Monday, June 21, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

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???


  1. Hi Janette, Sounds like you had a really wonderful weekend. Your dinner party sounded like fun - delicious food, great company and entertained kiddies :) And how lovely you could make use of your new outdoor heater. Sunday sounded great celebrating all the bubs 1st birthdays. I love the photo of you and Will - he looks very engrossed in his book :) Love your biscuits, especially the ones for Glen. We had a weekend of catching up with friends for coffee, popping to the shops and pottering around the house. Enjoy your Monday xx

  2. Great cookies Janette, especially the I love GB! :)Very sweet! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. xx

  3. What a great weekend! Will looks very cute reading his new books..We went to the movies with my youngest stepdaughter, it was heavenly..Rachaelxx

  4. sounds like you had a wonderful weekend..nice to know you got to use the heater outside:) i remember mothers group ..oh what fun I've meet a lot of good friends from that, glad Will and your self had love the biscuits you made for glen (i do that only with pancakes i make hearts for dave) or i draw heart pics when i make the lattes hehehe.have great day Monday XX

  5. How lovely that you can have impromptu dinner parties with friends!I think it is a lovely gift to be able to be so hospitable and open up your home for others to enjoy as well! Your bikkies look great and that is so sweet that you make Glen feel so special! The photo of you and Will is lovely, you look gorgeous! Have a great Monday Janette! xx

  6. That sounds like a perfect weekend! Will looks so happy there with his mum and a book...that kid has got it right! Thanks so much for your comment this morning Janette. It made me laugh so of the funniest comments I've had. I think I'm going to write a book about funny blog comments :) xx

  7. You are certainly working that heater and why not!!! The dinner party sounds like it was fun and I love the little biscuits you made. We went camping and had a great time, it was only a little chilly on the Saturday night but the roaring fire sorted that! Have a great day.

  8. your weekend sounds tres ideal, mon cherie! And I feel guilty cos poor Dan never gets heart shaped cookies!!!

    Mine? Not so much. Not 'bad' exactly. Just.... blah. I am sooooo over Winter! I want sunshine! And salt water! And fresh pineapple! Come on Summer!!
    ps. Saw Amanda's review of your print on her blog today, I will get around to buying one from you before this baby arrives, promise!!

  9. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend full of great food & lovely company! BLISS!
    And I love the cookies you made for your Hubby......very cute :)
    Have a lovely week.

  10. impromtu's are the best....sounds like loads of fun and i love the thought of all the kids piled up watching a movie together.....enjoy the rest of your day xox

  11. Sounds like you had a beautiful weekend, that's the most adorable shot of you and Will reading his new book!

    I love your bird and Eiffel tower next to your beautiful Jonquils. You dinner sounds yummy and I’m so envious about your deck and outdoor heater – just perfect for winter dining!

    p.s. we're never ever, ever too old to enjoy making heart shaped biscuits, cake, pancakes, fruit, toast...;-)

  12. Sounds like a great weekend. Isn't Glen a lucky boy? :)
    Have a great week Janette!

  13. Hi Janette. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I would love your recipe for your stir fry sometime and if you ever get the thai pumpkin soup recipe....:) How fabulous you had a mothers group combined 1 year birthday lunch! We did that when Isabella was 1, still one of my favourite times:) We went to the Blue Gum Hotel at Waitara...aaah memories - lol! Oh and I just love your 'love' cookies for your hubby:) Hope you have a wonderful week lovely girl ~ Tina xx

  14. So glad Amanda from Homely One linked you to her post today. You have a beautiful blog and I just adore your prints - now I know where to go for birthdays! Sounds like you had a great weekend - impromptu dinner parties often turn out better than the planned ones! Look forward to your next post. Michelle

  15. hi its just me again ...just wanted to let you know i tagged you in a game if you want to..visit my blog for details ..hope your enjoying your day XX

  16. Hi Janette,
    This is such a lovely post. Sounds like you had a simply divine weekend, your little guy is so cute and it's lovely that you celebrated with your mums group that way.
    Have a great week.

  17. your cookies look so cute..thats a lovely pic of you and Will.. talk soon my lovely friend..

  18. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! Mothers groups are the best, you develop life long friendships from a mothers group!!!

  19. The cookies are too cute! I spent a lot of time hanging out with family, so my weekend was great too!


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