Something old and something new! New to us were these sweet making kits which we got from Japan. They're a bit obsessed with all things Japanese so they seemed like fun, and actually they were brilliant... no help required, no mess and the end product actually tasted good!
They first had to make coloured sugar, by making the primary colours and then mixing as much they wanted to create secondary etc.
Then they had a 'special' powder which they put inside the moulds, and coloured with the dyes they had made.
Leave them alone for a bit and some back to jelly sweets!
Because it is summer, we have of course been back to the ice boxes I always make for emergency cool done situations. This year as they all feel so much older, hiding inside the ice is a pound coin... enough ice boxes with then mean a walk to the toy shop so they can choose what they want.
Ayla is so cute with new things to touch. She's very cautious and tentative.
And naturally wants to see everyone's before her own!
We've had first steps this week. She does it when she doesn't realise and only one step before she goes back to speed crawling to get wherever she needs to go. So fast it all happens.
Hopefully this video works for you. She loves her glasses, blowing kisses and her head nodding to say yes or dance is too sweet.