Sunday, September 17, 2017

Birthday Tradition

On my Birthday the year Sienna was born I had a photo taken with the kids and Birthday cup cakes.  Each year on my Birthday I have continued this tradition and take the same photo and now I have 12 years of photos starting when Sienna was 6 months old.

I don't really care about presents on my Birthday as long as I get my "Birthday Photo" and hand made cards from the kids I'm good.  Here's a look at the last 12 years starting with Friday's photo for 2017.  The cupcakes have been purchased from the same bakery every year although it has changed hands over the years.  One year they ran out  so I had to buy some other ones from the supermarket in 2007.

The photos for the last 10 of the 12 years have been taken by me using a tripod and remote.  Get in the pics with your kids Mums.  As I'm the birthday girl I get to eat 2 cupcakes.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Around Here

Around here we are gearing up for our last week of Term 3 before two weeks of school holidays.  It's also my birthday week and my birthday tradition is taking a photo of myself and my kids with birthday cupcakes.  I started this tradition when Sienna was born so this year will be my 12th year and is very special to me.  Sienna had her end of season football presentation last week and James will have his this week.  We made our favorite Chicken & Leek pies and used the left over filling to make crepes with the filling the following evening.  I've written about the Chicken & Leek pie recipe over here previously.  Everyone has kitchen gadgets that they think they will use and end up being stored away in the cupboard however the pie maker is great.  It makes 4 pies in 8 minutes and you can put anything in them.  I buy Pampas Puff Pastry and one sheet makes 2 pies.  The pie maker comes with a cutter (imagine scone cutter but bigger) so one side of it makes the cut for the base and the other side makes the top.  So quick and easy.

Chicken & Leek Pies - see recipe link above.

Down time on our first Friday night we didn't have to head out to football.

Afternoon shadows.

Checking something up on Mum's phone.

Caramel popcorn for afternoon tea.

Chicken curry for dinner.

Homework and assignment time.

Dunking biscuits I wrote about in this post.

This is my birthday photo from last year.  I always use a tripod and self timer to take my pic.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Wholegrain Dunking Biscuits

I have loved following Matt and Lentil's story on Grown & Gathered blog and last week they posted a recipe for Wholegrain Dunking Biscuits so I decided to give them a go.