Friday, March 22, 2013

Chef Esmee



Mince tacos with lettuce, cheese, fresh tomatoes and sour cream


Plum Crumble


Esmee received a cook book for her birthday and has been very interested in helping us cook dinner. To date she has been helping with the preparation of dinner, grating cheese and carrots, but not much else.
This time she wanted to do it all - or most of it.
Flicking through the cookbook she chose the above items for dinner. I cut the garlic and helped with the frypan as Esmee was a bit wary of the hot steam (as she should!). She was super excited!

Rubbing the butter into the flour

Sweetening the plum juice

Chopping the almonds

Cooking the mince - the glasses were for cutting the onion to stop the juice getting in her eyes.
She forgot to take them off!

dinner is served

Dessert is ready!

It's delicious!
Thanks for a wonderful meal sweetheart!

Xander has indicated that he wants to cook dinner on Sunday - i wonder what it will be!....

Out for Dinner

I have been wanting to treat the kids to dinner seeing as they have coped rather well with me going to work. It was a while before we did go out - their table manners have much to be desired!
But after their parent-student-teacher conferences, we decided a treat was in order - they are doing extremely well at school!

So, home for a quick change then off to The Flying Burrito Brothers in town.

It was delicious. Xander ordered Nachoes, Esmee the Burrito.

Well done my lovelies - you deserved it!


Aren't the Hearfield-Riseley cousins just gorgeous!

Aunty Melissa and Diesel came down for the night a few weekends ago. My kids loved the cuddles and were fascinated with his feeding - sorry Mel! As you can see my kids adore Diesel and Diesel especially seems enamoured with Esmee, look at his smile!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

It's been a while

So sorry for not having made a post for about a month. As you know - or should by now! - I have started my first job in my Early Childhood Education career. I am working with a fabulous team educating and caring for toddlers aged 2-3. Only working 29 hours with fridays free, i am still exhausted! The kids have adapted rather well to going to after school care two days a week, and walking to and from school on the walking school bus on Mondays - i think it helps they get to wear hi-vis vests and have a ticket clipped. When it's full they get tickets to either the zoo or the pools!

Alan has been flat out at work but has been balancing this out with soccer training having started in February, and he now plays golf with some work mates on thursday evenings.

Esmee and Xander are doing Hip Hop now on Monday afternoons - they are loving it!! Esmee decided she didn't want to do ballet anymore after watching Xander at his first class so she joined too.
They are both enrolled to play soccer when the season starts and Esmee is hoping for a pink soccer ball 0-O - we shall see...

Xander lost his 5th tooth this morning. He could hardly eat his cereal so i gave his tooth an extra nudge and helped it out. The tooth fairy is coming tonight!

The kids have had swimming this term and are suitable exhausted - though thankfully they have managed to get away with only a sniffle or two, whereas i have a cold/sore throat that won't go away!
Xander had his swim demo today and Esmee has hers tomorrow. Gutted that i can't watch them, but they have taken it really well.

Teacher parent conferences next week...will keep you posted!