Thursday, 27 December 2012

Santa Snacks

Bless the Bean - snacks for Santa and "drawings for Santa and the reindeers", her idea.  Just loving Christmas this year in our house.  Hope you are enjoying the festive season. x

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Husband wins pressure test

1. Left: My "surface of the moon" cake (husband's words)
2. The man in action
3. His "leather couch" (again, his words)

What better way to cheer up a tired & grumpy wife?

I think he missed his calling as a cake decorator!  Thoughts?


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Baby Cheeses

As Bean stuck the 'card only' stickers onto our cards today she asked me "wat dat baby's name?", referring to the Christmas stamps. "Baby Jesus" I replied...beginning to wonder what on earth I would tell her if she asked for more information.  What are my beliefs?  What are our beliefs as a family?  We aren't religious.  Even if we were...she's do you explain religion to a 2 year old?  I'm sure we don't need to have the full conversation for a while anyway, but goodness it got me thinking!  Luckily she just went on to tell me "dat baby loves cheeses" and that she "loves cheeses too".  Big laughs all round.  Phew!  Something to think about though...

The pics show what we've been up to this past week.  I'm so tired, but I'm loving every minute of this.  What have you been up to?

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

No Frosty this year

We aren't doing snowmen in this house this year because of some Christmas decorations at Woolworths that have absolutely frightened the life out of Bean.  Huge meltdowns in the supermarket lately, and there is nothing I can do or say to change her mind - in her words, "little dark eyes...not like the snowmans".

Now all snowmen are off limits unfortunately - tried to put some cute ones on our tree but she doesn't like them either. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Oh Christmas tree

We were on schedule this year with a December 1st tree-decorating ceremony...I'm a little behind with the photo uploads and blogging though, busy busy. I think she might need some tinsel or a garland of some description perhaps...thoughts?  Although once some presents start arriving underneath...might be enough? decisions!  Note there are no snowmen in our house.  I'll be back to explain why later this week. 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Making and baking and loving Christmas

I've been busy making decorations this year because we lashed out and bought a HUGE tree!  I'm going to add to the handmade collection each year.  Pop over to The Magic Onions - such a beautiful, positive, creative & inspiring space - where I borrowed the idea for the felt circle tree.

As I type, the drunk fruit you see above (which mind you, has been drinking rum for a week...) is cooking in the oven.  It is the first of three Christmas cakes I'm baking this year and oh my, it smells AMAZING! Hope everyone is feeling merry. x

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Would like to remember this

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. 
- Confucius