Ok, I have also done something else than baking (though a friend of mine didn’t believe this). One day I managed to do some polishing to my nails! No fancy artwork, just stickers…
Btw, after I had just finished these, a door bell rang (I hadn’t yet done a sign forbidding people to ring our bell when the kids are sleeping) and a guy advertising windows (wtf) introduced himself and grabbed my hand for a shake… Bye bye nice polish and welcome cranky son who woke up in the middle of his nap… Thanks a lot!
After that I made the sign (which I now tend to forget on the door…) and tried to repair the damage. Obviously my son was already awake so I had to put some nail stickers for him too (he wanted some polish too but I said no to that).
I used Essie grow stronger as a base, added Lumene groovy (mini nail polish) and Flomar supershine U01 (cannot see it but it has some glitter), and on top Orly sec’n dry. Also added some random nail stickers.
Even now when our baby girl is four months old, I’m (positively) surprised every time I put her to sleep in her crib. Almost every time she falls asleep on her own and doesn’t need anything. She can “talk” to her hanging toys for even 20 minutes, and then start to sleep! Also, during nights (22-07) she wakes up to eat only 2-3 times. She doesn’t sleep more than 2 hours (usually 1-1,5 h) during the days, but then again she doesn’t socialize during nights, which is my priority.
Our boy was a bad sleeper until he was a bit over one year old. He woke up 5-10 times a night and didn’t fall asleep on his own, ever.
Partly I can blame only myself, I believe I responded too much and too quickly on his noises. He went to his own room already when he was about 7 months old because he woke up every time we went to sleep or got up and I woke up to every sound he made. Now he sleeps whole night without waking up (or even if he does, no action is needed) from about 20 to 06, and day naps about from 13 to 15, sometimes even to 16.
By the way, sleeping child IS one of the most beautiful sights in the world! It usually means that at least for a while it’s silent and peace…
There are also few other things I’ve noticed are different between the kids. She cried a lot, now it’s not so bad anymore. Nothing helps but to wait. I don’t remember him crying so much when he was a baby, and if he did, there was always a reason for the cry. Then again, she talks more and started earlier than he did. And he moved around earlier than she. She wants to socialize and see what’s around, he wanted to see mommy.
Interesting all these differences between the kids!
After the cookies I tried the cupcakes (mainly because I wanted to decorate them) from the previously mentioned magazine. I finished them just before we were having a (table-top) RPG day with the guys, and even though the cupcakes were too sweet for my taste, the guys finished most of them.
For the butterflies I used marshmallow fondant made with strawberry powdered sugar.
I have baked cookies before years and years ago, and once about three years back. For some reason I decided to do really laborious cookies and ended up thinking that cookies are too time consuming to make. Then I stayed on baking muffins and cheese cakes.
Recently a new baking magazine was published in Finland and my mom bought me the first issue. There was this easy cookie recipe and I tried it with my son, successfully (he too loved baking (i.e. eating the dough) them). Icing the cookies wasn’t so easy, so I sent my boys to do some shopping and quickly (while the smallest one was sleeping her one hour nap) did my first royal icings.
It was fun!
Too bad that the cookies didn’t last for long, after they had dried, I packed them in a nice box (so I could just put it straight to a coffee table when needed) and opened the cupboard I was going to put them in. A spaghetti bag dropped, right on the cookies, and I dropped the box upside down. For a while I looked at the smashed cookies and eventually just collected them on another box, hid them from guests and have been feeding those crumbles to my son.
I’m a mom of two (boy born 2/2011 and girl born 12/2012), a wife (together since 2005, married since 2010) and a scientist (a cell biologist, M.Sc., trying to finish a thesis for licenciate).
This blog is basically a diary for me. I love to bake and polish my nails, though at the moment I don’t have much time to do either of these. Luckily my son loves baking (eating the dough) too, so this has become our “thing”.
At the moment I’m at home with the kids (maternity leave). We just moved to a new house too, so organizing and decorating the house is one of my ongoing projects. Oh, and we also have two cats.
Let’s see what comes up with this blog! Welcome!