So, this is probably the least technical recipe I’ll ever post so much so that there isn’t any measurements or specific ingredients as you can literally use anything. In this instance I’ve used ready brek with water and strawberries and apple as the fruit as it’s what Isla had left over from her snack this afternoon. To further prove easiness I made these on the coffee table with Isla as it’s pretty hard to go wrong which is why I love this recipe. It’s perfect to get toddlers interested in baking as they enjoy mixing and adding the fruit.
So as part of a new feature on my blog I decided I’d quite like to pop a little post about the creative activities me and Isla do together. Not sure whether its of any interest but I’d quite like to have them as little memories to look back on as Isla gets older. It will also be nice to see how her creativity improves over time and what activities I’d like to repeat again.
Transitioning from an infant to a toddler is anything but a smooth and painless transition (I’m sure you’d agree?). Despite this toddlerhood still manages to creep up and bite you in the ass and before you know it your once happy to play alone infant needs something to do. I’m sure this happens at all different ages but for us its happened quite recently. Isla is 17 months old now and I’d say over the past month she’s needed a good activity or task to put her mind to rather than just playing on her own.
- 3 bananas (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds
- 25g caster sugar*
- 200g wholemeal self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- Milk (we use soya but any milk can be used)
“Raising the future” Something as parents we see and hear all the time. We have the ‘mama-merch’ and tell each other how much of a good job we’re doing and its great that we have that support, that solidarity.
One of the biggest parts of the everyday in our house is food. I’m lucky in that Isla is a brilliant eater but with a good eater comes the struggle of having healthy homemade food and snacks ready five or six times per day. I’ve pretty much got it down to a tee now (took me long enough) and now don’t rely at all on convenience foods or toddler snacks. I thought it would be interesting to do a few examples on what Isla eats and I might include some recipes for the healthy snacks that her dad makes for her.
So here it is, the grand finale, the event I looked forward to for 7 whole months. I had such high expectations for Geronimo and I can honestly say it was everything I had hoped for and more. I’ll be 100% going back next year as I know Isla enjoyed it as much as I did. It is an amazing experience to look back on and will remain one of my favourite memories for years to come as it was time spent with amazing friends.
Part Two of the my Three part Geronimo Festival post is all about travelling. Since moving further away from friends and family we’ve traveled back and forth between cities several times and I’ve learned a few possibly helpful tips along the way.