Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Week 15

Week 15

Princess Genevieve asked me to take a picture of her all dressed up

And with her mini Rapunzel doll and Pascal the lizard!

We made lamingtons for the first time last week, Genna approved!

A classic Aussie dessert - white cake dipped on the edges in chocolate and sprinkled in coconut (and Murray likes them filled with cream - yumm!)

Dadda was busy in the backyard this weekend - power washing after some serious digger action in the corner last week (big machinery drags a LOT of dirt - wow!)

Then it was time for the big show - Australia Day Pavlova, made by Selina. I had 4? portions (Jingle demanded it ha ha!)

And Selina's lamingtons - yumm yumm

Friend Allison's son Sam picking chocolate chips from the leftover pavlova - ha ha - so cute
Group pic (minus Murray who was taking the photo)
Last weekend, relaxing at the beach! Nice to have the beach tent to relax out of the sun after hot hot down by the water!
And yesterday, waiting VERY excitedly for her first Carousel ride

Hard to get a moving photo, beautiful old classic Carousel in Darling  Harbour

She LOVED it! (chose the purple horse of course!)
And finally, nights where she refuses to brush, she brushes along with 'Ben the Koala' - a full 2 minutes of copying the Koala while he brushes his teeth - fabulous!


  1. Right when I think your blog couldn't get any better...!! The dressing up is so, so fun! Love the mini Rapunzel tucked into the bodice! The Lamingtons look divine (and I have your recipe) but I need the Pavlova recipe by Selina too please!! I'm drooling just looking at it. And I'm sure Jingles greatly approved!!
    The waiting-for-the-carousel photo is beyond cute! And so glad we got to watch Genna on her purple pony!
    Love you all,
    G.A. Joni

  2. PS- Monique: you and Jingles look wonderful, happy and oh so healthy!

  3. Thanks for sharing your Australia Day! Nice of you to host the group and looks like you had a great time. Genna once again looks stunning in her Rapunzel outfit; Joni, she sure has championed that gift!
    Love you, Grandma and Grandpa

  4. The carousel ride made my day!! I can imagine myself there with you!
    Love and miss you's,
    Great Auntie Jani

  5. I am warmer just looking at these fun photos of poolside dining & outdoor carousel rides! What a great idea...the soap container tucked under the vanity top! We need to get those sinks here!