Saturday, 29 October 2011


Today was our annual Christmas cake making day. we all meet up with my siblings, at my parents house and we spend the morning weighing dried fruit, cracking eggs, zesting fruit and chopping cherries!! I am so pleased that this tradition has flowed in to my children's lives and they get to enjoy the fun of making this special cake. Now instead of one GIANT cake.... we have several smaller cakes being made and then after several weeks, we get the fun of putting on the marzipan and icing and decorating our cake!!

squeezing the lemons and oranges!
The tradition stirring and wishing that everyone has to do before the cake is cooked!
Kenzie's turn, although he felt quite self conscious about it all!
My turn!

After a morning of baking, I took the boys home for lunch and the Aunties Georgia and Heather came to play! We had an afternoon of Halloween fun planed! We started by making lanterns for our lantern walk this evening!

Kenzie's lantern
Heather working very hard on hers!
So happy with how they turned out!
But the fun didn't end there!! We then went to the Allotment and harvested our Pumpkins ready to bring home and carve!
Home grown are the best I say! Apparently they smell better than shop ones!? Not very big this year as we put them in the ground late, but lovely and Orange!

Carrying home our harvest!

Let the carving commence!! so much mess  but so much fun! All with a few Pumpkins, a sharp knife and a spoon!

Look how proud he is!

 Brendan's pumpkin is being sick apparently lol!

Then it was time to go on our Lantern walk! We had a few problems keeping the lanterns lit due to the breeze blowing them out. But we did have a lovely time walking around the village together in the dark!!

A lovely day with family and enjoying fun activities with the children! More to come tomorrow as we are off for a ride on the Halloween Express steam train! All dressed up and spooky!

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