I have an album full of cards and handmade gifts my girls have made me over the years. I have little portraits and calendars with their hands and feet stamped all over them in different colours. I have pictures they have drawn at nursery and school. I will treasure these because as much as they are gifts, they are also a wonderful record of their development and progress. We look at these together from time to time and it’s surprising how much they remember.
One thing I hope they will treasure is the little recipe books they both received the day they were weaned. These books hold recipes from friends and family and then over the years, recipes my girls have added themselves. One of their favourites is iced buns.
We’ve been making iced buns, or ‘icing buns’ as Amy, my littlest, called them for years. No matter how little their fingers are, children can get involved with the whole process from kneading to shaping and then of course the fun part which is decorating.