Another first yesterday! I was making a quiche, rolling out the pastry - bought pastry, I'm not very good with pastry. Mary-Jane was having a run around. I asked her if she wanted to help. She was straight in, enjoying and learning. It was her first go at rolling anything out. A precious few moments.
She soon got the hang of it, but thought the flour dredger was more fun - a more instant thing!
I shall get my little assistant to help me more in the kitchen. She loves being in the kitchen, and the garden.
HK and I took Mary-Jane for her two year check up today with the Community Nursery Nurse. She was very happy with Mary-Jane's progress, and said her speach was 'absolutely excellent'! She is tall and in proportion. I am so proud of her.
We also went into the tat shop in Egremont. I found a childs pink dressing table with chair, half price - £3. Needless to say it is in the back of the car, waiting for a wipe down and for me to make some space in MJ's room. I have started a mass clear out of MJ's things. Gone are all clothes that don't fit her anymore - three big black bin liners full were taken to the tat shop. I still have equipment to go through. And toys. I have been trying to put that one off, but we have so little space, and this is getting smaller, that practicalities mean that we must. I don't think I will be overly ruthless, but the amount of toys she has is huge.
I also had a good find in the shop, a book - Sarah Don's The Art of Shetland Lace. There is some gorgeous things in there.
Sugarcraft Classes start again tomorrow evening. I need to soort everything out and re-fill my barrow with all the stuff needed. That will get me in the mood for things even more! Also tomorrow afternoon, I am meeting up with friends to celebrate a birthday, a busy day in store. I am looking forward to some relaxing days, after last week, I'm jiggered!