Ethan turns 6!

So, I’m a bit behind with my posts but I will be trying to catch in the next few weeks.

Ethan turned 6 at the end of November, in fact the whole month was one big massive countdown.  Bigger than 5 was and bigger than Christmas this year.  Turning six means so many things to him, most importantly the onset of wiggly teeth!

Ethan has had a great year, he has nailed school and has proven that he is a brilliant student with many strings to his bow.  He has so many friends we can barely keep up with the parties, he consistently places top 5 in all sporting events and genuinely enjoys participating in school activities.  He has also been through some massive changes throughout the year; my miscarriage in April was pretty devastating to him.  He so badly wanted to be a big brother, and being in the room with us during the ultrasound when we found out must not have been easy.  He is stoically accepting of the fact that Grandad is sick, he puts up with being shusshed all the time when he needs to be quiet (which must be so hard for a little boy), and generally just gets on with life.

We love you so much Ethan and are more proud of you than you know xxx

Christmas Cooking 2010

I don’t have time this year to whip up batches of cookies as per usual so I have opted for something a little easier but just as fattening yummy.

I sourced this recipe from the Canvas Magazine in the Herald last weekend, it’s easy and awesome and looks festive.

White Chocolate and Strawberry Rocky Road Recipe

800g white chocolate, chopped

2.5 cups halved masrshmallows

1.5 cups dried cranberries

2 cups freeze dried strawberries

Melt the choc in a heatproof bowl and melt over saucepan of simmering water.  Remove from heat and stir in other ingredients.  Pour into a greaseproof lined pan and refridgerate until set.

Ethan Decorates for Christmas

Whilst I have been hanging the normal Christmas decor, Ethan has branched out and is creating these stunning Christmas fish mobiles. Pictured below is the snapper model, hung on a purple pipe cleaner and blue-tacked to the ceiling. A truly festive addition to our bedroom. You should see the gurnard option hanging in his room, it’s a holiday sensation I’m telling ya!