September 23, 2011

Party Planning...

Cam's party is 2 days away... it's cake making day!!

I have a slight delima over the cake, which I'm sure I'll figure out lol

I was originally making a round cake with black and white checked edible icing around the side, and a black racing track on top.... Then I changed my mind and was making a rectangle cake with the same checks on the side and a #3 shaped racetrack on top...  the problem I now have is that I don't have enough of the edible icing for the side... now I have a cake shop about 20mins away that has black and white checked cake ribbon available. So I'm trying to decide what to do - stick with the round cake, or head on out to get the ribbon to make the rectangle cake.... OR - flag the sides, shape the rectangle cake into a #3

I'll let you know how I get on...

I am making traffic light jelly in clear plastic cups.  The green jelly has gone into the cups this morning, and is setting nicely... nearly time to make the orange jelly...
{excuse my messy fridge - I had to shift everything to make room for the jelly cups}

And now it's time to start making the cupcakes and the loot bags :) be back later with more photos 

September 19, 2011

Competition Help Please...

Hey guys, can you please all head over to the Oh Baby - Baby of the Day competition, and vote for Axel.  The prize is a Merino Kids GoGo Bag valued at just over $160.

Thanks heaps

September 17, 2011

YAY... I won...

I just won tickets to the Auckland Parent and Child Show thanks to mumi&bubi.  Head on over to their website.  I love their Solids Starter kit and in the new few weeks, I intent to post a review of the product on here for you all...

September 16, 2011


further to this mornings posts about being unable to post on my own blog {let alone anyone elses}, I have done some playing around, and appear to have fixed my problem. 

for posting on my blog anyway...
As a workaround, you can change your comment form type to full page by following Dashboard > Settings > Comments > Comment Form Type > Full page
Also in the same settings area:

Anyone - includes Anonymous Users
Registered Users - includes OpenID
Users with Google Accounts
Only members of this blog
I have now set my account so that anyone can comment, it was on Registered Users, but seen as I couldn't even comment, that was useless really....

it worked for my blog anyway, and I can now comment on it...

There are lots of blogs that I follow, that I have tried to comment on lately, such as Imagination Overload, Striking KeysBack to Basics to name a few and have had no luck at all - maybe you ladies need to look at your comments settings...


is the comments function working for anyone at the moment... I have not been able to leave comments on peoples blogs for a few weeks, and it's really annoying me... is anyone else having this same problem?

September 13, 2011

Party Planning...

Cammy's Birthday Invite

I enlisted some help from the lovely Bronwyn from 1001 book review for kids for this one.  She is so clever.

Don't you agree?

September 11, 2011

10 years on

9/11 - Still so close to all our hearts

For the husband who told his wife I love you one last time before his plane went down in a field,
for the wife who stopped in the stairs to call her husband to say I will love you forever,
for the mothers and fathers who kissed their kids goodbye the morning they died,
for the policemen who rushed in with the firemen to help get others out only to die themselves,
for the soldiers who fought back and lost their lives.
Today, tomorrow, ten years from now,
we will remember ♥

Times of impact: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m.
Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes.
Time they took to fall: 12 seconds.
2819 dead from 115 different nations.
343 Fireman/paramedics,
23 NYPD,
37 Port Authority officers.


27th August 2011

WOW where has the time gone... Axel is 5mths old already... and so it is time to introduce solids to his diet... not actually for any other reason, than the doctor has suggested it as a way to try and settle his reflux down a bit as it's gotten really bad again... So I whipped down to the supermarket and picked up some farex, smooth baby rice...

Well he didn't spit gag and spit it out... in fact he ate about 4 spoonfuls {tiny baby spoonfuls}... We did 2 days of solids and his tummy pains were so bad... he screamed non stop for 3 days {it was like way back when his reflux was still undiagnosed} so we stopped. 

11th September 2011

At the advice of our doctor we waited a few {8} days and then tried again... with success.  Axel has been eating his farex every evening since Monday 5th September with no problems at all :)  At this stage he has only had farex.  I have steamed and pureed and frozen some pears, but will continue with the farex for a few more days before introducing the pears to his diet.

September 08, 2011

Party Planning...

Cammy is turning 3 - WOW!!

So planning is well underway for his party in just under 3 weeks time... venue is booked, invites are out, the countdown is on - 21 days btw

Lists are being made...
  • invite list
  • kids food list
  • Adults food list
I'm really excited... this is the birthday where he actually understands a thing or two about birthdays and parties and presents :)

And the cake - I've got it all sorted in my head... lets just hope it works :)

September 04, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to both my Bio-Dad {who sadly isn't here today} and my Step-Dad {who raised me}... both very special men in my life... Some people, never experience the love a father has to give... I'm lucky enough to have experience that love from two men throughout my life x

September 03, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad...

If roses grow in Heaven Lord
Please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Father's arms
and tell him they're from me.
Tell him I love him and miss him,
and when he turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon his cheek
and hold him for a while.
Because remembering him is easy,
I do it everyday,
But there is an ache within my heart
That will never go away.

September 02, 2011

Things I love in Spring


Walking down here

And seeing all the lovely Dafodils in bloom

And of course... all the spring lambs

One Tree Hill in spring {and summer, autum, and winter} is truely magnificient... I love going there for my walks.