Girls day out at Ikea

Cherry woke up with a little fever today. No kindergarden for her. But she felt quite ok, so I decided to take her to Ikea. The main reason for the trip was to buy some new lamps for the guest room, but of course one cannot just go and buy one thing at Ikea, I am sure you all understand this πŸ™‚ My husband doesn’t πŸ™‚

Cherry and I ended up buying some new plants for the house as well. You have to know something about me: I kill plants… not intentionally, but I do kill them all eventually… It was very hard to accept that no matter how hard I try, how often I water or don’t water them, put them on direct light, semi-light, darkness, one by one they fade away 😦 Finally I had to realise, real plants in pots are not for me. So the plants we bought today are all artificial. Fake. Plastic. But actually very good quality, and you can hardly see they are not real.

plants in row

Cherry also picked some plastic flowers of different colours that we put in a vase and then in her room. She is very happy about them πŸ™‚

roses

We also bought some cookie cutters, cute animal figures, and tried them right away when we came home. I made some linzer dough, and Cherry helped me cutting the cookies. We got lots of squirrels, hedgehogs, foxes, snails, and also some cars, trains, planes, ships and what not. While we were working hard, Cherry ran upstairs a few times, went into her room, and smelled her fake flowers πŸ™‚ We also had a nice conversation like this: “Sweetie, don’t eat the raw dough, you’re gonna get sick!” – “But I am already sick!” You cannot beat children logic πŸ™‚

When the cookies were done, they got some chocolate icing, and decoration.

cookies

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2 thoughts on “Girls day out at Ikea

  1. Wow! Those plants do look real. They are definitely my kind of plants. I seem to kill all of my plants too 😦 Love the cookie cutters! i might have to make a trip to Ikea πŸ˜‰ Have a lovely weekend. Avis x

    • It is hard to accept that we don’t have the green thumb, isn’t it? But luckily for us, you can find everything in plastic nowadays πŸ™‚ You too have a very nice weekend, Avis, maybe involving an Ikea trip… πŸ™‚

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