Thursday, 28 May 2009

on a thursday :: roses and cakes

this vase is right beside where we walk past, i bend down many times a day to inhale the intoxicating perfume.sylve, my sister, who gave the flowers to me for my birthday, saw them today and said that even though they haven't lasted a long time, they were worth it.
the roses have started dropping their petals.
the girl bent to pick these petals up, at the same time that i reached for the camera to take photos. sometimes still life that i see gets caught up in the flurry and movement of life. can't be helped.
yesterday the boy made some muffins / cup cakes / baby cakes.
at the age of 4.5, he is already a very talented and intuitive cook. he does lean towards sweet things, though he often makes great savoury snacks.
he collects everything needed to make the cakes. remembers the general guidelines and ingredients. pours in a little milk and some cocoa, with sultanas and berries, sometimes coconut, and flour. spoons them into the little cases. and we put them in the oven for him.i am slowly trying to teach him to clean up when he is finished.these were a little tough and chewy. when i said that perhaps it was because he had put the flour in first and mixed it too much, he said 'i didn't know', as if a 4.5yr old should know things like that. but i think next time he will know that.

take notice - if you don't feel your children afternoon tea in time, they will make it themselves! some days i only have to make dinner around here.


  1. hey ellie! i can just imagine how those roses smell . . . mmmmmmm. and the pitcher you have them in - with the chickens on it! it is so wonderful! my mom collects chickens - so i always have my eye out for neat chicken things - i really like your pitcher! and your boy - that's really awesome that he likes to bake! my kiddos are pretty self-sufficient, too, and isn't that nice?

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  2. love all of the pictures. i have peonies that are suddenly dropping their petals as well. why can't they last forever? hope you had a wonderful day! xoxo




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