Kit for Kat!

Tag: celebration

Easter 2015
Posted By SLK on Friday, April 10, 2015   { 0 Comment(s) }
I really love the months with long weekends! There is something magical about not having to get up in the morning to get kids ready for school (though having them at home doesn't solve the problem either!) Whatever the reason, I feel there is a general happy feeling in the house when itís a long weekend. This gets even better (especially in cold), when all weekend activities are also closed for the kids. This means more time to relax = more happiness.

Now, Kit is not the kind to relax. She always wants to be doing something (most times with paper). Easter was the perfect opportunity for her to get creative. We donít celebrate Easter in the true fashion. I hide the eggs for Kit to find in the house (Kat has given up on that!) and this year we even decided to paint some eggs (this reminds me that Kit had asked me to take a picture of the painted eggs before I threw them away but I forgot!! Praying to God that she does not rememberÖ)

Easter 2015

Kit decided to give us all a packet for Easter. As you can see in the pictures, each of us got a pack which included an Easter card (like a book with several pages). It was hard work especially if you see the details on the paper flowers (she made the ones with needle designs). She even gave us all a few lines to recite when we got the cardÖ

Easterís here
Itís come at last!
Chocolate, candy
Pass them out!
Peep here
Peep there
Peep everywhere!

Donít ask me what it means but it was great fun when all of us sang it together!

Happy Easter to all those who did celebrate and had fun. We enjoyed our own version of the holiday!
Leave a comment      

Pre Birthday Gifts!
Posted By SLK on Friday, January 30, 2015   { 0 Comment(s) }
Now, hard as it may seem to me to imagine, Kat is actually going to turn 15 next week...yes, that's true!
For the last few years, it been about hair with her - first they had to be at same level (journey from bob to long hair is a LONG one), then they had to be cut every few weeks to avoid split ends and of course, then came the phase where hair had to be straightened every day or so...(we're still stuck in this phase!)

Given all the hair obsession we have in the family, it was no surprise that Kat decided to order 3 different types of hair brushes, combs etc and that package was delivered yesterday from Sephora.

Apart from the hair accessories and other stuff, what makes this package really unique is the fact that this is Kat's birthday gift to herself. The thing is that, every year, Kat wants money for her birthday so she can then spend it the way she wishes. Its a win-win for everyone as it works not to spend hours trying to figure out what would please a teenager and the gift of money never fails to impress:)
birthday gift
So, this package delivered yesterday has the stuff that Kat wanted for her birthday and because of all the tempting hair brushes it has, she also REALLY wanted to use them.

She had this idea previously where I should gift wrap everything so she feels like she is getting a gift on her birthday. Since last night, she had been debating if she
should use any of her products or wait till next week. In the end, patience broke and this morning, she sampled all of them and was very happy indeed!

Here's to Kat - HAPPY BIRTHDAY and no matter how hard you try to seem grown up, I know you are still a baby at heart who can't control the urge to unwrap presents!

Leave a comment      

Happy Birthday!
Posted By SLK on Thursday, November 7, 2013   { 0 Comment(s) }
Its that time of the year when I look at Kit and wonder where the time has gone. Wasn't it yesterday that she was born and came back home from hospital? Kit turns 7 today and she still feels like the little one...small hands and feet, heart warming smiles and silly jokes!!

The day started at 5:45 am (both Kit and Kat had the alarm set for that early) - then began the treasure hunt. Kat had prepared a very interesting map of home with a trail for Kit to follow to retrieve all her gifts. Kit absolutely loved it!! Her most loved gift was the bunk bed for her dolls. So cute!

Happy 7th Birthday My challenge of the day was to prepare a strawberry cake from scratch and I am proud to say that it turned out excellent - in fact, its the best cake I have ever made and I have been baking for more than a decade now. I even made the piping gel myself when I realised there was no tube left at home for fancy message on cake. Hubby and Kat were super pleased and Kit was speechless when she saw the cake - I am SO happy that it turned out great!

Another year...closer to teens...Kit we love you!

P.S. In the meantime I am working on a brand new cake recipe for Kat for Feb!
Leave a comment      

'Fall in love'
Posted By SLK on Friday, November 1, 2013   { 0 Comment(s) }
Kit's creation for fall for Show and Tell at school ended up so cute.

Well done Kit! We love you!

Leave a comment      

Posted By SLK on Thursday, January 31, 2013   { 0 Comment(s) }
Kit and I take the bus every Saturday to her Music School - it is a time I cherish and we play some nice word games on the way. I love it!

It's become a weekly ritual - we get on the bus and Kit knows that she has to find a seat and sit while I punch the card. Last Saturday, it was so hilarious - as we got on the bus, Kit wanted to sit on one of the front seats. Here is what happened next.

Kit: "Can we sit on these front ones - please, please , please?"
Me: "No. It's no point - these seats are for disabled people and if someone old gets on the bus, we'll have to get up. There are so many seats at the back, lets take those ones instead."

So we both, went at the back and sat down. I then told Kit, "when mummy gets old THEN we can sit on those seats at the front."

It was meant as a joke to get a conversation started but Kit on the other hand took it very seriously and remarked: "Actually mummy if you're lucky, it would be even better if you had a wheelchair because then you would get a seat even if one wasn't available as the chair ties on a different place"

What could I say??!!! Yeah Kit - looking forward to my old age!!
Leave a comment