It was Alex's birthday weekend. I can't believe my little one is turning 6 on Tuesday!
I also can't believe how busy I have been this week with work events. I am only saying this because I feel that I kind of ran out of time to cook up a storm for his birthday. I felt terrible of course but I have to say the big bowl of lollies, endless array of chips, sushi (bought from my favourite sushi man) and fairy bread seemed to keep them all happy while the mini burgers I did manage to throw together were gobbled down by the parents.
A couple of days before the party I was reading a favourite blog of mine sweetiepetitti and Susie had just posted about s'mores- they looked delicious. When I read further to hear how easy they were to make I asked for the recipe because I thought I'd whip up a batch for the party. Susie sent me the recipe in record speed- thank you! However, I didn't manage to get to them before the party...bad mummy.
To make myself feel better I bought the ingredients to make them this weekend so Alex could have a little something special on his actual birthday. As I started the process late yesterday afternoon Max decided he would like to help and ended up taking control which I was thoroughly happy about. Of course Alex saw knives being used and decided he MUST help too! I am not quite at the stage of letting Alex loose with a sharp knife so I decided to give him scissors instead and that did the trick.
As you can see by the photos below, the boys had a brilliant time making their treat while all the adults (My sister and The-D man are here for a birthday visit) enjoyed eating them.
Max enjoys seeing the melted chocolate poured all over the scotch finger biscuit base I prepared earlier (we don't have graham crackers in Australia so these were a good substitute).
That's me standing on the side telling him to 'scrape the side and get it all!'
Alex (or is it Harry?) jumps in to help cut the marshmallows, however, I think a few might of gone in his mouth while Max was concentrating on his slicing
Well done boys- a great looking s'mores bar!