Friday, 25 June 2010

Where has my baby gone??

My son is sadly the last of the sunflower seedlings, he is now seven months old and time has flown by. I am always so grateful that he is a strong, happy and healthy baby. This afternoon I was thrilled when he sat up on his own. This evening we where sat in the lounge when he crawled, I was amazed. Arrrr, where are those stair gates??? What a clever boy, two milestones in one day. I wish that he would slow down a tiny bit, just to give me time to enjoy the rest of this precious first year.

This is him an hour or so after he was born, by emergency c-section weighting 9lb 2oz.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Elderflower Cordial

Yesterday I spent a fun few hours collecting Elderflower with one of my ishy friends, this included lots of chatting, tea and homemade cake.

Last year we followed the Cordial recipe on the This is a fab site full of useful info, with a forum full of very helpful people. I have learn't so much from them including how to make bread confidently, and lots of help with keeping my chickens.

However this year we made it up as we went along. We borrowed a huge industrial catering pan and filled it half up with water, adding sugar, juicing some lemons and oranges and adding. Boiling all of this up, then adding your Elderflower heads, leave for 48hours. Then strain through a muslin and bottle. I then put the bottles in a hot water bath and boiled for 5 mins, hopefully that will preserve the cordial for about a year.
My eldest is converting her friends to what she calls Princess Bubble Juice. She even took some into her reception class as they have been learning about flowers.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Father's Day and Firsts

Today has been a day of firsts here at the Sunflower Gal house.

Our eldest daughter lost her first tooth, she was so excited at the thought that the tooth fairy will visit tonight. Yesterday I bought felt to make her a little bag to put the tooth in, but it beat me to it.

Our other daughter did her first wee on the potty, Daddy and I where so proud as this has been a long time coming.

Our baby son was seven months old yesterday, so today was his first Father's Day.

Happy fifth Father's Day babe, your a wonderful daddy to the tribe xxx