Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ginger Bread houses

I had a friend and her 3 kids come over for Ginger bread house decorating
 and construction on Monday.
I am pretty sure the kids had fun creating.
Three of the houses worked well and two of them not so well, I  just couldn't get them to stick together, I think the roof may have been too thick making it heavy.
Byron took his across the road to show the neighbour and very kindly gave it to them.
The works in progress
The Final products

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Off to the movies

We are meeting a friend and her kids at the movies tomorrow.
We have on occasion made up zip lock bags with lollies in it for the kids when we go to the movies, so they have there own.
Ainsley said mum can we make up Party bags? No sooner were the words out of her mouth I was in the cupboard getting the cutest bags out for this exact occasion.
I saw them at Ikea a few weeks ago and couldn't put them back on the shelf.
So we made up a little stash and decorated the rest of the snowmen cookies.
I didn't put too many lollies in them as I am sure my kids will still ask for  a frozen drink and popcorn.

Santa bags with the little stash.

Are they not the best bags? there are 12 in the pack and they are all different Santa's from around the world.
They had wrapping paper as well but they had sold out of the individual packs, I did buy a little pack of cards though hahahahah.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Some festive baking.

Ainsley and I  have managed a bit of Christmas baking and decorating.
The Reindeer's were for her end of year class party at school.
The Puddings were with the leftovers from the Reindeer's, The chocolate had started to fall off where it had melted a bit but they still look like what they were meant to be, don't they?
 The melted Snowmen have been on my list for a while now and when one of the ladies at work bought some in on Friday and I showed it to Ainsley she was very impressed.
We made choc chip cookies for the kids last day and they took them in little individual bags with ribbons tied to  them, The cookie dough makes approx 80 small sized cookies so I usually make the whole mix and freeze what I don't need.I didn't take photo's.
But as I made the cookies in the morning before school the cookie dough was in the fridge all ready to be baked and turned into snowmen today.
Ainsley did a great job decorating hers,She was very good at the icing pen, I think she may have been better than me.
She did however get  a bit carried away with accessories on her last one,trying to add all the lollies she could hahahaha.
The Santa hats are oh so easy and got me thinking about cheesecake stuffed strawberries so they have been added to the menu for our Christmas.
The Reindeer's
My snowmen
Ainsley's snowmen
Mr and mrs snowman
Santa hats

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Christmas wreath.

I know I was a little late but I just finished my 1st ever wreath, Yay for me.
I am pleased with how it turned out.
love the colours.