My little girl turned 5 last week! Seems like yesterday that I was desperate to meet my baby girl! I used to dream of what she would look like, what sort of personality she would have and the joy she would bring to my life! This photo was taken 3 weeks before she was born.
When she finally made her arrival I was stunned by that big thick black mane of hair!! For some reason I was expecting a smattering of light brownish blonde hair, instead I was greeted by thick black hair!
I swear she just got cuter and cuter as she got older. Those plump pink lips and adorable blue eyes just had me in the palm of her hand. Here are some of my favourite pictures of Kaitlyn!
On the 17th, my baby girl turned 5!! She started school the same week! She is growing up and there is nothing I can do to stop it, just enjoy the journey! Love this little girl to pieces and she looks so grown up in her uniform!
I even managed to put together a little party for her, courtesy of Pinterest ideas!! I must say that Pinterest is surely a party planners best friend! One of the things I made, that turned out so so pretty was a recipe for candied popcorn! This was super easy:
It consisted of 1 can condensed milk
1 pkt jelly crystals
12 Cups Popped Corn
You warm the condensed milk and jelly crystals in a saucepan, then pour over the popped corn and make sure they are evenly coated. Line a deep baking dish with baking paper and baked onto popped corn for 20 mins, stiring every 5 mins. Oven temp between 100 - 150 degrees Celcius depending on how hot your oven is.
I discovered you had to be extra delicate with oven temperature and sausepan temperature when heating condensed milk with the jelly, but once you got that right, it is super easy to get great results.
I also wanted to create really pretty cupcakes for Kaitlyns cake. It required making pretty icing roses. This is a bit time consuming but produces lovely results. During the creation of these roses ( I needed to make around 35-40 of them) after I had made around 20,I discovered my theiving little 2 year old Ashton was sneakily grabbing them as fast as I could make them and scoffing them down! Saying I was upset is a bit of an understatement! I found a safer spot to put the made roses and continued on my mission! I also made some sweet purple hydrangea flowers by using a Martha Stewart silicone mold. You have to add a good smattering of cornflower to the mold to help prevent sticking.
and finish off the night by singing Happy Birthday! I will admit I was terrified Miss Kaitlyn was going to set her hair on fire with those candles! Thank goodness she didn't, but I am sure she came close to it!
I am pretty sure she had a great time! She has been loving playing with her new toys. It would seem that her new Barbies are her favourite, which is funny since she didn't play with her old Barbies much before the new ones came along! Might just be the interchangable outfits she loves to dress them in!
On the scrapping front, I did a Live With Prima show on the 20th. If you want to see the video, the recording can be found here - Live With Prima - Rondelle Layout
Finally, just a little advert to say I will be teaching at Scrappy Hollow in Melbourne on Tuesday 11th September. Here is a little advert I made up for it with contact details etc if you are in Melbourne and would like to book into my class. Seats are limited.
So that gives you an idea of what I have been up to over the last week or so! Thanks for stopping by and if you are in Melbourne and will be attending my class, I can't wait to see you there!