A new skill

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These cute little cupcakes are decorated by my  daughter. The design is her own. My daughters had a cupcake decoration competition at their school this Saturday. And this was the result of their practice at home. Here is what the other one did

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For the chef cupcake decoration I learned to create modelling chocolate and for that purpose I learned to make corn syrup at home.
About the result… they both didn’t win, but I am happy that they participated. Their decoration in school was almost same to these, so I am happy that they could do all of it in the pressure of a competition.

Colours

Today’s lunch for kids

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Beetroot rice: beetroot gave this beautiful colour to the ordinary steamed white rice and turned it into a special dish. Took just five minutes. A hint of lemon at the end balances the sweetness of the beetroot. My daughter called it red lemon rice

Spinach and cabbage salad: isn’t it lovely to be able to use your garden greens to make something healthy. I added a bit of grated coconut as well to the salad. A quick, healthy and tasty salad.

Crafting the food

I have always liked the cute decorated bento lunches and wondered if I can do something like that for my kids school lunch. I am surely not going to have time and resources to do decorated bento but for now a simple bento lunch box

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Contains  rice, fried green gram with coconut, cucumber and carrot salad, grilled capsicum, onion and paneer.

Quick projects

Showing off some quick projects done over past two months

This pair of earrings was ordered by a little cutie for her mother as birthday gift.

quick project

20160205_111605 made two simple crochet squares in between a long project.

My kids had their Hindi culminating activity this week, and one of them was a bird in a jungle. So on Monday we made these wings for her

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Black sheep with Mery

My kids had a fancy dress competition today. The theme was nursery rhyme characters and  they had to dress as their favourite Nursery rhyme character and had to do a small presentation on it- not more than 1 minute. Achu choose “Mary had a little lamb”

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It was super easy, I only had to sew this lamb out of a white towel 🙂

Aaku’s rhyme was ”Baa, Baa black sheep” And here is she before leaving to school

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I made this coat by sewing cotton straps on her old shirt, same for the head. She is looking so pretty with the three bags in her hand, isn’t she?

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So my Mary said that she was one of the selected students from her class, and my Black sheep got afraid and needed help to sing the rhyme!!

I can’t believe!!

I was happy as well as concern about my daughters, yesterday morning. They were going to some Grameen camp from the school. As it was an optional camp I took a lot of time to decide, actually I filled the form on last date. DH and myself were thinking a lot like , “they are too small to travel, to be away from us for the whole day, will they be able to take care of themselves… etc ”  Thinking that it would be a learning experience for them, be any of the kind, I decided to send them.

So my daughters left the house early in the morning and reached back at five in evening, (they came back early as it was cloudy and rained a little as well). They went happy faced and came back same.

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culmination day at school

Culminating activities are an important part of the academic programme of my daughters school. Culminating activities are organized for children to demonstrate their skills and project work. Parents are invited to view the work done by their children in the school.

We had our first culmination day last week. The children beautifully and I must say “confidently” shared their knowledge , as they played a scene from their syllabus.  My daughters were part of  “the community helpers”. Achu had to play a nurse and Aaku was a teacher.

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first day

Today was my daughters first day in their new school. They were super exited to go in a bog school and I was so worried how they will be and all. Here they are ready for the school

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I went to pick them around three’o clock and I had to really look for them, Achu was at her place where her teacher would have sent  her with other kids but Aaku was not there when I inquired they said that section is still have to come out, so I was waiting. Suddenly I saw crying Aaku and one teacher comforting her Oh! my dear!I had the feeling that she will feel lonely without Achu! She said she missed Achu and was scared (it was obvious as she is afraid of crowd and outside everywhere she could see would be people looking for their wards and no sign of any known face.)

Later Achu said that she didn’t cry but water was coming out of her eyes!!

Both were tired but happy with the day in school and asked to finish the homework after changing.

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