Our little bumble bee Elidi is just over three months old. Every day we are enjoying her gorgeous personality unfold just a little more. She is loved very dearly by her sister, who cannot wait for her to grow big enough to play with - KB is ever so patient regarding the importance of Es sleep "Babies are like bread Mum, they need to rest to grow". In the meantime, KB gives her lots of cuddles, joins her into her imaginary play and reads and sings to her. E loves every minute of this. I do so love watching the love they already have for each other. After KB's day out with her grandparents they both love seeing one another again. E searches with her eyes and head for her sister upon hearing her, and KB always greets her with a big kiss and cuddle before Mummy these days!
It is a real pleasure to watch a special relationship grow.
On the note of resting.... it seems I have rested a lot from posting...it's not that I don't have a lot to post about...quite the opposite really as I have a lot. What I don't have so much of is hands free time!!
I have been busy getting back on track with preparing wholesome food for our family therefore doing much less of the "just add" stuff as we did to get by with the arrival of E. This has involved using the great meal planning idea from Madeline at ecoMILF, as well as recipes from her blog and Emma at My Darling Lemon Thyme.
And I am on target to reach my goal of at least 80% of our Christmas gifts being handmade. So we have been using natural dyes, making solar infusions, quilting and sewing up a storm. I cannot wait to share these and our family advent calendar. Here's a peek...
My man has been working longer hours too, and these will increase as the school term comes to an end. This means I really need to pace my self and rest too. So here I am resting and so I shall leave you to rest more with my next goal of posting at least twice a week from now on xx
With all the strawberries about.... you really must give this delish tart a go. I did in the weekend and we all loved it to pieces.
|Photo borrowed from My Darling Lemon Thyme blog to tantilise your taste buds in the hope you will visit Em and gives this a go!|