I think I’ve been putting off writing this month’s Siblings post. It’s the last one before Elliot starts school and I think the fact that they won’t be in the same place as each other every day is going to slightly change the relationship these two have carved out over the past 20 months. Or maybe it will change nothing at all and I’m just being anxious for no reason. I hope that’s the case.
In all honesty, Elliot is Alexander’s favourite person. He regularly looks for him and enjoys finding toys that are his and telling me proudly “Lellot!” – it belongs to Elliot. He loves anything and everything that Elliot does, and likes to follow him about (whilst also doing a lot of adventurous discovering himself, being a lot braver, or maybe risk averse, than his elder counterpart!)
Elliot is still loving his role as big brother and often recently I’ve seen him take Alexander’s hand and walk with him.
Alexander is taking a while to actually properly learn his own name. The boys do look alike and at the moment if you ask Alex who he’s looking at in a mirror, he’ll be quite adamant that it’s “Lellot”!
The boys are pretty keen on snacks, and iPhones. Please don’t judge! It’s hard to get them sitting in one place long enough to take one photo let alone a few to choose from!
Maybe next month we’ll have Elliot in his school uniform. I’ve just finished labelling it all 🙂
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We recently had some friends over to play, and as it was the day after the “bread” round of The Great British Bake Off, I thought it would be fun to make some little rolls with the kids and then eat them for lunch!
To make 6 small rolls you’ll need:
- 12oz Strong Bread Flour – we used Wholemeal
- 1 1/2tsp Quick Yeast (about half a Allinson packet)
- 1tsp Sugar
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 220ml of hand hot water (from the tap is fine!)
- Raisins for eyes
To make your little hedgehogs, start by putting the dry ingredients into a bowl, then give them a good mix to combine them.
Next, add the oil and then the water. Start to mix together, as it becomes sticky get your hands in the bowl and start to knead the dough.
If the mixture is still sticky add some more flour and if it’s dry, sprinkle on a little more water.
Once the dough is combined turn out onto a lightly flour-dusted surface and knead the dough for 5-10 mins. The kids LOVED this part!
Mould them into 4-6 hedgehog shapes and use scissors to snip into the dough to make spikes. We used raisins for eyes too.
Put the rolls on a floured baking sheet and cover with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm place for about an hour to rise. (We used the oven on lowest setting as we don’t have an airing cupboard!)
Next, heat up your oven to 200 degrees centigrade and cook the rolls for 25 minutes. The rolls will feel firm and if you tap the bottom of them, they’ll sound hollow.
Ours lasted one mealtime!