Sunday, September 28, 2014


 A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

10 - he fell on his scooter and chipped his front tooth.
8 - reading and waiting at the dentists while the tooth was fixed, thanks ACC.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

getting back to blogging... maybe

Totally unrelated photos today. Wee bowls we made from air dry clay using this tutorial.
On Wednesday I did a wee photo shoot for a lovely New Plymouth family and they mentioned that their daughter's teacher back home reads my blog!  So hi teacher!  It still seems strange to me that people read this, especially since I'm really not doing it much these days apart from the weekly photos.

I'm loving my special bread rising basket
I realised that I still haven't blogged the last day of our Gold Coast holiday (from November) or the final day of Splore.  There are many fun times that I've photographed and not bothered to share.  I realise that if I don't blog them then those pictures will just stay on my hard drive and that's kind of boring.

It makes lovely shaped bread as long as I don't over prove it
So maybe there will be some random (old) stuff blogged here.  M says I should just do blogging all day every day.  Really that's not going to happen.  Maybe I should just get more into instagram or something? Argh I don't know.  Any suggestions are welcome.  What do you think?

Sunday, September 14, 2014


  A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

8 - good morning time to get up!
10 - cooking dinner, he made kebabs and couscous, it was delicious.  I go through patches of encouraging the boys to cook and then totally forgetting to do it.  I'm determined that they'll leave home cooking and cleaning for themselves.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

the family dinner and games

We had two extra boys sleep over recently.  I can't actually remember what dinner was but the dessert was something special.  We made coconut dairy free ice cream and let the kids go crazy with the toppings.  We had peaches, marshmallows, mini waffle cones, chocolate chips and sprinkles.

Oh yes, we had little umbrellas too.

At the end of last year I blogged about a library book I had called "The Family Dinner".  I loved it so much that B bought if for me for Christmas.  It's part recipe book, part dinner ideas book.

We've been trying out some of the games and conversation ideas.  It was quite handy with all the rowdy boys at the end of dinner.  We played I have never... 

One person starts with a statement that's true for them "I have never been to Christchurch".  If you have been to Christchurch then you have to raise a finger.  Once you have five fingers up you're out.   It may also be a drinking game but we didn't get into that ;)  It was a really nice way to get to know the boys' friends a little better too.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014


 A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014

10 & 8 - Cuties playing dress ups at our friends' place... please stay little a bit longer!