Sunday, 28 April 2013
We had lots of running around and thwacking but we also had our Darth cake that Phin and Mini helped to bake.
Three different cakes moulds (a Darth head via amazon, two square tins) and lots and lots of food colouring (jane Asher sells the best).
The inside was a buttermilk poundloaf recipe from Hummingbird with tons of red food colouring (I loved the idea of a bloody cake) and then slathered in black cream cheese frosting, glitter and silver bobbles. Look what happens though when u eat it!
Thursday, 25 April 2013
|I picked up this blue and white printed playsuit and African inspired pleated sundress for Mini.|
|I love the amazing origami animals that not only appear in the advertising campaign but also on the shop floor bringing the urban jungle to life|
|Mini couldn't wait to put on her playsuit as soon as i got home|
|And her new green Stella McCartney wellies that i picked up for £10 at the sample sale today. (run down to the musics rooms on south molton lane, london w1 on fri 26th to catch the last day)|
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
And then after a burger lunch Mini went off to gymnastics while Phin and I saw the Croods. But what really got us excited was the giant yellow robot side kick in the foyer from Despicable Me 2. We are obsessed! Can't wait for end if June.
On Saturday I couldn't help myself. Minis hair is getting so long I'm able to do some great hairstyles. And although her hair is just gorgeous when left to its own devices with its beautiful ringlet curls I loved plaiting it and putting on top of her head with a giant bow a la Heidi. Yum.
Monday, 22 April 2013
|Mini squealed with delight and declared she needed to wear them everyday from now on. They look just perfect with her floral skirt from Maan and her canary yellow baseball T from Stella McCartney and of course her big side plait and matching bow.|
|They work wonderfully with a batman cape too.|
|And all our pretty daffs are out|
Monday, 15 April 2013
|Luckily Mini had her best friend India aka Indie Pops on hand to guide her through her first class. Indie is a dab hand at doing tipie toes and holding out her skirt and she showed Mini exactly how to do the required parallel and first position steps|
|look at that tush|
|My ballet teacher may have likened me to an elephant but Mini was all grace and light movement. Here Mini is all kitted out in her perfect pale pink leotard, gauzy skirt, tights and ballet slippers.|
|well done you two!|
Saturday, 13 April 2013
These guys want to do anything but go shopping with mama and papa on a rainy Saturday. Especially furniture shopping.
Whilst we tried to source lamps and bedside tables for ibiza, Phin and Mini were running amok, road testing some vintage furniture.
Phin was in his citrus yellow cashmere sweater and chambray shirt from JCrew whilst mini's yellow Gap jeans added a much needed dose of sunshine. Her blue polka blouse is from Caramel and her liberty print plimsoles are from Bensimon but the best was being able to plait her hair and adding two matching bows at the end.
Monday, 8 April 2013
My two just love the CBeebies show Octonauts and what could be better than getting up close to the best sea dwelling mammal ever!
Mini got to give Central a kiss and a hug so we all followed suit. I tell you she's a great kisser 💋🐬
Sunday, 7 April 2013
Then there was the whole school of Spotted Moray Eels and the ever graceful giant manta rays.