Tuesday, September 18, 2012

{Fathers Day & Baby Blessings}

What a beautiful Fathers Day we had.

The boys were blessed by their Daddy on Sunday 2nd September 2012.

He was assisted by these worthy men ...

and they are...

Our Boys ...


Clearly Hudson was not impressed lol
The beautiful croche'd blankets were made by my Mother, she is so talented.
I don't have a lot of photo's, as the day was a whirlwind for me and I have so little time right now to post more as I have a baby in my arms and one crying to be fed, so I'll leave it here.
I love my Family and am so grateful for a worthy husband who has been able to bless all five of our children.

{My lil Turtle}

Today is this little girls 3 year old Kinder "Animal" Dress Up Day !!

I love her to bits!

As soon as I woke her up and said "It's kinder day" she flew out of bed, ran to the kitchen and got her cereal bowl, got her breakfast then ran for the dress up box! She's pretty easy to please and was SO excited to get to kinder and show off her outfit. 

She just couldn't wipe the smile off her cute little chubby face!

Friday, September 7, 2012

{No Bake Nutela Cheese Cake}

Alrighty here it is...
The originial recipe can be found here, but I adjusted the recipe for us Aussies!

You will need:

2/3 Cups of Nutela
1 x 250g block of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
230g Whipped Cream
1 Bar chocolate (Optional)

1 x Packet of Chocolate Ripple Biscuits
100g Melted Butter

Make the base first, as it gives it time to harden in the fridge while you make the filling. 
Using a food processor crush those biscuits good, make sure there are no chunky bits!

 Melt your butter and add to the processor until well mixed.

Pour into your pie plate and using either your finger tips or the back of a spoon press the mixture to form the base of your cake! Put it in the fridge to firm up.

Now onto the filling. 

In a large bowl, mix Nutella and cream cheese together until well blended and smooth. Add vanilla extract. Fold in whipped cream until no white streaks are left. 

 Pour your mixture into your biscuit base and swirl around with the back of a spoon to make even.

Let your PJ wearing 3 year old, lick the beater...

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 
Optional: Shave chocolate with veggie peeler on top of pie for garnish.

And that's it my friends ... enjoy !! :)


Thursday, September 6, 2012

{The First Week}

{And then there were 7}

I'm a little slow to update but I'm sure you'll understand...

We would like to introduce you to Finley Reuben and Hudson Dirk

Because I don't have a lot of time, I'll keep it brief...

They are perfect in every way!

On Wednesday 1st August Dirk and I got up at 4.45am, woke the kids up, dropped the 2 older ones off at my friends as she was going to get them ready and take them to school for us, drove in the dark to Dirk's Mum & Dad's house dropped the 3 year old off and headed onto the hospital!

We arrived at 6.50am and I checked in, was sent to room 9 (the biggest room they had hee hee) where I got comfy in my bed and awaited the Doctor. He came in all confidant as they usually do, with his needles ready to set my IV up for fluids, and the cintocinin etc... I warned him, I warned him a LOT, that I don't have very good veins, but noooooo, as usual they don't listen and I was jabbed a total of 6 times! I wanted to cry, it hurt, and I wanted him to go away with his needles! 

(See I'm using nice words lol)

Eventually he got one in the bendy part of my arm which made it hard to bend my arm and I was not a happy camper! Next they broke my waters! That was a walk in the park compared to getting a needle in my veins! After that was the epidural! Now usually I try and do things myself but the condition on going for a Va-jay-jay birth was that I have an epi incase of an emergency C section, I was already prepped and ready to go! So I said ok fine ... Let just say I'de rather be in excruciating pain while getting an epi rather than sitting there waiting for it to happen!

 la la la la life goes on, well hours, I slept, I read my trashy magazines, I snuck food in my mouth when no one was watching, I slept again, I texted my bestie in the states... They checked me once, they checked me twice, then the doctor said I think this little one needs to turn his head, so Doc turned bubbies head and what do you know I was ready to push!

In came 500 people! No serious, that many people came in my delivery room! I should have charged admission! There were doctors, students, 2 teams of midwives for each baby station and I'm sure I saw the janitor there too !! 9 hours from established labour Finley, the littlest one was born first! Then 9 minutes later Hudson was born!

And we became a family of seven!

All the doctors and midwives were so impressed I was able to deliver them this way, with no complications, no stitches, no crazy woman screaming like in room 8 lol
All was well and we are one blessed family!