A little late due to illness but here is a run down of Little E's June...
Little E has been: gardening
Little E has shown a real interest in gardening now the weather has turned nice. It started with planting the tomato seeds we got free with the ketchup then we were sent a fantastic Little Growers Flower Kit from the lovely people at QVC consisting of a mini greenhouse, containers, seeds and soil. QVC research shows that 90% of us have happy memories of spending time in the garden as children so we need to inspire our kiddies to do the same. Little E has planted her seeds (a variety of flowers including sunflowers) and they are beginning to shoot despite being dramatically over watered! It is a great little kit for kiddies because it all feels very grown up, which they love. Watch this space to see how she gets on with her crop!
Little E has been: baking banana muffins
This has become a regular activity for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are really easy to make. They contain fruit so I can kid myself they are good for her. Husband really likes them so they get eaten. I hate banana so I don't eat them and therefore stay on my diet. If they don't get eaten they freeze really well.
The recipe is super easy:
3 large ripe bananas mashed
1tsp bicarbonate of sofa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
200g plain flour
75g melted butter/margarine
150g caster sugar
- Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees. Place 12 muffin liners into a muffin tin.
- Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and baking powder together and set aside.
- Add the sugar, mashed banana, egg and melted butter together and mix well. Fold in the flour.
- Divide between the 12 muffin cases and bake for approx 30 mins.
Little E has been: running everywhere
Don't get me wrong, she has always loved to run about but over the past few weeks it has become an obsession. She goes out into the garden and runs round and round in circles laughing to herself. At the park she launches herself down the path the second we enter. The energy seems limitless...
Little E has been: playing up at bedtime
Bedtime has been rather traumatic this month. The combination of the sunny evenings and the heat have resulted in a hyperactive, fidgety child who refuses to settle down to sleep. Most nights it is gone 9pm before we can settle her making our evening exhausting with no time to ourselves. The baby is easier to settle!!!!
Little E has been: having a makeover
I finally gave in and painted Little E's nails. She has been asking me for months and I've been resisting but as a special treat for the weekend sleepover at her Auntie's she got bright pink polish. The fingers only lasted half a day as the Polish was removed for bad behaviour before she even got to the sleepover but the toes have lasted. I'm not entirely sure if I'm ok with it as it seems very grown up but as a special treat now and then it can't hurt. Just another way she wants to be like Mummy.
We were sent the Little Growers Flower Kit free of charge but all opinions are our own.