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Monday’s Music Moves Me – Owls are the cutest!


I’m combining posts today. I was bitten by the crochet bug again yesterday after seeing one of my daughter’s friends winter hat. I immediately jumped on ravelry and found this owl patterned hat – because anyone who knows me well, will know that I am am all but obsessed with them. Hannah bears the brunt of my obsession recently – she now has an owl backpack and all her bedding is owl themed. Gabrielle didn’t escape either… I got her owl pajamas 😉 I’ve been thinking about how to incorporate more owls… I wanted to decorate the girl’s bathroom with owls – they have a gorgeous set available at Target, but my Hubby has started a fish/ocean theme and I just don’t have the heart (or the money) to change it up on him. Soooo… when I saw this hat, I had to make it. And since I finished it today, I decided that owls would be my musical theme this week. I will state that I am not so excellent at crochet… but all that matters is that Leia loves the hat (despite it’s one eye being off, and it being a little large). So don’t hate on my crochet skills 😉

Leia modeling her, albeit bit big, owl ear flap hat!

And now… onto the music!

This one has been a favourite of mine, all my life. The animation in this is very cute too!

I discovered this one this morning when I was scouring youtube for owl song… I love it… will have to watch the movie now!

Happy Monday everyone!! 🙂


Food Fight Friday – Oreo Spiders!!


I was in two minds over what to post this week for FFF… after all I baked bread, cookies, a really banging chicken pot pie and truely awesome roast chicken with scalloped potatoes. However, when Kirsten and I started making these, I couldn’t help but fall in love with their cuteness.

They were so easy too – microwave your oreos for 10 to 15 seconds, remove the top and lay in your pre-cut (by you) twizzlers, put the top back on and use decorating gel for their eyes. Voila! Spider! I do have to comment that you have to use the pull apart twizzlers, or it won’t work. Anyways, these were a lot of fun and the kids sure did love them at our pumpkin carving party yesterday.

Happy Halloween everyone!!


And so it begins…


Today is going to be awesome. Awesomely busy! I have two small people heading off to the doctors, I have kindergarten orientation and dinner club tonight – not to mention cleaning the house and getting organised for the last item, oh and making bread in there somewhere. PLUS I get to get my geek on today. My husband brought me a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it will be here in less than an hour.

Tomorrow is a day full of meal planning, grocery shopping list creation, coupon clipping, one more child taken to the doctors, hair cuts and probably more geekery 😉

Saturday is full of grocery shopping, wardrobe repair (I hope) before I have to sell daughter #4, ravioli making and as always, piles of laundry.

Sunday, I hope, is going to be slow in prep for Monday.

Monday… Monday when hubby returns to school for his final semester of nursing school, when Samantha starts grade 4 (!!!!) and Naomi starts Kindergarten. When did she get old enough for that?! Plus Leia going off to the VPK program for the first time. Added to that two ballet classes.

Bring it on! I live for this time. When I get decent amounts of me time, I can do my work in peace, and my children are happily occupied and excited to be living.

So, I’d better stop sitting here and get on with the chore… after all… I want to be able to get my geek on properly when Sean gets home in an hour. I’d hate for chores to get in the way of me wasting my time in the android market 😉

I finally found the nerve to cut it…


I had my first ever baby shower this past Saturday. I had a fantastic time and was completely delighted with the awesome company and gifts that Gabrielle and I recieved – including the baby swing I had been coverting! I was/am thrilled and feel very very lucky.

Anyways, one of the highlights was the cake. Kirsten over at Gone Bananas had her friend make it and it was super impressive!!

My baby shower cake - words say "Welcome Gabrielle Elizabeth Marie".

But when the time came to cut the cake… we all quailed. It seemed… well wrong to cut into the pregnant tummy. Some suggested giving the poor body a c-section like I am getting. In the end we all decided to seperate the body from the base and just cut into that…. We did get Kirsten to check under the skirt to try and figure out whether the main part was cake or rice crispie treats. She delicately declared it was cake. 😉

We were all too superstitious to cut into the pregnant body!

The base was a lovely vanilla cake with jam and frosting in the middle. I’ve sat/stood and looked at the main part of the cake for three days… Listened to my girls ask desperately for more cake – it horrified them that they would not be getting any. I was just superstitous. I mean… what would happen if I did cut into it? Silly, yes!

But tonight, I was bored. I wanted something sweet that I didn’t have to bake or make. There was the cake sitting there. It didn’t survive. My son chose the right breast (men!) and discovered in the process that they were made out of rice crispie treats 🙂 I had some “waist” and stomach, and discovered that Kirsten was correct… it was chocolate cake in fact.

But.... I finally gave into temptation... and also answered a question we'd all had at the party... cake or rice crispies? Both!

So the belly has now been broached so to speak, and oh boy did it taste good!