Monday, 17 September 2012

Mary-Jane's First Go At Rolling Pastry

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!


paula said...

She is just so darned cute . . little momma's helper she is!

CarpeDyem said...

Her cuteness is off the scale! She loves to help Mommy, or help anyone. She's a good little girl x