If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Twitter, you’ll know that we have a new (temporary) addition to our family. We have chosen to raise a Guide Dog puppy for 14 months. Continue reading
I hope everyone had a scary (and safe) Halloween this year! Halloween isn’t very popular in Australia (although more and more Aussies seem to be celebrating in recent years), but that doesn’t mean you won’t see Halloween stuff in the shops Continue reading
I did it – I had a fourth baby! As cute and fun as babies are (well, most of the time anyway), I do indeed hope that this is my last one! Continue reading
We celebrated my son’s second birthday yesterday with some “out of this world” cupcakes! Continue reading
This is a cupcake that I’ve had in the works for a few weeks – my “chocolate cake with a twist” cupcake challenge inspired me! Of course, I won’t enter my own competition, but I did want to try out my idea. Continue reading
I love tiramisu, but I haven’t had it nearly enough. In fact, I may have eaten tiramisu only twice in my life. The most recent tasting was amazing. Continue reading
We had a very small Christmas celebration – we opened presents here at home in the morning, and then we went to nana’s for lunch where we opened more presents. Continue reading
Can you believe Halloween is just around the corner? It certainly doesn’t feel like it’s been a full one year since the last one. I could swear that time is speeding up. Just for the time it takes you to read this post, I’d like to take you back in time to last year’s Halloween. Continue reading
My baby boy, Miles, turned 1 year old yesterday. I can hardly believe it. He’s been the sweetest, most easy-going baby I’ve dealt with so far. His only problem is that he still only has two teeth. I’ve been reluctant to try too many different foods, like the chewier or harder kinds, because of this. He doesn’t like a lot of the solid food that I give him, but so far he likes French fries (I know, worst food ever!), bread, crackers, cheese, yogurt and cucumbers. Bananas and strawberries and apples, not so much.
He doesn’t like pureed food. I believe it’s because he has to be spoon-fed to eat it properly, and when he sees his older sister and brother eating with their fingers or a fork or spoon, he wants to eat like they are. After all, spoon-feeding is for babies!
Recently I went shopping for bigger clothes for Miles with my mother-in-law and bought him a couple of outfits. You’d think that he could just wear clothes that his 3-year-old brother had grown out of, but don’t forget that we moved to the Southern Hemisphere – the summery clothes that fit his older brother when he was 1 year old will not do in winter Down Under! Our seasons are completely opposite and this has been a little annoying, as we’ve had to basically buy all new clothing for the baby. Ah well, it’s not all bad though – shopping for baby clothes is so fun (and terribly addicting)!
For Miles’ first birthday celebration I planned on making a simple batch of colorful cupcakes. I decided on chocolate-on-chocolate cupcakes with mini rainbow chocolate chip decorations.