The taggy toy is similar to one I had made for Harry and he loved it in those early days. Just as the books recommend I slept with it for a few days before he arrived, and then put it in his cot when he went to sleep. More of that vintage chenille here, along with ribbons of different colour and texture.
I also offered to bring a plate, and it was suggested I bring something that could go with coffee and that people could nibble on in the afternoon. So I picked up the ingredients for Rocky Road that morning and made up a batch.
In case you're wondering, my Rocky Road is really easy and yummy too. Here's my recipe...
- 1 x block of 250g chocolate. For me, the key is not to use cooking chocolate or melts, but a plain block of chocolate.
- 1 x packet of marshmallows, cut in half.
- 1 x Turkish delight, cut into small squares.
- 3/4 cup of walnuts, cut into small pieces.
Melt the chocolate over hot water. Place marshmallows, nuts and Turkish delight into a large bowl and then stir in your melted chocolate. Pour onto a tray and flatten to your desired thickness, then into the fridge to set.
I have one more baby present in the works for the day he arrives. Another book + toy gift like these, though I'm trying a different animal this time. Will post when he's finished!
And a home goals update - have purchased a mirror for the hallway. Just needs a lick of paint and it's ready to go.