Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lots of cakes!

It's birthday season in our family, and yesterday my little Jasmine turned 6. Somehow 6 sounds so much older than 5, doesn't it? Definitely means school and the big, fast changes that happen when they are thrust out into the world for the first time. Our Jazzy is such a quirky little character - I think it will take me about another 66 years to work her out, but I'll have fun (mostly!) on the way! Right now she's super into skipping, very glad to have finished her season of soccer, is often surprisingly thoughtful (like insisting we take some jelly snakes to school for her friend with an egg allergy who can't eat cakes), and has a really really great laugh.

Cupcakes for school, family dinner, and a little party with 4 friends and 3 sisters have meant lots of cake baking for me! Jasmine seemed pretty happy with all of them, though she's only into them for the effect - she doesn't actually ever really eat the cake. I went for a small party, making pizza and watching Mary Poppins. There was a brief moment in the middle of the party when I thought "this is all going bad!" but then somehow it all calmed down, the children started asking for water and pieces of apple, and actually sat down and watched a little bit of the film.

Jasmine and Madeline are now 'camping out' in the lounge room, and have totally crashed within about 30 seconds of the light being turned out.

This is my current favourite chocolate cake - yes I did the same one for Lucy's birthday - by Nigella Lawson in her book Feast which I'm enjoying looking through and drooling over at the moment.


Here's Lucy having a good long go at standing ALL BY HERSELF! Hmmm maybe presents are a good motivator for her....

And here is the party - pizza's were made, donuts were bobbed for, Mary Poppins cake duly accompanied by singing and a bit of Mary Poppins viewing....

 Mmm, check out that lopsided cake....

Happy birthday Jaz, love you lots!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Liz! So proud of you for doing this - go you! Very proud of you and all you manage to achieve. xxx K