Saturday, 20 September 2008

Cooking with MaMa...

So instead of having an actual birthday party for Jake this year we did something I had been wanting to do for awhile but hadn't actually got around to organising it....we got the cousins together and had a 'Cooking with MaMa' (Mike's mum) party.

We had a little chef party and made our own pizza's...and had spotty chocolate milk.

Now I had to add this one of you know he was actually the above party photos he's...well...Jake's toys - especially his star wars spaceship - just proved much more temptation than pizza! But he showed his face every now and then...

...and this is what mummy had been waiting for allllll day!
A chance to use the kitchen blowtorch...we made an icecream volcano cake for Jake...icecream in the middle, rice crispy treat next and then meringue on the outside...jake was insistant on the lava...actually running down the sides like it's supposed to - the picture only showed a little bit of sprinkled lava on the top...he said it wasn't like a real volcano...and so we did our best to accommodate his requests!!! You can't half tell he's an architects grandson....details, details, details!!!

Thursday, 18 September 2008

I was going through some old pictures from back in March...organising and all that...and came across gave me a good laugh...I realise that some of you might find this rather hideous...and yes I agree...I can definitely appreciate that perspective...but I also find this quite hilarious...simply because it shows my kids at their best!! They love to make people laugh!

Monday, 8 September 2008

father's day & more...

One afternoon a few weeks ago I took the kids out for some photos after school...I have to say I think we had one of the funnest afternoons in ages...the kids enjoyed it and they were really getting into it...I mean who wouldn't when your mother actually 'encourages' you to go hitch hikin'!

So these were some photos we took for Mike's mums birthday...I have to say this was my favourite part...I was trying hard not to laugh so that the pictures wouldn't be blurry when a car actually drove by with some old guy crackin' up laughing at my kids!...not helping!

And these were for daddy for father's day...yes we have father's day in September...NOT June!

the ebay sign was especially for Mike since he's always telling the kids if they're naughty that he'll sell them on ebay...which the kids find quite hilarious...and then they sit there and have a discussion on how much they think Daddy will get for them!

and this...

well this was just random...but Jake was in such a funny mood that afternoon that he started to do this hilarious little dance...this was definitely one of those moments that I wish I had my video camera on me!