Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Have your cake and eat it!!!

Well the weekend arrived and after the week previous we had every intention to make the most of it in the most chilled out way possible, and that we did...we thought we would just chill out at home and relax, but with us having a PTA event in the evening and me being on the committee means I have duties and one of those was baking...so with my two little helpers... We got busy, there was cracked egg shells on the floor and flour swishing in the air as we mixed and stirred...

Then came the fun bit, the decorating of the cakes, would it be fairy cakes, royal icing or lashings of butter icing swirls??? We went for the later and of course the children wanted to add colour...so this they did... Once the cakes had been made, the washing up done and the table wiped free of its 'snow' effect...
We hit the garden for a little fun in the sun...and what more would I expect from my guys but to play in the water. They wore their wellies and PJ's most of the day...After a quick swim at the local pool...yes they did have a little clean before they went into the pool! We pottered off to the PTA quiz night...
By the time I got them home one was a sleep and the other one not far behind, so after a quick bedtime story and a cuddle the house was quite...
GLUG GLUG GLUG...I opened a bottle of wine, a bowl full of nibbles and a little lap sewing and I settled myself in for the evening with some knitting and sewing podcast's...Ahhh! yes, a relaxed and happy day all round...
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The following day the rain came down in bucket loads, so we hung around the house for a while and then we took a trip to a craft show and called in on my Mom for a cuppa...weekends like this are good for the soul!!!

12 comments:

Tracy said...

Glad you had a great weekend...just the thing! Those jewel colored cakes are calling my name--LOL! Happy Day ((HUGS))

sarah said...

Man, that cake looks GOOD!

quiltdude said...

your cup cakes look scrummy.

Kids just love splashing about don't they.

Clarex

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

What a great weekend and lovely yummy cakes. I remember making cakes around at one of my friend's houses when I was at school, and she used green colouring for the buttercream! We had exactly the same weather pattern over the weekend. On Saturday I too spent the whole day in the garden, but not in my PJs and wellies! x

Sarah said...

That does sound like a great weekend for the soul

Lesley said...

Lovely :)

My two were out in the garden for most of the weekend....in a whole variety of outfits!!

Yummy cakes!!

Glad you had a lovely weekend - you deserved it after that week!!

xxx

Anonymous said...

What a great weekend - glad you had a good one! the cakes look scrummy, but not as much as the kids in the garden in their wellies!!!
Carolinexxx

dottycookie said...

Your Saturday sounds a bit like ours was - garden playing, cake making, wine ... perfect!

Charlie P said...

Wow- what a busy weekend! Those cakes look lovely :)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend for both the children and you! Lucy x

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog, hope you'll visit again. Those cakes you made look delicious!
Lucy x

Queen of the froggers said...

Yummy cakes!