We had such a nice weekend!
On Saturday we decided to invite a few neighbours around for an impromptu dinner party.
Mardi round the corner made a beautiful Thai pumpkin soup - going to get the recipe! It had ginger, coriander, coconut milk... Mmmmm....
Then I did a big chicken stir fry with mushrooms, bok choy, baby corn, capsicum, broccolini and egg noodles. And also a big cabbage noodle salad to go with it.
It was so much fun, we all ate out on the deck, there were 7 adults and 6 children and we all just fit outside around the outdoor dining table and we used our new outdoor heater which was fantastic.
After dinner the kids went into the lounge and watched Shrek the Third (we have a digital recorder with a few kids movies recorded for these type of occasions) they were very happy in there and it was so cute to see Millie, Lucy, Imogen and Sylvie all squished up together on the one lounge with Minky (our cat) lying over their laps.
Here is a pic of the gorgeous Jonquils from our next door neighbour, they smell sooooo nice and have filled the whole room with their beautiful perfume.
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Sunday morning I got baking as we had our Mothers Group 'Baby's 1st birthday' celebration lunch at one of the other Mum's beautiful big home in the next suburb up.
All our bubs have turned 1 within about 6 weeks of each other from April-May. So we celebrated with a roast dinner style feast.
All the baby's (probably can't call them baby's now) got given a present, and Will was given two books with touchy things on them. He loves these type of books as he is very hands-on. Here is a pic of my little man drinking his bottle on my lap and looking at his new books at the party.
I made biscuits for dessert in the shape of hearts and the number '1' in pink and blue icing. The ones above aren't them, they are the second batch I did with chocolate icing later on in the evening.
And here are the bespoke biscuits I made especially for Glen :) 'I heart GB'
hehehehe... you'd think I was 12 y.o. or something wouldn't you!
So there you have it, a fantastic weekend!
What did you get up to???