May 2013 archive

What’s for dinner – Food Network Stars edition

We watch a lot of Food Network. It’s always safe to have one when the kids are around and it frequently inspires a dinner menu. Here are a few of our recent favourites: We were watching Pioneer Woman the other night – it’s Ashlyn’s favourite show because it’s on a farm and she has a lot of kids – and Ree made salisbury steak which I’ve never had before. Silly me, I actually thought that it was steak, not ground beef! I was skeptical but it was delicious, especially with the cornbread muffins Read more […]

Kidorable Kids Towels are your cure for the summertime blues (coupon code)

Oh summer fun, how we’ve missed you! As far as my girls are concerned, as soon as the snow is gone, it’s time to play outside – preferably  in some sort of water. Splash pads, sprinklers, pools, water’s all a good time! It never fails to make me laugh because these girls of mine turn purple and cry in the pool during their swimming lessons if the water is too cold, but at the slightest hint of a sunny day they’re begging to have the pool and water table filled up with freezing cold Read more […]

Wordless Wednesday – Star Wars Identities

Since we’re big Star Wars fans in our house (as evidenced by Rowan’s Star Wars birthday party and our Star Wars cookies), it’s no surprise that we bought tickets for the Star Wars Identities exhibit at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum as soon as they became available. We all had a lot of fun and the girls got to pick a toy from the gift shop at the end which they wanted to play with as soon as we got in the van. The next day Rowan was playing quietly and when we went to investigate, this Read more […]

How to make the coolest sandbox ever

Step 1: Mention that your current backyard sandbox is getting too small for your kids; when a friend suggests having your husband build them a new one immediately go online to find the most perfect plans for a sandbox with built-in seats that turn into the lid. Step 2: let your husband see your children crammed into their current sandbox. Step 3: show your husband the plans the next day, try not to fall down from shock when he goes right to Home Depot to get the supplies. Step 4: admire Read more […]

Making a princess cake for a princess’s 4th birthday

To the surprise of no one, Ashlyn chose a ‘princess’ theme for her birthday party last weekend. In order to make a princess cake, I decided on a rainbow velvet cake baked in a bundt pan and one of those creepy half-doll things you can find at craft or bulk stores. I started by making the cake, using more food colouring gel this time to make the colour more vibrant: Next came the fun part: decorating it! I placed a regular sized cupcake inside the middle of the bundt cake, then a giant cupcake Read more […]

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