October 30, 2011


I love tattoos... but I know they aren't for everyone... I am about to get a new tat or 2 in the next few months, so wanted to share with you my current ones :)

My 1st tat... got this one in 1998... It's my iguana, his scales are actually waves {a perfect left and right hand break}... this little guy {fred} really represents the beach person lover that I am... reason I choose an iguana to show it off - because they are cute :)

My 2nd tat... got this in 2005. Paris chose it off the wall... I love it

My 3rd tat... got this in January 2007... This one, I got for my dad. 03.09.1955 - 10.01.07... RIP
I was going through his art folder after he died, and his next Tattoo {he loved them like I do} was a dragon, similar to this, so I changed it to look cute and girlish, and for the tail to become an "S" for Steve

October 27, 2011

The Starters Excercise Plan

One of the other CM Mummies posted the link to this the other day... I decided that even though I already excercise a bit, I'm keen to try this, so today is day one...

October 26, 2011

look alikes?

Everyone always goes on about my boys being identical... I just don't see it... do you?

Cam - 6mths

Axel - 6mths

October 24, 2011

Best Pavement Sign I've Ever Seen

I came across this Sandwich Board on a pavement in Brisbane in 2010... Just wanted to share it with you :)

October 22, 2011

Review: Mumi&Bubi Solids Starter Kit

At the 2010 Parent and Child Show in Auckland I came across this neat looking product made by Mumi&Bubi.

It was their Solids Starter Kit.

I thought it looked so cool, and so easy to use that I bought it there and then {my sister did too}.  I have had to wait quite a while to be able to use this product, as I was only 4mths when I purchased it, and Axel didn't start solids till he was 5 1/2mths, but boy oh boy it was well worth the wait.

It has made it soooo easy to make all of Axel's food, the starter kit saves time, freezer space, money and sanity.  The trays hold up to 21 cubes of food, and lie flat in the freezer - it's genius! AND it's so easy to pop the cubes out.  The Mumi&Bubi E-Recipe book is also great... I never would have thought to give Axel lentils or even corgette/zuccini if it hadn't been for the recipe book.

So a big thank to you to Mumi&Bubi, for coming up with something that, I believe, was extremely needed on the baby market, and is so great, fun and easy to use. 

Peaches and Pear ready to go into the freezer

pears and lentils

mmmm pumpkin {one of Axel's fav}

My only gripe - I don't have one to give away, and after I no longer need the kit for Axel's baby food, I know I'm still going to find lots of uses for my ones, so wont even be able to offer that one up for a competition.  Sorry guys

Disclaimer: this is a personal review, where I have actually gone out and bought the product, then decided to review it for you all

October 20, 2011

Vege Garden

A couple of weeks ago we set down our vege garden... we changed location from last years garden, and also built it up - one might say "we are getting better at this" lol

We have planted:
  • lettuce {2 types}
  • tomatoes {3 types}
  • beans
  • cauliflower
  • silverbeet
  • capsicum {2 types}
  • spring onion {transplanted from last years garden}
We have corgettes and cucumbers to plant still at this stage, but they are going to go in last years spot so as not to strangle or take over this garden.

October 18, 2011

Party Planning...

The Cake
ready to cook {yes thats a roasting pan}


1st layer of buttercream icing on... and edible sides done

black fondant - on

and the grass

add some white lines and checks and you got a race track

the finished product

October 17, 2011

What a shame...

I absolutely MUST go Op Shopping this week... I mean, how else am I going to be able to get 24 T-shirts for the kids to make these

October 16, 2011

OMG How cute!!

he was just too tired to even finish his dinner

De-Leeshas Cakes

This is my new blog, which will be everything cakes and cupcakes

head on over to De-Leeshas Cakes and follow me there also.

October 14, 2011

Party Planning...

The Cupcakes

cooked and cooling

the icing

close up

at the party

October 12, 2011

growing up..

it is with much sadness that I have moved my final baby from the bassinet into the cot... Axel lasted 6 months 1 week and 3 days in his cariboo bassinet

October 10, 2011

Party Planning...

The Loot Bags

jazzing up the bubble mixture

and the loot bags

finished product

October 08, 2011

School Holidays are here...

School holidays here officially started yesterday afternoon at 2pm here...

Paris however, had already been dispatched on a plane to Melbourne on the Thursday night, for 10days with her dad.

Josh headed off with his mum yesterday at 3pm for a week with his mum...

Both of them are due back to us on Sunday 16th October...

So a lovely quiet week here for us... really quiet for Ian actually, as come Monday morning, me and the little guys, are off on holiday with my aunty for a few nights...

October 07, 2011

Sleep Training

A few weeks ago, Axel started waking more and more during the night... It started when he started teething and became a bad habit... he ended up waking 1-2hrly for feeding... after 3 weeks I was physically and mentally exhausted, so Tuesday night we started to train him...

I fed him as normal when he woke at 11.30pm and put him back to bed... then when he woke at 1.30am, Ian got up to him, and just cuddled him back to sleep... when he woke at 3.20am I fed him as per normal and put him back to bed, then at 4.30am when he woke, we just bought him into bed with us, as we had both agreed before starting this that we were tackling 1 wake up per night.

The second night he didn't wake at 11.30pm and instead slept through till 2.20am, at which stage Ian got up to him, and put him back to sleep, where he stayed till 4.20am!! then I fed him, and put him back to bed... he woke again at 5.45am and joined us in bed...

last night {night 3} and he was wrapped and put to sleep in his pram at trivia night {more on that another day}.. transferred to the car and then into his bed later. Woke at 12 for a feed... the slept till 4.30am fed, and back to sleep till 6.30...
So after 3 nights, I am feeling very refreshed but also very positive that we will beat the little bugger at his game

October 05, 2011

Party Planning...

The Jelly Cups {follow on from previous post}