Hello everyone. I've been missing for quite some time, hands full with so much to do - shopping, cleaning, baking, etc etc. I believe it's been the same for most of you. But the sad thing is, the house doesn't even look anywhere near tidy.
Well, first of all, to those who remember, princess went on her first sleepover at L & R's on Thursday. Boy, was I glad to get her off my hands for a day. Haha. Surprisingly, though, it was hubs who was missing her. He was asking, 'did they call?', 'did you call them?'. And I told him that it won't be the first and last time that she'll want to go there. His reply was, 'we'll see...'. Hehehe.
Thank you very much, to L & R and the boys, for a wonderful sleepover for princess. She had the most wonderful time. I know I can trust them to treat her well, like their own daughter. Sad thing is she now wants to go live with them. *sob sob*
I know she is a handful and I'm glad they managed to handle her. Bet they couldn't wait to return her either hahaha. She didn't want to go to sleep at night till ko ko R had to read her a story, and as it was 11.30pm, he didn't want to read to her some long story, so he had to pick out one of his composition pages or something. Haha. Poor R1. And thank you, dear, for being such a good ko ko to her. He is such a dear boy, very well-behaved, polite, and loveable. You did a great job raising him, L & R. You should be so proud.
Princess had a fantastic time going shopping; to the park to ride the scooter, etc. And basically, just enjoying the fun time with the 2 boys. I also heard that little R was stuck to her like glue and poor boy missed his naps while she was there. He didn't want to miss out on anything. And how do you explain to a little 2-yr-old that she'll still be there in the morning when he wakes? Haha.
L got this packet of Disney Princess pasta (how lovely), and also a chocolate-coated cornflakes pie thingy from Da Paolo. I'm sure it has some fanciful name, haha, but I don't know what that is. It's nice.
A spot of Christmas baking...
From right, we have shaped cookies, peppermint meringues, and White Christmas (this is an Australian recipe made with rice crispies, dessicated coconut, raisins & Copha)
A little gift of a gingerbread man from B for princess. Thanks much.
For the Christmas party at school today, I had wanted to make little donuts (which failed), then second choice was cupcakes (too tired and lazy), and at the last minute when desperate, I remembered that I had Konnyaku jelly mix (hurray!). Made use of the little microwave cake moulds from HKG as jelly moulds. How cute.
To everyone out there, have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year.
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