Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Flowers, Family, Feet and Food

Last Saturday we went to the Botanic Gardens and then took a short walk to our new flat! It's so close to everything and I think my life as a walking everywhere mom has just improved. When I go to the gardens I feel so happy. All the colors, petals and lush green give me serenity and the warmth in the greenhouses is mmmmm, yummy. And just to keep it real, we had a couple of kinks at the start of the day. I stopped to look in my favorite charity shop and got separated from Jason and the kiddos. I thought he was walking ahead to the gardens and he was waiting nearby on a side road. We eventually found each other. . .

Red Angel Trumpets

Little Dahlias-- (I had bright red dahlias in my wedding bouquet which became the inspiration for our sweet Dahlia's name). There are so many beautiful kinds of Dahlias and I love how the petals are overflowing and bursting with life. Below are some other Dahlias I found online. The first one has an amazing design.

Camellias --The flowers that I was named after

We also spent some time in the children's garden where they grow fruits and vegetables that the kids can pick at. Soren is always drawn to the fresh chives that are growing. He's love to eat them and come home with chive breath!

Soren took this of me while I as standing on my head. He's getting pretty good with his photo skills.

One time Jason and I were at a whole foods market and they were selling roasted vegetables so we tried them. Jason decided he could make them and make them better. Well, he did and his recipe is AMAZING! If you'd like it just let me know. I've since learned how to make them and they're actually easy!

I made this cake for Soren's nursery school. It's a vanilla cake and instead of using regular milk I used vanilla rice dream. I think it made it even tastier. I have this obsession with bunt cakes and was lost without mine when we moved here. Last October Bridget got me this one for my Birthday!

Finally, here is Soren doing his iceskating move on his buggy board. Such a great invention. He can hop on and off whenever he wants to.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dahlia DAW-ling

She has her Daddy's blue eyes and weighs 14 lbs and 14 ounces.
At the beginning of this month I had a 3 month old and a 3 year old. Now I have a 4 month old and a 4 year old!!!

To see the inspiration for my mushroom cake and cupcakes go here . . .Soren thought it was pretty neat.

We had a great time with family and Soren's aunt Bridget taught him how to play "Froggy's in the Milk Pan and Can't Get Out". . . and we ate way too much cake! Note to self: Don't plan a Birthday party for a 4 year old in the evening. By the end of the party it was HIS party and he could cry if he wanted to. A little too much sugar goes a long way!

He got a superman pajama outfit from his Grandma Pat and when he put it on he asked "now can I save the day?" I told him "yes" and he said, "for real?"--it was so funny.

Peace, love and happiness. . . peace out.