Friday, August 28, 2009


Hubby out of town Twin A throwing up all night Two days of dishes in the sink Hit the freezer with no hope of dinner What to eat? A beautiful, plentiful, comforting tub of mother-made scalloped potatoes. Happy Helen

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Aunty Sandi Baby Cardigans

:: Nola

:: Kira
I grew up wearing knitted cardigans and home made clothes. I remember my Mum and Aunty Sandi laughing and knitting nonstop for entire weekends. Somehow, between the endless cups of tea and interruptions of four kids they managed to produce beautiful creations.
Even though we now live on different continents and Mum and Aunty S are not able to co-knit, Aunty S has kept my girls warm and cozy in coordinated cardigans. I keep a special box with all of the lovely things Aunty S has made the girls over the last 3 years. One of the girls' favorite activities is to try on all the cardigans and see how much they have grown. Thank you Aunty S - we love you xx.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

A Trip to the Farmer's Market

I try to savor this very special time in our life when we can experience the amazement and wonder of being two years old. These girls have taught me so much.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday

I have been reading a lot about bento boxes lately and thought Muffin Tin Monday would be a good place to start. My first attempt is inspired by our recent trip to the beach... Sun: carrots and carrot sticks Boat: deviled egg and green bell pepper on blue colored rice Sand Castle: pita bread on hummus Water: Gold Fish on blue colored rice Beach Ball: jam spread on a banana slice with apple sauce Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Still Life

Nola's first attempt at a still life drawing - she called her masterpiece Lemon.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Our First Crop

I have dreamt of gardening with the girls since I first found out that I was pregnant. Not that I have ever gardened before, I just loved the idea of growing things - babies and veggies.

Last year Eric secretly cleared a space and planted herbs for my birthday - very loving as it was July and 100 degrees out. Only the rosemary survived.

This year we did a lot better. The girls and I planted more herbs as well as tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and peppers. The squash was doing very well, but rotted at the root and died (any tips on what might have gone wrong are appreciated...) Everything else is still alive and growing.

We were all very excited to harvest our first cucumber. We brought it in, cut it up, and munched on it all afternoon.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

"Band-Aid Mummy?"

No cause for alarm - I was the girls' craft today...