Look at my sweet girls. Walking to school together for the first time with their new bigger sister. Oh she was so excited this morning when she realised that she was going to be starting school for real today. I have never seen her get ready so quickly before! May that continue. Nana and Papa also came to take photos of the three school girls.
She seemed to settle into school after a few minutes of me being in the class with her. Her teacher was more concerned about the fact she knew no one in her the class, than me. I know she'll be just fine, she's good like that.
Her party yesterday went well and all the little girls seemed to have a good time. We had lots of lovely colour in the decorations and the food. A note to mothers planning a party for a little one, don't bother about fruit, they don't eat it - at all! Stick to rubbish food, it's a winner every time.
The cupcakes were lovingly made by my mother. Aren't they wonderful?! They were very popular and some even ate the cake part as well - always a bonus. And my rainbow jellies, which took me the better part of two days to prepare, were happily received but not many were actually eaten. Still, I had a great time making them and I love jelly. I think perhaps the jellies were really made for me!
And the cake? Yes the cake was a huge success. It was a bit of a challenge to get the lid to stay upright but we got there in the end with a bit of pink tack and some patience. The cake was the treasure box at the end of the rainbow.
I did have a wonderful time putting it together. Finding all those pretty lollies at the dairy down the road. Reminiscing about the same old coin sweets I used to buy when I was a school girl. They are so out of date now, but a lovely memory for us oldies. I had fun planting a pretty garden around the edge of the box too.
But the surprise for No.3 was the hidden rainbow. See it peaking out of the centre?
Just perfect. I'm amazed it came out so well. I found the recipe here and decided to give it a go after dear Lululiz suggested how perfect it would be. She was right of course! She always is.
And this is how it's all done. Six yoghurt containers of batter, all in a different colour of the rainbow.
Look how amazing it looks in the cake tin. I made two layers, the other one had the colours in reverse. Not too time consuming really, the prettiness sure made up for any extra work involved.
And of course it was also Mothers Day yesterday. I made my mother a tote bag just before the party. It's amazing what I can do sometimes! And look at this beautiful card No.2 made for me at school. What a thoughtful teacher she has. She's only young herself and not a mum yet. I'm sure these precious cards were all gratefully received.
And have a read of what she wrote if you like. It's so sweet. Thank you Lucy.
And now it's just No.4 and me. I'm sure we are going to have a wonderful time filling in the weeks by ourselves. She starts at afternoon kindy three days a week tomorrow. But Mondays and Fridays are our days. I'm looking forward to them. It's the first time she's had me to herself. How exciting!
Edited to add: I've decided to make a special time each Monday for No.4 and I to do something special together. I'm calling it 'Mummy Mondays' and hopefully there will be photos to show you on Tuesdays, time permitting of course. Tune in tomorrow for the first installment.