Saturday, April 25, 2015

Baking with Eadie

Eadie loves to bake and help in the kitchen.  She is a little more confident than her ability, but I don't mind a helper every now and then.  She is good at measuring out the flour and mixing things together. I usually draw the line at eggs.  I will always do the eggs.

In this instance however, she assured me she had it.  She knew exactly how to crack the eggs and she wanted to give it a go.  I gave in and let her.

She was right, she knew exactly how to do it - she'd watched me many times.  She grabbed that egg, tapped it firmly on the bench and then stuck her fingers inside the shell to open it up.  PERFECT! I guess I had forgotten to explain what to do next though, because she opened it up onto the bench, and put the egg shell into our brownie mix! Too funny! We had a good laugh about it for days.

An Easter Tree

When we were in Prague we found some beautiful painted Easter eggs.  They look perfect on our Easter tree!

For our family home evening lesson last week, we cut pictures of the Saviour to hang on the tree also. It feels so lovely to be able to teach the girls the true meaning of Easter. The atonement, crucifixion and resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, make it possible for us to return to live in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Such a wonderful time of year to remember such great blessings.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Must they keep growing?

I love watching these two play together...nicely!

They are such precious moments.  Why must they keep growing?  I know each new milestone is lovely, and sometimes a relief (as they outgrow continual night wakings, no longer need to be breastfed, can do things on their own etc), but I also find it sad.  Time is fleeting and as each day, week, month rolls by I wish that I could just bottle them up!   I joke that my big girl will be at Kindy next year and then ready to leave home but I feel like it's not that absurd.

Birthday treats

I really try to make each birthday special - make a cake, blow up balloons, have presents stacked in a corner for when they wake up, make a birthday shirt (for the children) etc.  When my birthday rolls around it's usually just another day.  BUT this year hubby surprised me and baked me a cake ALL BY HIMSELF! It was wonderful!

The girls behaved completely for the entire day, even napping at the same and letting me put my feet up.  BLISS!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Birthday Celebrations

Miss E turned 3 in January.  Birthdays are easy and exciting at 3.  She knew after Christmas it would be her birthday so the countdown was on.

She was the proud recipient of a Spiderman scooter!  She rode it around the house all morning.

 We filled the day with shopping to spend birthday money ($5 from Grammy and Grandad and $5 from our neighbour); going on rides at the shopping centre and actually putting money in!!!; and birthday frozen yoghurt!  So simple and so fun :)

 She requested spaghetti for dinner (her favourite) and then it was time for cake!

Later in the week we had a birthday party at the local park.  She was so excited (after going to parties for lots of her friends she realised she could have one when it was her birthday, so I gave in).  Her only requests were sausages and cake though!  EASY!!

She chose this pig cake from the Woman's Weekly cookbook.  I think I actually did okay this time (on the oustide)  The cake itself was overcooked and dry.  The kids didn't care!

Happy 3rd birthday Miss E! 

Boxing Day with the Leicesters

It's always great to play with the cousins! Thanks Suzenanna and Grandy for putting in a swimming pool this year!

Delicious roast turkey, ham, lamb and salads with baked potato for lunch.  Fruit mince pies, pudding, custard and cream for dessert.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas...

Christmas morning sounded like little feet pattering down the hall.  Instead of coming straight towards our bedroom, they detoured to the lounge where they promptly stopped.  Within seconds, the patter turned into fast thumping as the feet ran towards our bedroom and stopped at the side of the bed.  Whispering, "daddy...guess what!"  Miss E was SO EXCITED! Santa had been and she couldn't wait to open presents.

\Bleary eyed we enjoyed opening presents together.

We have created a little tradition of having some friends over for breakfast on Christmas morning,  It usually consists of sausages, bacon, hashbrowns, tomatoes, mushrooms, fruit, youghurt and sometimes pancakes! So good!

Off to mum's for lunch and then a nice relax by the pool and in front of the TV.  Perfect weather this year, and a perfect day.