep, but I'm really proud that she managed to figure it out on her own.

We never realised that Bella was withholding information, but Grace had some questions and she was refusing to answer. By the smile on her face my guess is that she has been trained to resist torture. Or alternatively, she got a bit wet due to an accident that Grace had and needed a bath – the plastic bag is to keep her hair dry.

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Grace enjoying some time in her new bed – it even got a thumbs up

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Big girl bed!

Grace got a real bed today! The mattress and base arrived and she is now sleeping in her big bed…really big when compared to her. She has been so super excited since the bed arrived and was absolutely loving lying on it, rolling around, and just enjoying her birdie duvet.

I was a bit worried about whether it would be difficult to get her to sleep tonight, but she did really well. She took a bit longer than usual to go to sleep, but I’m really proud that she managed to figure it out on her own.

We never realised that Bella was withholding information, but Grace had some questions and she was refusing to answer. By the smile on her face my guess is that she has been trained to resist torture. Or alternatively, she got a bit wet due to an accident that Grace had and needed a bath – the plastic bag is to keep her hair dry.

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Grace enjoying some time in her new bed – it even got a thumbs up
Gracebed