Sunday, 28 June 2015

Old Crayons - New Crayons

Sounds like the bok Old Hat New kids love that book!

Anyway I have had a container of old crayons sitting around filling up space forever.  Sometime ago I decided to make them into new crayons and had a sticky online to see how to do it and then the crayons sat there and sat there and sat there..................................

Well yesterday we actually did it.

We cut

and grated 

and filled our silicon molds.

Then we popped them into the oven.

It didn't work as well as we hoped.  It seems that some crayons melt better than others.  But we now have Moon Crayons! That's what we are calling them due to the lumps and yes we all decided they are rather ugly but they do draw and it was fun.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Coloured Water Play

I need something quick and easy but fun and interesting and then I remembered how much my boys used to love playing with coloured water.  So I got out the bench seat filled some containers with water and grabbed the food colouring.  Miss two picked her colours and we added them.  She stirred and mixed and watched the colours spread through the water.  Once we had added all the colours I went and got some measuring cups and away she she went mixing water and making colours.  Easy and simple fun.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Bread Machine Jam Donuts - Delicious

Yep I am still obsessed with my bread machine and this time it produced yummy delicious Jam Donuts.

I had spied this recipe while looking for a cinnamon donut one and marked it to try one day and everybody agreed this is a keeper.

My recipe is based on this one I just tweaked it a little.

Jam Donuts in the Bread Machine

  • 1 cup luke warm water
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 155g caster sugar
  • 750g plain flour (I put in 5 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon yeast

  1. Put water, yeast and sugar in bread machine and let it work it's magic for 10 minutes
  2. Add egg, butter.
  3. Add all other dry ingredients
  4. Put the machine on to dough cycle
  5. Once dough has finished role it out and use a small cup or cutter to make circles
  6. Put a drop of jam on every second circle
  7. Use your finger and trace water around the outside of the circle
  8. Place another circle on top and squish the sides together
  9. Fry in vegetable oil
  10. Serve with icing sugar.

These are so yum and I kept half the dough in the fridge over night and cooked some fresh the next day.

Now you know how to make them are they donuts or doughnuts?

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

A Day in the Life of Miss 2

Miss 2 in our house has a big personality.  She is number 3 in the family and loves to hang out with her big brothers.  We often say she is a 5 year old boy in a 2 year old girls body.  She has great physical skills and keeps up easy.  We went camping on the weekend and people were amazed as she tore down the BMX track on her balance bike screaming with delight!

As she often lives in big brother land it is fun on school days when I get to see her being 2.  So here is her day.

Breakfast - if you can call it that, she is my on off eater.  Sometimes she will wake up hungry a woof down a weetbix, other days she will have a mouthful here or there and then eat two pieces of fruit on the bike ride to school.
School Run - Everyday she jumps in the bike trailer and hitches a ride to school.  We love being able to ride to school it somehow turns every day into a good day, the fresh air, the chats on the way and the exercise all make us happier.
New Park - On this day we went to visit a new park Number 1 Dad had told us about.  Number 1 Dad is a Landscape Architect so he has his finger on the pulse when it comes to parks.  This one got the thumbs up.
"I love this park, my park"
We have suggested that we should get a job as playground testers!

Box Fun - A simple box and box monster is born.

Drawing - On the floor when Mum isn't looking................................

Cleaning - The floor, which was probably enjoyed to much!

Rest Time - In our our house this consists of 30mins quiet play in her room listening to Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree (we have these audio books and all my kids adore them.......a.whole other blog really).  Miss Two is my first to cut her day sleep out early so this has been a learning curve for both of us.

Birthday Cake - A Birthday party for her dolls

Playdough Birthday Cakes - Because every one loves birthday cakes.

Panda Eating Playdough Birthday Cakes - Why not everyone loves a birthday cake, the singing that went with this was hilarious!  And while this was happening I squeezed in some baking.

Opps - Mum forgot to put the flour away, and it was discovered by Miss 2 while I was hanging out washing!

Back to school and onto the afternoon adventures of 3!