Thursday, December 31, 2009

The end of 2009 ...

And what a way to end it...
stinking hot day, then thunderstorms

My 2 most favourite people in the world, our last photo for 2009.
I hope that next year is
not full of dramas ...
full of dreams...
And one dream of mine is happening in Feburary.
We are off to Disneyland ..
What a great start to the year.
I hope to all that read this blog, have enjoyed all my photos and news of what is happening in my little world.
I also wish all of you the best for 2010 and hope that everyone of you have a wish or dream come true.
Love Lee-Ann xxx

1st birthday party tonight ...

For my cute little nephew

He was 1 on Boxing day, but the BIG party is tonight
NYE ...

All the cousins on Boxing day

The cake for tonight which I made.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

It's over for another year ....

Well its over for another year. How fast does the day go ??
We had a great few days, full of family and fun..oh and eating and drinking.
Started the celebrations on Christmas eve with having 18 here for a bbq tea, then playing Wii "just dance" what a laugh ..
Christmas morning kids were awake about 6.30am ... Santa had been, they have all been good !
Those who didnt stay the night arrived by 8am for breakfast, our traditional Ham on toast.
My uncle got an 11kg ham..think that might feed us LOL
then present opening time ...
Everyone loved their presents, and all spoilt again.
Christmas lunch was only 8 of us, and very quiet
Roast pork, chicken, ham , turkey, picked pork.
roast potatoes, pumpkin, beans, peas, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower..
Mums homemade pudding with custard ...mmmm
Boxing day everyone was back..23 this time ..
for cold meats, salad, cheesecake, trifle , fruit salad..
and birthday cake for my adorable little nephew
who turned 1.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

An early Christmas present

for me ....
from one of my bestest friends
a cute cupcake stand..

Saturday, December 19, 2009

6 more sleeps...

Madeline, Milo & Sebastian 2009

Sebastian, Jasper & Madeline 2008

To the Big Jolly man in Red arrives...

have you been good ???

I have dropped lots of hints -

and given them the Pandora catalogue , funny it has circles around some charms
wonder how that happened ??
..hint hint !!

Both Mad & Seb have made their lists.

some of the requests are ...

Manchester United stuff ...
Crazy catch - its a rebound soccer net...
more Manchester stuff...

wants her second ear piercing - not until she is 16 !
Manicure & pedicure ..
t.v in her room ...NO
I phone - not unless her mum gets one too LOL

and her last request I or Santa just cant do ...

bring Jasper back...

he was our 18yr old mini foxie who died last year ...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A busy day decorating .....

Madelines house
Sebastians house

After spending 2 hours this afternoon re-arranging Sebastians bedroom ready for his new bed, we started to decorate the gingerbread house and men.

We also made 2 chocolate houses, 1 for us and one for nana - my mum

She popped up to help decorate and eat chocolate..

Seb made mums with her help and Mad made ours ...

The gingerbread men ....

Mad & Seb each decorated a side of the house, so there was no theme apart from

"I can put more on than you" !!

Left side - Sebs
right side - Mads

Madelines side - she made a "M" in jelly beans,
you can just make it out inbetween the M&M's !

Sebs side - he loves freckles !

We had a fun night full of mess, laughing and eating ...

I love doing things with my 2 favourite people xxx

So now all I have left to make are the shortbreads ...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas cakes done .....

24 fruit cake cupcakes

and this is 1 of the 4 smaller fruit cakes..
now onto the gingerbread house !

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Biscuits and a WIP ...

Here are some of the biscuits I did last night in my last class.
Love the penguins ..more for decoration than eating.
The Santa is meant to be an Aussie Santa in swimming trunks !

Lolliop biscuits ...

My Mill Hill Mountaineer Santa's ..
I done, 1 started, 1 to go ...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I'm running out of time !!!

I am slowly running out of time before Santa arrives...

I have shopping to do.. checking my list, 1, 2 & 3 times ..

I have my last cupcake class Wed night - its a christmas biscuit one - so be prepared for photos

I have just put a double lot of fruit into a container with heaps of brandy to soak, I need to make christmas cakes and going to attempt some fruitcake cupcakes ..fingers crossed they work.

Kids want to make a gingerbread house - which we will do

I want to make christmas biscuits and name each one for the christmas table gift - only have to make 18 !!

We have Mad & Sebs school concert next thursday night - need to get costumes

Madeline has an overnight school camp and i am helping do the breakfast

Also have end of year school parties they both want me to help out with on the same day at 2 different places and make party food.

I want to finish, but have my doubts, my cross stitch mountianeer Santa bell pull , done 1, 2nd in progress, 3rd - well maybe Christmas 2010.

Oh one last thing I forgot - work nearly every day until christmas - even weekends, and no doubt there will be a midnight shift in there :-)

We also have my nephews 1st birthday on Boxing day, but party on NYE. I am making the cake - its a pirate theme, so its going to be a pirate cake. So have to make sure I have all the colours and ingredients from the cake deco shop before christmas.

So think I may need to plan my days and nights for a while to get it done point really complaining as its....

and I love it xxx