October 31, 2012

20121020 photo shoot with Jolanda at Hollard

this one is hanging in our house - huge on A0 canvas

Which is your favourite?

October 27, 2012

Window paint and painting canvases

This was another one of those projects where I tried to reward the kids for napping weeks and weeks on end, and eventually just said, "do your morning stuff quickly and we can do window paint".

The key is in making everything sound exciting.Which I'm good at, judging from how excited mine are to cook and clean :)

If I could record their expressions when I said we're going to paint on the windows...priceless. They checked a couple of times with me to see if I was really going to allow painting on the window :)

love the colour in this pic
and then when my windows were messy, I got out some canvases
masterpiece 1
more windows
masterpiece 2
precious baby hands
this is my favourite pic :)

October 23, 2012

These two love umbrellas

Kendra and Connor LOVE my umbrellas so I decided to get them their own.

The day I bought them I'd just presented them when it started raining - perfect timing to test them out for a few minutes :)

October 21, 2012

Making doughnuts

So I'd been trying to reward the kids with making doughnuts if they napped well but that was just not working... for about three weeks.

Eventually, they had a good nap one Sunday and the first thing Connor asked me when he woke was, "we're going to make doughnuts today?"


 They look cross but they're not cross about the doughnuts, only about the pics, because they want to get on with the action :)

Of course I need to document it because it takes real mental effort for me to purposefully be messy.

check the fashions - Kendra loves her slipper socks...

okay, there we have a laugh
mixing is serious business
look at that concentration
both getting in on the action
and the result? gorgeous little doughnuts
the kids had them just as is... but D and I had ours with cinnamon sugar
 The doughnut maker is from Clicks.

The recipe says that it makes 24 mini doughnuts. I made mine too full for the first round (see pic above) so I got exactly 21 (3 sessions of 7).

I can thoroughly recommend it - it's totally non-stick - I didn't even have to use Spray and Cook - and it really cooks in just 2 minutes... perfect for the toddler patience :)

October 20, 2012

Gillooly's Farm - a picnic

We had two hours free this morning, the kids were antsy and I said to D, "let's go to Gillooly's for a picnic".

Also, anything to let these two run off some of that energy :)

Kendra. I love this pic!

the running around :)

It was perfect timing, really. The sky started clouding over just as we started getting ready to leave and it started drizzling while driving home.

October 16, 2012

First dental visit

Kendra and Connor's first visit to the dentist... and they loved Dr Shaffner, as much as I do.