Monday, December 28, 2009

Digger Cake


For months and months before his 3rd birthday, Kaiden was set on what sort of cake he wanted - a Digger cake! It was Brett's sculpting skills that brought this masterpiece to life. Kaiden loved it and was telling everyone all about it, right down to the chocolate rocks in the scoop and the fires (candles) on the back.

EB Secret Santa 09 Sent



I went with a 'cooking theme' sending my parcel of goodies to *Rubes* (who doesn't have a blog). An album of Christmas recipes, an apron using this pattern and more Christmas fabric from Lincraft and an embroidered tea towel.

EB Secret Santa 09



Wow! What a lucky girl am I? Look what I received in the EB Secret Santa swap, some gorgeous handmade jewelery - a necklace and bracelet. There was also a very nice smelling candle which I could smell through the packaging but unfortunately it didn't make it through our Brissie heat (and probably being kept inside the postie's van in a very hot day). I'm not exactly sure who sent it to me..maybe it was Indomum (who doesn't have a blog that I know of). Whoever it was - thank you!!

Present for Mac


A little girl's top in Christmas fabric from Lincraft, the blue fabric from Spotlight, pattern by that*darn*kat

Presents for Jordan


A few little embroidered bibs for the stocking.

Pink Fig Patchwork Skirt


Made this, using this pattern for my niece Lauren. It has lots of twirl!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Montessori Child's Apron


I finished this recently for a Secret Santa swap for a little boy who enjoys a good session of biscuit baking. The pattern was too easy, and I like how it is designed for the child to put on themselves, promoting learning and independence. I think our little chef deserves one too - its on the 'to sew' list for 2010.

Monday, December 14, 2009

D-Day for the Dummies


It was finally the day for the dummies to go so we gathered them all, wrapped them up in a shoebox and amongst the tears Kaiden wrote a letter to Santa. I felt like such a mean Mummy, after all he had had them since birth but it was time for them to go. The hand-over to Santa itself was quite a non-event, I think Kaiden was more in awe of being able to give him a high-five.
While Kaiden is proud that he has given them to Santa for other boys and girls, he still states that he would like them back :) He is a little upset at bedtime that there are no dummies but a few songs and cuddles and it all passes by.
There is much anticipation for his birthday now - turning three he is really aware that it is not far away. His requests are simple - a digger cake and a Bob the Builder card. We'll see how that goes.

The house that Kaiden built


This is the second gingerbread house made here (thanks Rin for the present, its getting lots of use). The first one went to the neighbourhood Christmas party the other day. Kaiden helped decorate this one. Unfortunately the arm and leg of the little gingerbread man is came to an unfortunate, premature end but the remainder made it the playgroup Christmas party this morning.

How cute is this little guy?



Jordan at four months. I know that being his mother, I'm likely to be just a bit biased but still, Jordan is such a gorgeous baby...a real heart-breaker. And as I looked down on his baldish head the other day, I could see the ever-so-slight tone of red, a bit like his brother's. Stay tuned.
And just in case you haven't had enough cuteness for today, here's a photo of Kaiden at six months...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Four months - Jordan update

We headed up to the chemist to see the health nurse and have a monthly weigh in - Here's the stats:

Weight 6520g up 490g, in the 25th percentile for his age
Length 66 cm up 4cm, in the 85th percentile for his age
Head circumference 42.8cm up 1.6cm 75th percentile for his age

Jordan is still a very smiley boy, loves being the centre of attention. He has discovered that he has a voice and has started blowing raspberries. There is usually one wake during the night for a feed but during the day he tends to cat-nap with a longer sleep in the afternoon. Photos to come...