I got a number 1 cake tin the other day so I can make Aidan's first birthday cake.

It was a lot bigger then what I was expecting so I thought a practice cake was a good idea...

What a good wifey I am!


Sunday Fun!

The wet weather has been driving me up the wall and Aidan has hardly had any outside time.
I was hoping for a nice sunny day as we were off to the Markets and to Cyclone Sunday.

Too many clouds and no sun....grrr!

After the markets we went and had a coffee....
and Ahem, yes Aidan had his first babycino!
(Yes Daddy, you read that right ;)

Not happy...I want more!!
After the markets we went to the strand and the clouds were getting worse and the wind was picking up.

I was so hopeful!

I really wanted to stay at the strand longer because only my favourite radio station in the world were broadcasting there from 10am.

Aidan was getting antsy just sitting in the pram and he couldn't go down on the ground for a crawl because it was wet.

He had fun looking around and he got a balloon!
This is a big step for me...kids and balloons are a huge FEAR...

Loaded up with all of his goodies :)

A big day out and ready for bed.


Fluffy Butt

Today we did cloth....all day.

And we're going for the night as well!

This is one of the nappies and the boosters that can be added.
Aidan doesn't have all of the boosters in during the day because he gets changed regularly...however they are in for the night
Hello Man sized wee!
Lets hope he wakes up dry!!

No more photos Mum!!

Getting ready for bed!

Even with all the layers his big butt still fits into his jimjams.

We seem to have a bit of an animal print happening.
It didn't happen on purpose...I am waiting for some new prints...soon!


I'm selling my bike....

If I blog about it then I have to commit right?

I love my bike but since my car accident I haven't been able to ride it much.

So it is for sale :(

On the bright side I will be getting a mountain bike which will be easier on my back and more family friendly.


Fig, Pecan and Ginger Cookies

Miner Marto is off tomorrow so I made him something for the trip out.
I dont like ginger so I thought this would be perfect in that I wouldn't be tempted.
Oh they are sooo nice and crunchy...YUM!

85g (1/2 cup) figs roughly chopped (I used semi dried)
200g (1 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar (this is more then what I world normally use, however the first time I make something I follow the recipe exactly then tweak)
125ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
115g (3/4 cup) self-raising flour (I always use wholemeal)
115g (3/4 cup) plain flour (wholemeal)
2 tsp ground ginger
70g (1/2 cup) pecans

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
Combine sugar, oil, egg and vanilla in a large bowl.
Add flours and ground ginger and stir until combined.
Add pecans and figs and stir to combine.
Roll mixture into 24 portions and place on lined trays about 5cm apart. Press each cookie to flatten slightly. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and place on rack to cool.

Clearly I didn't make 24!!