Friday, September 21
Tuesday, September 18
Hooray, after a shocking few weeks of my two middle children been very ill, good health and happy smiling children can again be heard in my house!
The weekend was spent outside with paint brushes & paint to create rocket ships:-
With school holidays here in a few days, happy days are here.
Hope your week has started off well:)
Friday, September 14
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead!
Tuesday, September 11
I really did cherish some quality time with my two little ones to care for & enjoy the simple things without time frames & school runs to worry about:-
- playing on the floor with them
- leisurely bath with bubbles & toys
- reading books
- admiring our beautiful view & watching the sunset over the city skyline
- encouraging my climber to reach the top of the space net, he was so proud & so was his little sis proudly watching on
- even achieved some quiet sewing
The down side was daughter # 2, got very sick as of Friday and still is unwell now. I'm grateful for my little escape & feel a bit refreshed to face week ahead!
Wishing you all a happy week:)
Thursday, September 6
I'm feeling a little frazzled and need a bit of time out from daily routine and domestic life. My mother is currently in Bali and she has a lovely apartment over looking the river with fabulous city views. So whilst she is away I'm taking advantage of her apartment & hiding out for a couple of days with my two gorgeous little people.
My little man is so excited and keeps telling his sisters we are off on holidays to the city!
My current commissioned quilt is all packed, I'm hoping to get a bit of quiet sewing done whilst the little ones are napping!
See you in a few days, once I've recharged my batteries!
Hope you are all having a good week in your part of the world:)
Tuesday, September 4
This scrappy mini quilt is the perfect size for new borns, great for a bassinet, pram, in the car or tummy time. As the child grows older it can be used for creative play:- teddy bears picnic or to help make indoor cubby house.
It was fun to use up some scraps of fabric sitting in my stash of remnants from previous projects and also fabrics I purchased and only ordered some quantities of.
I've named it the"snuggle blankey":-
As always Little Miss Cheeky managed to get in the photo shoot!
Monday, September 3
We gave him a sleep in, till 8am, that's a sleep-in isn't once you become a parent?
Presents were presented to him in bed. Lots of handmade cards; posters; drawings & chocolate balls. All beautifully gift wrapped.
Then daughter #1 cooked an amazing breakfast. She planned it all her self including a menu card.
She made "Arabian buttered eggs with mint and lemon" found on Taste.com, her favourite cooking site. I must say they were fabulous. So good I thought I would share the recipe:-
Arabian buttered eggs with mint and lemon :-
350g (1 1/4 cups) Greek-style yogurt
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried chili flakes
1/2 bunch mint, leaves picked, small leaves reserved, large leaves roughly chopped
Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 1/2 tbs oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over low–medium heat. Add onion and 1/2 tsp salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until soft. Add 2 tsp lemon juice, stir to combine, then transfer to a bowl. Wipe pan clean and reserve.
Return frying pan to medium heat. Add remaining 105g butter, garlic and cumin, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add remaining lemon juice, season with salt, then cook for 1 minute or until sizzling.
In the afternoon we visited our local park & played croquet in the gorgeous Spring sunshine.
That night I made my husbands favourite dish "Green Chicken Curry", followed by "Little lemon dessert cakes", which was again created by daughter #1 & they also were rather amazing.