Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone. I've been missing for quite some time, hands full with so much to do - shopping, cleaning, baking, etc etc. I believe it's been the same for most of you. But the sad thing is, the house doesn't even look anywhere near tidy.

Well, first of all, to those who remember, princess went on her first sleepover at L & R's on Thursday. Boy, was I glad to get her off my hands for a day. Haha. Surprisingly, though, it was hubs who was missing her. He was asking, 'did they call?', 'did you call them?'. And I told him that it won't be the first and last time that she'll want to go there. His reply was, 'we'll see...'. Hehehe.

Thank you very much, to L & R and the boys, for a wonderful sleepover for princess. She had the most wonderful time. I know I can trust them to treat her well, like their own daughter. Sad thing is she now wants to go live with them. *sob sob*

I know she is a handful and I'm glad they managed to handle her. Bet they couldn't wait to return her either hahaha. She didn't want to go to sleep at night till ko ko R had to read her a story, and as it was 11.30pm, he didn't want to read to her some long story, so he had to pick out one of his composition pages or something. Haha. Poor R1. And thank you, dear, for being such a good ko ko to her. He is such a dear boy, very well-behaved, polite, and loveable. You did a great job raising him, L & R. You should be so proud.

Princess had a fantastic time going shopping; to the park to ride the scooter, etc. And basically, just enjoying the fun time with the 2 boys. I also heard that little R was stuck to her like glue and poor boy missed his naps while she was there. He didn't want to miss out on anything. And how do you explain to a little 2-yr-old that she'll still be there in the morning when he wakes? Haha.

L got this packet of Disney Princess pasta (how lovely), and also a chocolate-coated cornflakes pie thingy from
Da Paolo. I'm sure it has some fanciful name, haha, but I don't know what that is. It's nice.

A spot of Christmas baking...

From right, we have shaped cookies, peppermint meringues, and White Christmas (this is an Australian recipe made with rice crispies, dessicated coconut, raisins & Copha)

A little gift of a gingerbread man from B for princess. Thanks much.

For the Christmas party at school today, I had wanted to make little donuts (which failed), then second choice was cupcakes (too tired and lazy), and at the last minute when desperate, I remembered that I had Konnyaku jelly mix (hurray!). Made use of the little microwave cake moulds from HKG as jelly moulds. How cute.

To everyone out there, have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year.


Paw Paw said...

Nice bakes!

Bet the jelly were a hit at the party.

Have yrslf a fun filled time.
Dun tire yrself out for 2moro.

HK Choo said...

wah, nice manz, deb...looks like you got bumper blogpost in tune with the holiday season, hahah..

Merry Xmas to you and your family, Cheers to 2008 and God bless you :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

You have been busy, my dear!
And I love your microwavable cake mold! Must go shopping again...haha!

Glad that you survived princess's sleepover. ;)

Big Boys Oven said...

Sound like a great fun and also being busy so did princess hehehehhe.....great cookies too!

daphne said...

that's alot of things u have been up to! =)

have a great Christmas!

Sue Sue said...

Merry Christmas To You and Your Family. Enjoy your holidays.

Big Boys Oven said...

Merry Christmas & a jolly good New Year!

singairishgirl said...

paw paw - Thanks dear. Yes, they were a hit. Jelly is a clear winner with kids. The cooking today was alright, as I already did soup and dessert last night. So today was making stuffing, and roasting turkey, etc. Hope your dinner turned out well last night.

singairishgirl said...

hkchoo- Thanks much. Ya, bumper update to tie in with the festive season. Hehe. Too busy that's why do it all at once.

A Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too. Have a good New Year too.

singairishgirl said...

eastmeetswestkitchen - Hey girl, yes, we've all been busy. Must meet soon ya. Can't believe you are here and we hardly get to meet. Must make some time for us ya.

Yes, I love that mould too. So cute ya? Haha. You can't get that here I don't think.

Ahhh... the sleepover was great. :)

singairishgirl said...

big boys oven - Yes, yes, we've all been busy huh? Haha, I guess it's just that time of year. And thanks for your compliments on the cookies. :D

daphne - Hehe, don't you think so? I think next year will have to relax as little one entering P1 year after so got to cut down on activities next year end. *sob sob*
A Blessed Christmas to you and AR.

sue sue - Same to you and yours. Have a great one. :)

singairishgirl said...

big boys oven - A very Merry Christmas to you guys too. :)