Ombre Cake

Amelia's Aqua Ombre Cake

For months and months Amelia has been pinning Ombre Layer Cakes onto the board I gave her on my Pinterest account.  This school holidays we finally made one of these elaborate affairs together, with a little bit of icing help from her BF.  Of course it was Aqua.

Michaela in a tiny chef's hat

Even though both the girls had their birthdays back in August, we put off having a party until the school holidays, because at the time, life was so full of extra events.  Both girls had separate cooking parties which involved their guests shaping pizza dough and topping their own pizzas, and decorating biscuits with icing and lollies.  Everyone had a great time, and went home full of food, with leftovers to spare.  We have now had three of these parties (Rory had one a few years back) so we feel pretty confident at how to run them.Baby Arden at 6 months old

Apart from the parties, our school holidays were pretty quiet, as Michaela and I came down with a nasty virus that left us dizzy and vomiting, so we all spent some time sequestered at home, avoiding others.  Luckily the parties were planned for dates well clear of this illness, as was our visit from the adorable Arden (my nephew) and his parents.  At 6 months his cuteness has maximum effect!

Now we are just getting back into the swing of school for the last term of the year, and my last term with everyone at the SAME school.

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