Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Celebrations

                                          

A few things happen all at once when we hit June. Elijah has his birthday and we took him bowling with a few young cousins. My manager at work lent me her silicon cupcake mould and I made him a big cupcake for his birthday. My go to cake mix is Betty Crockers Iressistables (sp?) Chocolate Mousse cake. Oh it's divine. The mousse cream is the best. There's a hole inside the cupcake on purpose just to fill with ice-cream or choc mousse. I think I put on an extra kilo that day ; )


The last minute birthday plan was bowling. It's the best place because the woodfire pizza is fantastic and overall it's a budget winner. One game was enough for the ten kids. The kids have a ball (except for Miss 8 who didn't enjoy it). He has this thing about lining up the empty pop tops and bowling them over with the basketball at home. Bowling is his thing. I love him. He's a bit on the crazy side and a bit slow with his speech so I'm keeping him back a year from Kindy so he can get up to par. I hope it's the right thing to do and I've been told by many mums that it is.  He is such a mummy's boy too.


Secondly, we hit Winter here Down Under and it's rather cold in the evenings. Sunday evening I made self-saucing chocolate pudding. It's awesome stuff. We didn't have fresh thickened cream so Miss 8 suggested ice cream which we had and it took it to a whole new level. It was delicious.

Last week I took him to Ikea and I bought this small Kallax unit to store their shoes. They keep dumping them on the floor and I find it hideously and annoying. Miss 8 helped me and in 40 minutes this little beauty came together. I bought the black Kona boxes instead of the more expensive plastic boxes. I love it.


Here he is enjoying his lunch at Ikea. He was really good and sat in the trolley for me instead of running around like a headless chook. I enjoyed the free coffee and quinoa/kale salad. Mmmmmm I don't plan to go back soon but it was sure fun.

When I leave work here is the view just before I hit the street. The lovely trees are shedding beautiful leaves. We are rugging up with jumpers, coats and boots. I kind of can't wait for Spring and I'll be hitting Summer when I go to the U.S. It cannot come any sooner. I've got my passport with the obligatory ugly mug shot and I'm trying to figure out what to bring on the plane. Maybe just a toothbrush and a change of clothes. Any suggestions for a long flight?

I am so excited I cannot even think about anything else.. lol.

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