Monday, April 14, 2014

This Week

Hello everybody!!! I took a quick break today to announce the winner of the Scholastic Easter Book Prize. Random generator picked #2 who is: Amber Boyce. So send me an e-mail and I will post the books out to you asap. Thankyou to the rest of you who commented. I like it when I get comments!

We celebrated Palm Sunday and the girls wore their Sunday best. They behaved so well, actually all the kids behaved quite well and I consider it to be a fantastic church morning if none of them ask to go to the toilet. It is alot to ask kids to sit quietly through one hour of mass (or longer) and I didn't even bring any snacks to entertain them.

Yes, I have made a start on the Easter dress. I cut out the pieces today (which I think is the most boring and yucky part). I hope to get started on some sewing tomorrow. I have a charity meeting and church again tonight so no chance of getting to sit at the sewing machine tonight. This week will go in the blink of an eye.
Last week I made this delicious banana and choc-chip cake from the CWA cook book. It turned out well considering I never creamed the butter with the sugar. I am laaaazy. I only melted it and added the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. I shall share the recipe if you like?? I seem to only make banana cakes. What is with that?
It did turn out rather sweet than what I am use to and a teeny bit dry but I really like it. The kids don't mind it either so I'll be using this as my go-to banana cake recipe as it still used butter but only half the block. I can't eat it this week as it's Holy Week and I'm fasting from all meat and dairy products. It's a bit hard when I want to snack on something but I guess it's better for me. I shouldn't complain as we are truly lucky to indulge ourselves when it comes to eating.

Onto other things. Two kids were shifted off to daycare and two stayed home with me today. Wow, can I say how much more I got done since the little ones are not nagging me to take them to the toilet, pour them juice and clean up after their mess? It's amazing how much time I have on my hands! Tomorrow, I promised the school kids that I'd take them to watch a movie. I use to wait until I had another adult to help me but since I'll only have two school aged kids it's easier. I've never actually done that before. I'll be glad to spend quality time with them. I'm afraid the more kids kinda means less special time with each child.


I caught up on loads of washing but it sprinkled a little outside later on. We are heading into Winter so the days are a bit rainier and cooler. I got some vacumning (sp?) done and basically have a pretty tidy lounge room, which of course, will not last very long once they are home again. I even created a boring new header. Yayy.


I'll leave you with a picture of my niece doing the cutest smoulder look on her face. She is adorable! She kept blowing out the candles thinking it was birthday candle and kept getting me to relight her candle. God Bless her sweetness.

How are your school holidays going? Any ideas on how to entertain the kids without blowing the budget? I need some.

1 comment:

Kristy said...

I complain when I have two kids at home that I can't get anything done or a moments peace, so it's quite funny to me that you managed to get so much done with two at home! I love childcare, I'd go insane without it