If we were having coffee, I’d buy everyone a coffee and sit down and wait for you guys to be on time because I am always incredibly early for everything. You’d probably end up having to buy your own coffee anyway because the one I bought you would probably be cold by the time you arrived on time. Or if you’re British and I ordered you a tea you’d probably drink it even though it’s cold because you can’t ever deny a cup of tea.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about how I’ve been super busy this week. I’ve been working on other posts to post during the week so I don’t just post coffee shares, but I’ve been so busy, or so tired from being busy that I haven’t got around to finishing them yet.
My little one and I, and I think from now on I will call her Seren because it means “Star” in Welsh, have been masters of stay at home activities, but we’ve also been out this week too.
We started our week off by baking brownies on Monday morning. I am absolutely hopeless at cooking, but I seem to do okay with baking. Seren and I have been watching The Great British Bake Off and both got a bit inspired from watching it.
Baking and/or cooking are really great activities to do with your kids to encourage them to have a healthy relationship with food, especially baking because it’s so fun and messy. If your child is a picky eater, or going through that phase that all kids go through where they will only eat certain foods, showing them food growing in the wild, and then involving them in the cooking process really helps. In fact, it’s the only thing I did that helped Seren get out of those phases she had. It makes a lot of sense, usually we place food in front of our kids, and tell them they have to eat it without any explanation, but even as adults, we like to know what ingredients the cook used, and how it was cooked.
Anyway, back to the Brownies, we also melted some white chocolate because I thought it would be fun to let her pipe the chocolate over the brownies. Here are some of the completed brownies. So cute!
On Wednesday, we had to go to the Podiatrist to get Seren’s new insoles. She has poor alignment of her leg bones, which means her feet are twisted to compensate. Kids are usually born with this but normally they grow out of it, hence the cute way they walk when they have just learnt to walk and are toddling around, but unfortunately, Seren did not grow out of it, and instead, growth spurts tended to make it worse. Seren falls over a lot tripping over her own feet, and has really bad scars and scar tissue on her knees from continually falling over. A few falls she has suffered have even warranted trips to the hospital. Hopefully the insoles will help her, and they seem to be working already, she is walking a lot better. She likes them because it makes her a little bit taller so she’s almost the same height as me while wearing them. Seren also made me laugh because one of the first things she said was, “I can feel these insoles making me walk more normally, normal feels so weird”. Yes, normal is weird!
We also went to the shops after the appointment and had lunch, I had to try to find some school socks for her to wear, but we couldn’t find any, anywhere! Then near the end of searching stores high and low, I remembered that I had already bought her school socks a few weeks ago! Thanks brain, we walked around the shops in the pouring rain searching for socks we already had!
For the rest of the week we have mostly been doing arts and crafts. Seren really likes My Little Pony at the moment, so our draws have been pony related.
We also started a My Little Pony painting on canvas together, but we haven’t finished it yet! I will definitely post it when we’ve finished it’s looking really cute!
When Seren has been sleeping, I’ve mostly been either exhausted and just watching YouTube or Netflix whilst hanging out with friends online (I actually met someone who worked at BioWare on the Citadel DLC for Mass Effect 3, how cool is that?!) or playing the Battlefield 4 CTE on Xbox One. It’s pretty cool to be able to play the CTE because all the guns and so forth are unlocked, and the night maps are so cool, but a little bit scary! I have been part of the preview program on Xbox One for a while now, and have been eagerly awaiting my CTE invite to be able to play with my friends. We’ve had some great fun hiding in the shadows of the map ready to pounce on unsuspecting victims. It’s quite hard to invite, party and so forth, but as there are only a few servers, it’s easy just to meet on the same server even if we have to be on separate teams.
A friend, Seren and I have also been doing some Minecraft stuff. We were thinking of building a Jurassic World map. My friend is amazing at building 3D models so I think a dinosaur world would look pretty great.
And that is mostly it. I hope you guys have had a great week too, and are having a great weekend. We are now in our last week off before school starts. I imagine that I’ll have more time to post in the week when Seren is back in school, but know that I am working on other stuff to post! 🙂 It’s my drawings mostly, they take forever, I really need to learn how to draw faster!
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