Auntie Janice has an incredible stash of crafty stuff. She's been decluttering and using up supplies so decided to have a candle making session.
We had difficulty locating a pink candle for our advent wreath, so took the opportunity to dye a white candle the appropriate colour. Elizabeth was fascinated.
Note to self: when making candles, locate new tin cans first. Older ones may leak where they have rusted through, making for a tedious and painful pot clean-up. Aged mold sealant is surprisingly difficult to work with, but leaked wax does make for funky shapes on the paper as it cools.
It's Elizabeth's third year helping make Christmas cake! She was pretty excited because hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa J is one of her favourite activities in the whole wide world.
She helped me weigh and pour the fruit (number recognition!) and stir in a bit of flour. Then she got hungry and ate five cookies and drank nearly an entire mug of hot chocolate. She was a bit disappointed that she didn't get to eat the Christmas cake right away, but at least we still have a bit from last year left.
By the time I got her home she was so tired that she actually fell asleep with her head on the table before dinner!
I'm back into morning sickness (due to heartburn?) Also, I'm 90% sure baby is currently breech. Midwife said last time if it is breech at 30 weeks then I'm headed for C-Section #2. Boo Hiss. On the other hand, babies are cute which makes up for a lot.