Tres cute if I do say so myself…
Ekka Time August 14, 2013
It’s the time of the Royal Agricultural Exhibition, or Ekka as it’s known.
We haven’t taken the kids so far, cause it is typically busy and a bit full-on, but the lure of the baby animal nursery, where there are hundreds of little animals in an enclosure won out: you can walk right in and feed, pat and generally get close to them.
So C took the morning off work and with his rules of “no carnies, no show bags”, we ventured forth.
And it was fun!
The kids got initiated into the famous Ekka strawberry icecreams…
Cheddar Cheese Bread August 12, 2013
I went on a cooking spree yesterday afternoon and finally cooked a few loaves from the Rose Levy Beranbaum Bread Bible that I bought for C for Christmas 4 years ago!
I give you: Cheddar Cheese Bread..
My kitchen smells amazing, the bread cuts beautifully, and tastes just the right cheesy…
A little rest May 2, 2013
New household members April 19, 2013
Our new household members arrived last night.
You have never seen two more excited children when they arrived home last night. And this morning the excitement is still palpable.
Here’s hoping we didn’t get any roosters!
Pink Dinner is a winner April 9, 2013
You just never know what will happen at dinner time…
Most nights little O picks at his food and has to be coaxed into even tasting most new things. We try to just relax about the whole thing, and not wheedle or cajole, but some nights we resort to it in frustration.
Generally we do try to eat around the kids too: by that I mean making meals that they like or are not as spiced as we might otherwise eat.
But tonight I decided to just cook something I felt like cooking. Actually a bit of experimentation.
So beetroot and yoghurt sauce + lentil pilaf.
And for once I has a son who ate without complaint, telling me that it “tastes great when I put all of it in my mouth at once!”
Who didn’t look like he was loving it, but for some reason tonight just decided to soldier through.
And gleefully declared at the end of the meal that he is looking forward to purple poo tomorrow.
Icecream Thursday April 7, 2013
On the way to Quinn’s birthday party. Dad says,
“what are you guys going to do for your birthdays?”
Me: “I’m going to have an icecream sundae party”
A few minutes pass in silence while Oscar contemplates the question.
Oscar: “I’m going to have an icecream Thursday party!”