Saturday, January 23, 2010

Another busy week

We've had a house guest for nearly a week much to the boy's delight, my sis-in-law has no kids of her own and is endlessly patient with my two. Despite the fact that she spent the week sleeping on the top bunk and being woken up early (by her standards, hehehe) by enthusiastically loud small children.

And, she spent a large amount of time with Master 4 putting together her Christmas gift to him, which is an Ant Mine.

Yes, it is sitting on what passes for my sewing table, the dining table and general crafting and crap-gathering table.
I'm finding the whole idea a bit icky, especially as the little buggers kept escaping through the breathing holes. Eewww, I really dislike ants inside!

Master 4 has also been creating his latest masterpiece...

A train, in case that's not immediately obvious. The poor kid is suffering a bit of a creative materials dearth, as most foods that come in boxes I no longer buy. Those boxes he used are from a bygone era, haha.

And Master 1 is having a current obsession with saws. The cutting wood kind. Not only does he want to use them, he enjoys using the word too. With many different inflections.

Saw. Saw? Saw! Saaaaawwwww!!!

In fact, I am ready to delete the word saw from the English lexicon.
Oh and he signs it too, just to make sure I know exactly what he's talking about.


One thing I am itching to do soon is a bit more fun baking, maybe some cupcakes? Problem is, I'm suffering a little bit of guilt now knowing exactly how not-good-for-you cupcakes in general are. Well I did know already, but now I know exactly and given the health issues of my extended family on one side, I'm trying to keep us on a very good path, food wise.

It's a bit of a balancing act, hey?

5 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

cupcakes, yay, why not do a vegan variety, with avocado & soy milk. let me know if you are interested.
as for the saw..hmm, well, what about "vrooommmmmmmmm, vrooom, vroooooooooooooommmm" and daddy's drill & smiling so pleased with himself :) well that was our day :)
I always tell them when they play with the saw, "if you cut your finger off it won't grow back", I know, I'm a terrible mum.

Kath Lockett said...

Nothing wrong with a cupcake - or seven - now and again

louisalowry said...

I made two of my three very happy this week when I made the vanilla buns Mum used to make - remember? Swedish coffee bread with vanilla custard on the inside - yum. Master F however has decided he doesn't like bread!!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

hey Cat,

here you go

http://melbourneepicure.blogspot.com/2009/11/vegan-chocolate-cupcakes.html

Cat J B said...

Aha, thanks for the recipe Cathie, though I might tweak it a bit to suit myself, as I don't use soy or vege oils. Avocado, mm mmmmm!

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