Saturday, 22 September 2012

My little girl is 5 years old

It is hard to believe that my little girl is five years old and that she starts school next year.


She is certainly going through the princess stage, but friends tell me that it doesn't last forever. She loves the camera at the moment and has been practicing her poses ...

As usual I tried to make the cake. Every year I try to do a sponge, and every year I fail. I am starting to look upon the ritual as a sacrifice to the baking gods.  After the sponge failure, I return to an old faithful recipe that always turns out well. Some jam and cream and pink icing courtesy of blood orange juice.

Tori has had one hell of a month with her eczema, so I baked a bunch of cakes and cookies for her birthday so that at least she would have something that she could eat.  We are booked into an allergist to get some testing done, but until then, she has to be so careful about what she eats and also what we use to wash her clothes in.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Talk like a Pirate Day

It's "Talk like a Pirate Day, and Tori is off to Kinder dressed to the hilt in a costume that has nothing handmade on it except for a cardboard Scimitar Sword that my hubby made last night.

If only I was more organised (and less tired) I would have probably have made the day more eventful!

A wooden weathered sign by pattisprimitives

Some lovely stamps by Enchanting Stamps for craft projects

Ahh the opportunities! Have a great "Talk like a Pirate Day!"

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Nicholas at 18 months

It is true what they say, the second child isn't photographed as much as the first one. This is probably due to the lack of time!


So when Nicholas was out running in the backyard last weekend, I couldn't resist grabbing the camera and taking a few snaps.

At 18 months his personality is starting to shine through. He is a serious boy, but he seems to be enjoying taking things apart. Still not a lot of conversation, but he knows what he wants and how to communicate it.

When spinning on Daddy's computer chair, we get fits of laughter out of him.

Next month we are off to see an ear specialist. He has had three ruptured ear drums this year and many more ear infections. We are hoping for a solution and perhaps an opportunity for him to vocalize more, although every one tells me that boys (especially if they are child #2) are a bit lazy when it comes to talking.

One of these day's I will get some time to do some crafting. Two weeks to go until I finish my Uni subject and then watch out sewing machine.