Monday, 20 February 2012

A Lesson In Sharing

I had to share my best friend over the weekend. Can you believe it?! It took all the self control I contained not to stomp my feet and shout, 'She's here to see me, me, me! My friend!' But I managed, because I tossed the girls unceremoniously into school again today and 'my time' started. And will continue into next weekend as I am running away from home for a couple of nights to extend the girlie time as much as possible. My girls are not impressed that they aren't invited. I feel no guilt what-so-ever.

Over the weekend they got time with their 'Auntie' Francine doing something that they get to do each time she visits. Learning more about cake decorating. Because she makes cakes professionally and each time she comes over they take on a project together - to produce a magnificent cake covered with as many things as they can possibly make. This is not a less is more situation.

This is the face of a happy child.
I love it!
Deep concentration,
and quiet.
I love that too!
They have produced more than enough sugar craft for several cakes. But that's okay because these things keep fine once they have dried out. Here is a look at a small portion of what they have been making.


Many of these flowers and dragonflies are still to be painted. They can spend hours doing it. Isn't it great?!! And the cake is going to be chocolate. Woohoo! Life is looking pretty good around here. As long as they remember to keep those sugar coated hands off my fabric all will stay happy too.

Susan

27 comments:

  1. Looks like lots of tastey fun. Hope you enjoy getting your friend to yourself this week :)

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  2. I am impressed with your maturity Susan, first the Bramble Patch queue and now sharing your me time! You deserve a girly weekend for all your good behavior ;-)

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  3. Running away sounds like a good plan. I'm sure some wine will also be involved in the time you spend with Auntie Francine as well.

    Love those fondant decorations. I could seriously use a lesson in making those.

    Glad to hear you're all having some fun!

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  4. Wow the girls decorations are impressive. You'll be able to put the girls to use, making the sugar decorations and selling them so that they can earn their keep, lol!

    Running away from home sounds like fun, have a great time!

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  5. Amazing sugarcraft! Looks like Auntie Francine is much loved by all. Enjoy your escape for a few days - you deserve it!

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  6. Have a great girlie time. Di xo

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  7. Sounds like a great plan! As long as Hubby knows and the sticky hands are only on the fabric they already nabbed!

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  8. No wonder she's your bestie - quality girl time AND she keeps the kids quiet and happy!! Sounds great :-)

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  9. Woohoo, sugar high for you guys this week :oD Check of the kids wanting to share her though, I mean, anyone would think you had taught them it was good to share... ;o)

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  10. Good grief, no teeth and no sleep for your girls!

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  11. Run away do but no Thelma and Louise please! Come back safe and sound!

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  12. Well, you can tell your ladies that those sugarcraft goodies look really professional...is Masterchef a career route they have considered?! x

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  13. How fun for all of you to have Francine there to share her talents with you.
    Have fun on your getaway. Take lots of photos!

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  14. haha - enjoy - there's nothing quite like catching up with your bestest friend, especially when you can be in exclusive company...enjoy your girly weekend

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  15. Those cake decorations are stunning! I have a couple of daughters who would enjoy doing that too! Jxo

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  16. Clever girls, those sugar decs look brilliant - enjoy the cake and the time off!!

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  17. Wow they have been busy, that is going to make one (several) very cool cake ;)
    Have a fantastic few days away!

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  18. What a great job and really a cool thing to learn.

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  19. What lovely sugary treats girls, you will have a cake decorating business before you are finished school! :-)

    Enjoy your time with your friend. My bestie lives six hours away, so I ge t how precious the time spent together is. Have fun!

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  20. I`m sure you are picking up some tips along the way. Have a great time with Francine!

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  21. Cake stuff looks fab - I can't wait to see the finished cake. Nothing to do wit the face I've nothing to eat and really craving chocolate!

    Enjoy your girl time!

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  22. God, don't let them eat that lot all a t once - you won't be able to do a thing with them!

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  23. Such fun in your house...and thank goodness for school. Hope you enjoy your week with Francine :o)

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  24. What a great friend, fun and she makes cakes! Enjoy your time with her.

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  25. They look splendid! How marvellous to have a visitor that can entertain the girls - did you squeeze in some sewing time whilst they were busy?!

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  26. mmmm, they look fabulous, well done to the girls! bet you're looking forward to the girlie time away

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