Saturday, June 18, 2011

Geelong Icecream Cake

The cake request this year, was for a Geelong cookies and cream icecream cake. I melted 4 litres of cookies and cream icecream and set it in a round cake pan. Piped around the bottom and then stuck Oreo biscuits to the side. Geelong Cats cake topper for the top = One very happy 8 year old boy.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Jarred turns 8

At 5am on this day 8 years ago. I woke Chris and told him it was a good day to have a baby. He was in a panic, because he didn't think, I would be able to last, the 15 minute drive to the hospital. Kloe's labour was 30 minutes. So we just assumed this one would be even quicker. Oh, how wrong we were. Chris had many dreams of delivering this baby on the side of the road. Well our little man had other ideas and manage to get himself all wound up and got stuck. He took the longest time of all the kids and was finally born at 7.13pm that night. Our lives have never been the same since.

Happy 8th birthday to our gorgeous J'Man. We all love you so much xoxox
Making cupcakes for school. We researched and found a great egg less  Chocolate Cake recipe. One little girl in Jarred's class is allergic to eggs and he didn't want her to miss out. We did a test run over the weekend and it got a huge thumbs up from everyone. I was so surprised how easy and yummy it was.

MMMMMM, getting the bowl and spoon at the end

French Toast for breakfast

The presents included clothes, pj's, dressing gown, quilt cover, football, basketball, money and a basketball ring.

Geelong Pj's

Geelong quilt cover

Cupcakes ready for school

Geelong mad boy!!!

The new basketball ring.

Crochet granny stripe blanket

This is my work in progress, Winter project. I am making a Granny Stripe blanket for Kloe. It has now grown, so it is staring to keep me warm. It keeps me busy while watching the endless games of football, Jarred makes me watch with him :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Basketball Party

It's hard to believe but this little man will be 8 tomorrow. We have been very busy preparing for his basketball party, which will be held next weekend when Dad is home.

The Invitations - I made ticket style invites in Publisher
He had to put the lolly bags together all by himself!!! Nothing new there I suppose. Mr Independant!!!

I sourced lots of basketball goodies - notepads, pinball game, pencils, tattoos, stickers, chocolates and lollies

The finished bags

He is so excited and can not wait for his birthday.

Winter is here

We have had, several heavy frosts already and Winter has only just started. The fire has been blazing. The kids have been plonking themselves in front of the fire and not wanting to move. Another favourite thing at the moment is hot chocolates with lots of marshmallows. Great way to warm up!! Hurry up Spring..............

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Baby Sewing

I've been busy sewing some things, for my new little nephew due in August. Change Mat, burp clothes and bibs.

Kayla turns 17

Time for some blogging updates. Yes, I know it's been a long time between posts. Kayla celebrated her 17th birthday on 1st June. It was a true Winters morning with a heavy frost. The day turned out to be sunny and warmish for the 1st day of Winter. She requested pancakes for breakfast. She wasn't too happy that Jarred and Kloe had a pupil free day and she had to go to school. Like last year she wanted her presents in the afternoon. Dad surprised her with a bunch of pink tulips the night before, when he came home. He bought them at the airport and carried them all the way home on the plane. She received pj's, knickers, socks, clothes, Ariat boots, soap, body lotion, a massage gift voucher from Jordi and lots of money for a future shopping trip. Dinner was chicken and leek pies followed by Masterchef Black Forrest cake, for the second year running. The cake takes hours to make but it's so worth the effort - YUMMO!!! The count down is now on until the 18th Birthday. She has big plans for that one!!!