30 July 2014

I was cleaning our first aid draws where I found a little box with my eldest daughter's first milky teeth.
Oh, memories started flowing and I was trembling with giggle just thinking about the day she lost her first tooth.  What a joy and horror it was!

And then came the trouble who we hire for the Tooth Fairy role.  You see, my daughter was glued to me and wouldn’t fall asleep from excitement or concern she might miss the Tooth Fairy if she winks a wink.  So I employed her Dad to be the Tooth Fairy – he goes to bed last and gets up every morning early at 3 am; kids are sound asleep and he walks very quietly.  So he fitted the opening perfectly.  I gave him instructions “Check she is asleep, put the money under the pillow and take the tooth”.
However, I missed to prepare the money or specify the amount.  After few glasses of nice Penfold Merlot, he decided it’s time to transform into a Tooth Fairy before submerging in his fluffy bed.  He went to his wallet, looked for some change, couldn’t find coins and just grabbed whatever was there.
Next morning my daughter’s excited screams and jumps woke me up as she was waving a 50-dollars note in front of my face.  “Mamma, look what the Tooth Fairy left – YELLOW dollars!  Imagine what colour I’ll get for the next tooth...”
Oh dear!  My, oh my...  The Tooth Fairy must’ve been too tipsy!  I had to fire “her” on spot or otherwise next tooth event had to be marked with GREEN dollars...
When the next tooth came off, I volunteered as the Tooth Fairy.  My daughter found a letter from her with strict instructions how to clean her pearly whites.
Ever since, we have on our “casual employment” list two fairies – The Tipsy Tooth Fairy and The Tightwad Letter-Writing Tooth Fairy.

Until my next post!
... and don't forget to brush your teeth!

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14 July 2014

What a special week it was!
We received 9 chickens as a “thankyou” from a friend and we found ourselves with quite inquisitive, nosy and messy “girls” picking and digging in our backyard, leaving free range eggs all over the place.  After leaving them few days to explore and rearrange the landscaping, it was time to put things back in order.

We spent few days putting together the chock coop, but what a beauty this is!  It looks like apartment on 5th Avenue!  Well, that’s what we are trying to convince the young hens, because initially they were not so sure they want to go in there.

And then came the end of the week with little preparations for our youngest daughter's birthday.  Amadea is big girl now – ready to go to preschool!

We love the cakes from Dolce Mia Pasticceria and the owner Daniela made us happy again.

Rainbow cake!  What a joy!  Daniela is a clever pastry chef  - she delicately flavoured every single layer according to the colour.  The red layer tastes like strawberry, the orange - orange, the yellow - lemon, green - peppermint, blue was vanilla and purple - blueberry.  Every bite was a burst of aroma and it feels really like you are eating the rainbow.

We had presents for the birthday girl – lots of new and pretty clothes for her first day at preschool.  However, with all the preparations and commotions around the chook's coop, Amadea got confused thinking the chook coop is actually the present for her birthday and new place to play with her sister.  It took us awhile to convince them at dusk that it is time to go in the house and let the chickens sleep.
Now it is time to get some rest and get ready for a very busy week ahead - school holiday is over and Amadea starts preschool.  Ah, time flies and my girls are growing fast!

How was your weekend?
Until my next post!

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