May I present you with a sugar fueled post: Today is C's third birthday (my time has flown) and our week has been filled with parties (friends with kids, family and childcare) and a large and very green crocodile cake.
Like any good internet savvy time deprived mum, I hit upon a cake theme, ordered some sponge from the local baker and then Googled. Found some outrageously detailed cakes, including this little how to. I opted for some drastic simplification (so that it didn't require the purchasing of, or practicing with, an icing piping kit), purchased some marshmallows and freckles and choc buds to go with the green food colouring that I already had, and set to work. It went down very well with the young lad, as did the kids party at the indoor play centre (went down surprisingly well with the adults too I'm pleased to say) and the bunch of helium balloons we had at home.
He's also the proud new owner of a set of bongo drums, some wonderful new books, a green bike with stars and a larger bike helmet with flames, that's nearly as big as mine. Growing up fast indeed. Definitely a toddler any more.
20 June 2010
Sorry, my blogging absence continues.
In my defense, we have been away. A week in Queensland, enjoying the warm(er) weather and time out from the usual routine to relax and dig on the beach and eat pineapples and the best strawberries that I've tasted for a long, long time (amongst other things).
I really needed a break from the usual routine.
Work has been flat out, but with the really big deadline over by the end of next week, hopefully I can recover a bit of the work/life balance that I used to enjoy.
As if work wasn't enough, there's also the fact that the Koala wasn't the only one with child at Australia Zoo. Thankfully I'm over the first trimester now, and the tests have all been good, so hopefully the intermittent nausea and utterly overwhelming tiredness (regularly falling asleep minutes after C has gone to bed) will subside and I may be able to pick up the crafting, making, creative pace again.
2 June 2010
I've done a post over at Sew Green about some of the kids books, with creative and environmentally aware themes, that we've been reading and enjoying lately. You can read it here, and are invited to share any books you have found and enjoyed with a similar theme.