Creative Masks

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Here are a few masks Nanny made for Max whilst at work.

She tends to use colours of the Jamaican flag (black, yellow and green), as this is where my side of the family originates from.

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Max’s favourite one. Maybe because it was the first one he received.

Don’t you think they all look a little… scary?!

Gordon’s Great Escape

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You may think being a balloon is all about parties and floating about. But have you ever thought about how dangerous and adventurous a balloon’s life can be?

You haven’t?

Then it’s high time you met Gordon.

Blessed, Blessed, Blessed!

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A few weeks ago, Max and I were unwell with colds, so I had to take him out of preschool for three days, Wednesday to Friday.

On the Friday, I decided to take him to Church for Mass, as it only lasts for half an hour so he wouldn’t be out for too long, plus he wanted to go out for some air. Of course, Teddy had to come long.

Anyway, once we got to the doors, he made a little fuss about going inside, but I explained to him that he should not worry. After managing to convince him to enter, he became scared, as there are a few hobbit sized doors – one of which was open. He didn’t want to pass it, but we had to, to get to the right Chapel. I must admit, in all the time I have been attending, I’ve never seen the doors open, so was a little freaked out myself!

Once in the Chapel, Mass commenced and the time for Offering came. Personally, when I approach the Priest/Father/Mother, I bow my head indicating I would like to be blessed, rather than take the ‘body’ and the ‘blood’ of Christ. Children are obviously given blessings with the ‘mark’ of the cross on their foreheads. Once Father Robert had done so to Max, he turned to me and smiled, but warned me not to touch his forehead. He wanted to go home and have a look at it.

I explained to him there were no markings, whereby he told me off and stated that Father Robert had marked his forehead with a pen! I really tried not to laugh, but failed miserably!

Once home, he looked in the mirror, smiling to himself. I’m not sure what he thought he saw, but I didn’t see it! As he made his way upstairs, he suddenly stopped, and our conversation went like this:

Max: “He forgot to bless Teddy!”

Me: “Oh, I’m sorry, Bubba, maybe next time.”

Max: “No, we have to go back now!”

Me: “we can’t, Mass is now over, and everyone has gone home.”

Max: “But mummy…!”

Me: “Bubba, everyone has gone home.”

Max then decides he can do the blessing himself. Poking Teddy on the forehead three times, each time, he said aloud:

Max: “Blessed, blessed, blessed!”

He then turns to me and says:

Max: “It’s done now mummy!”

Then runs off to do his own thing.

What could I possibly say to that? I wonder… Is there a Father Maximus in the making after all this time thinking he would be Chef Maximus?!

Croissants

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Another easy Jus Rol product for children to help with.

Little helper, Maximus along with Teddy .

Oven cook (From Chilled): Preheat the oven at 200°C (180°C fan assisted ovens) / Gas Mark 6.
Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
1. Pull the red corner of the label around the can.
2. The can will pop open.
3. Unroll the dough and use a knife to separate the triangles by cutting along the perforated line..
4. From the base of the triangle, roll the dough up to the narrow point to form croissants.
5. Place on lined baking tray (with the narrow point tucked under the base of the croissant) approx. 5cm apart.
6. Glaze with egg wash or milk for a golden brown and flaky finish.
7. Place on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Best served fresh and warm from the oven!

Preparation instructions from www.tesco.com

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Although they were not very flaky, they were tasty!

Go Go Power Rangers!

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Max has become such a fan of Power Rangers. Dino (Super) Charge to be more specific. Here he is admiring the ‘morpher’ and his favourite ranger, Tyler.

He has now has the green ranger (Riley), and I have the blue one (Koda) ready to give to him for good behaviour.

It’s amazing how quickly children go from one thing to the next. Just a couple of months ago, it was all about PAW PAtrol.

Time really does fly. Max has gotten so big, it has left me wondering where the time has gone.

Roses are Red…

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My four year old son received a rose for Valentine’s Day!

Have a wonderful day everyone!