Sunday, March 15, 2009

The girls bake a cake

The kids are always looking for something fun to do on a Saturday and always wanting to play with friends. I'm finding that I would rather have them hang out here and so asked Mesa if she wanted to bake a cake or something which she thought sounded like a good idea but an even better idea if her friends could come and help her. So Mesa, Aqua, and Jesse came over and baked a double layer white cake and wanted to go all out on the icing. Here are some pics of the fun they had.
5 colours of icing??

As scary as she looks

Also as sweet as she looks :)

There was ALOT of tasting going on

The finished product. A bit scary but hey, as long as they're happy with it!

Friday, March 6, 2009

And the picture is.....

Ok! Well I could think of a million other pics I have that would be so much more interesting and exciting to look at than this one! But this is actually a perfect depiction of the moodiness of my oldest daughter. Actually, now that I look more at the photo I can see that she was in a moment of laughter because this was actually Mother's Day last year if I remember correctly and she was being a poop and so I decided to take some pictures of her acting like a sour puss so she could see what she looked like. She was avoiding the camera which is why she was slouched down and had started to be momentarily happy. Aaahhh, the joys of a 12 year old.
I'm off in search of the perfect house coat. I wonder if that is the current name for them? I want something cottony, cool and light that I can just throw on any old time to go downstairs after waking up or after a shower. I don't know what I'll find but I'm so going to make one if I have to go to 2 more stores before finding MY wrap. It also has to be the perfect length because...well, just because. I'll let you know how my search goes. I know you'll all be biting your nails waiting for me to return! hahahah

Monday, March 2, 2009

Dost mine eyes decieve me?

So I'm walking in the store the other day and something stops me dead in my tracks.
What does that look like to YOU? Ketchup chips perhaps? Oh MY GOSH! My heart starts beating faster with the thought that this new discovery just may make my day...or my week...or my year! Well, not really putting THAT much hope into some crispy things surrounded by a plastic foil bag. I mean after all, they ARE ripple chips. That's a negative first off. I mean have you EVER had a rippled ketchup chip? I don't think so. But nevertheless I buy and of course buy the pop to go along with it...7-up so it doesn't interfere with the flavour too too much. Mesa was with me and so she cracked em open before we even left the parking spot we were in and after a min or two I say "Well, they're not bad?" hmmm, still analyzing the flavour. They taste alot more like ketchup than their Canadian counterpart (is that the right word btw? counterpart? whatever) My end decision is to give them a 5 or 6 out of 10 based soley on the comparison between my absolute all time classic fave Old Dutch. If I had never had ketchup chips in my life and had nothing to compare them to I would have to say they are pretty tasty. It takes a really bad tasting chip for my tastebuds to reject. After I said they weren't bad Mesa pipes up "Not bad?! Are you kidding me? They're terrible!" I laughed. She's so dramatic at times. Kind of like her mother. ahem!
BTW, this is what it says on the back of the bag "A classic Australian Taste!" Yah right... also, "Two Aussie favourites unite to bring you the Smith's Heinz Big Red flavoured chip. The freshest Australian potato is peeled and sliced...then cooked and seasoned...with the rich and tangy flavour of Heinz Big Red tomato sauce" Hahahaha Tomato Sauce!! That's hilarous. Well, we know one thing Canadian chip companies are better at don't we...I...?