Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekend Pics

Hubby took a much deserved day off on Friday and we headed off to Quaggaskloof Dam for the weekend. The weather was not great but it was so good to get out of town. We have been trying to get there for year!

It was cold, windy and raining on Friday but the boys could not resist trying to get the quad bike going. They managed to push it up the hill but that was about all the riding they got in for the weekend.

We settled to an afternoon of playing games as it was too wet and cold to be outdoors.

The sun greeted us on Saturday and the wind had dropped.

The little boys happily scrubbed the boat clean in the hopes of some fun on the water that afternoon.

They had great fun swimming in the dam while T went to town to try and get the boat sorted out.

They finally got to enjoy a short ride on the dam but the engine was not doing too well so that was it for the weekend.
It was great to get away from it all and enjoy the mountains and open spaces.

Hooray no cooking tonight!

After a lovely weekend away, the older two children went to the Pick n Pay School of Cooking for the morning today. I am feeling as if I may be getting sick so it is a real treat that I don't have to think of dinner tonight.

They made individual deli style pies filled with chicken and mushrooms....

I just need to add a salad!

Desert is.....

delicious apple tart with caramel cream sauce....can't wait for dinner!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Incredible Cake

It has a been a while since I got around to posting so there is lots to catch up on!
Our sweet teen had a birthday party with her friends a few days after her actual birthday. They hung out chatting ,eating, singing sing star and dancing on the dance mat. A lot of fun was had by all! Big brother J had moral support from K's ballroom dance partner and I think the guys didn't mind all the girls.

She had the most incredible cake... a cow cake lovingly made by Aunty T. Each cow on the cake was handmade and each one different. A real labour of love!

I forgot to get candles for the cake but thankfully I had these left over from J"s 13th .We couldn't stick them into the cake, so K held them and I cant remember why she laughed so hard when we sang to her.... but I just love this happy photo!

Of course one of the best things was that cousin P was here to share the fun!