Its been a pretty momentous month for us at Costello Towers. A month of things finishing and new beginnings.
Each of the mini Costellos seem to be that bit less ‘mini’ – Baby T finally started walking after nearly 19 months – We always knew it wasn’t a case of her not being able to, more of a case of ‘why should I bother walking, when everyone carries me everywhere?’
Millie has unbelievable gone into Year 6 – how did our little baby get into the last year of primary school so quickly? We have brought the laptop downstairs as she is spending more time on it both for homework and exploring music and sport sites – We are more aware than ever that we need to be vigilant about what she is looking at and make sure our internet security is up to date. Its great to see that the laptop is getting plenty of use – Both Mil & Vi spend time on it together (even without fighting!) We have realised, though, how easy it would be for them to find unsuitable and corruptable sites, if we hadn’t have been so careful. Sometimes the most innocent looking games to the kids, have been worrying to us – We hadn’t even got chance to get used to the idea of her being in top juniors before the letter inviting us to apply for a secondary school dropped onto the mat – so that is this week’s job, deciding which high school she will be going to. She seems to have grown up with it too, wanting to go off with her friends for the day at synchro and loving a good old chat.
Violet decided one evening she wanted to go out on her bike and wanted to do it without stabilisers – there was no wobbling about and panicking about falling off for V – She just said “Take them off” and away she went. How different to Millie a few years ago when we had 2 weekends of us all nearly being in tears trying to get her stabilisers off.
I am working on my final wedding cake this week – for a bride that I met in April. Its a 5 tier special with tons of flowers and sparkle – I look forward to sharing it in Cake of the Week. Its an understatement that I’m going out with a bang – no teeny wedding cake for this one! I’ve also been very brave and let my business website expire making it completely final that Aardvark Cakes are no more. A bit sad but such a relief – I now have no qualms about telling people enquiring about ordering cakes that I’m taking a couple of years off. Their reactions are varied to say the least!