Benjamin just loves the new stools I bought last weekend. He can’t get enough of sitting up at the bench and helping me cook. Here he is chopping the carrots for dinner. Apparently I didn’t chop them small enough! That is blunt cheese knife Ben is using – it has to be hard work!!
Last weekend Ben and I made Daddy some Kiwi Crisps….. his favorite biscuits. They are a family recipe from his Mum, Jude. Ben had an absolute ball helping. Especially when I let him open the blocks of chocolate and break it into pieces. He nibbled away on any pieces that didn’t break into exact squares. I suggested to him a number of times that maybe he should stop eating the chocolate but he insisted that they had to be the correct shape and he just needed to nibble a little bit!!
They are just so good I have to share the recipe.
KIWI CRISPS (A secret family recipe….. shhh)
2 tablespoon condensed milk
280g of flour
1 block of dark chocolate
1. Cream together butter & sugar
2. Add milk, flour & chocolate
3. Roll into small balls and flatten slightly with fork
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180c
These taste even better when shared with family and friends oxo
(Thanks to Claire who continually provides me with the recipe as I misplace it a lot!)
Joseph and Baby Tom reporting – ‘STILL no eggs…… just poo!!’
Where does it come from? Where do little boys develop their love of all things Superhero? Ben has never watched Superman, Spiderman or similar hero films but had developed a passion for Superheroes. Hugo received a cape for his second birthday. Ben fell in love with it. At Hugo’s party Ben took turns with it all afternoon. I thought I would delight Ben with his very own cape just like his cousins. He loves it but is a little disappointed he can’t really fly!
I’m not sure what I find more adorable, Ben singing, Andrew dancing or Bonnie joining in! Please excuse my videoing skills.
It was with much excitement Ben (and his Mum and Dad) journeyed to the Gold Coast for Hugo’s second birthday. Children’s birthdays remind me of all the excitement of childhood. Hugo’s day was filled with presents, bubbles, running, superheroes, swings, kisses, cuddles, cake, cheezels, friends and family. Ben had an amazing time playing with Hugo and Oliver, especially helping with the presents (sometimes a little tooo forcefully!). Hugo is such an amazing little man with so many people who love and care for him. It was our pleasure to be part of his special day xoxo.