Thursday, December 3, 2015

Reasons 2B Cheerful When You Turn Seven

1. DD's school have made a herb garden on an old previously plain wall. It makes me happy every time I see it. I'm hoping we will be able to use some of the herbs when they've grown.

2. Make it a Habit has lasted six weeks for me and I've lost a steady 2lbs a week making it 12lbs in total. 

3. It's DD's birthday tomorrow. There'll be two parties, one at school in the morning and one at home in the afternoon. The school party is just a cake, a present for the classroom (ususally a book) and a small activity for the children to do. When I say small, I mean really small - last week they had had a photocopied wordsearch of words about the birthday boy. 

I'm no baker so the birthday cake for school went like this: 

First go shopping

Next unwrap the cakes and place them in a baking tray

Finally cover with a sugar glaze and decorate with marshmellows and sprinkles
(I made the sugar glaze myself out of icing sugar and water and DD didn't want the M&Ms on it)
The activity is a bookmark for each child to colour in, with their name on it in Hebrew and English. 

Cut strips of card, write the names and punch a hole in each card

Make tassles from leftover crochet cotton wrapped round a Pink Level Reader

They came out very nicely I think
For the party at home we'll be having lunch followed by fancy [shop bought] doughnuts instead of cake and each of the five children and five mothers will get plain bookmarks (tassles but no names) to decorate with stickers and colours in order to make Hanuka presents for themselves and whoever else they want to make for. 

I'm feeling pretty cheerful about all this and linking up to R2BC over at Lakes Single Mum.


  1. I love those party ideas such simple fun things they will love, That herb wall is fabulous too

    1. I have to say, I'm pretty proud of the bookmarks. The cake not so much but it does the job. They also have their Hanuka party tomorrow so there'll be doughnuts too.

  2. I bookmarked your post for bookmarking new updated things. I liked your post. This is my first visit to your blog. It was great experience while reading your blog. Thank you so much.

  3. Well done on the weight loss, and a very Happy Birthday to your DD xx

  4. I hope it was an awesome day, and that's a fab idea for a little activity, may pinch that! Love the herb garden idea, I actually love your child's school a little but x