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Mermaid birthday cake

Mermaid birthday cake

I’ve been very busy this week organising the Big One’s birthday celebrations.  This has included lots of baking, including cookie cakes for school, 2 mermaid birthday cakes and cake pops for the girls at her party to decorate. Here’s the cake: I had to make two so we had a small version for the Big … Continue reading

Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos Bend State Park

Last weekend (it’s been a busy birthday week here, since the delay!) we headed out to Brazos Bend State Park, about 40 minutes South of us here in Houston.  The park is 5000 acres of lakes, oak woods and lots of wildlife. We headed for the nature discovery centre first and where there are exhibits … Continue reading

Labor Day weekend

  It’s the end of Summer this weekend.  Not that you can tell from the daytime temperature, which is staying firmly around 38c during the day.  However, the mornings are very pleasant in the garden before the sun gets above the trees.  The humidity has dropped a little bit too.  The pool is also getting … Continue reading

Growing crystals

Growing crystals

Following our trip to see the geodes and fluorescent rocks last week at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, the Big One chose a Grow Your Own Crystal kit at the museum shop.  We had grown sugar crystals before but this time we were going to grow rose pink crystals. The box said 10 years … Continue reading

Illness and sod’s law

  Why do the girls get ill as soon as my Lovely Husband leaves for a business trip?  Sod’s Law, that’s why! I could bore you with a long list of illnesses that have occurred when my Lovely Husband was away on business trips.  But I won’t, I’ll just share today’s little event.  This time … Continue reading

Surviving the Titanic

Firstly, we really did drag the children around 2 major exhibitions at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences on one day.  It was a risk but we decided we wanted to see it and that if the girls didn’t like it (having already seen the Terracotta warriors) then we’d do a very quick tour and … Continue reading

Fluorescent rocks, dinos and chipmunks

Fluorescent rocks, dinos and chipmunks

We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugarland last week. We’d been before and found a huge bullfrog and saw lots of different exhibits but since then they have added a few new things, so off we went. The girls spent some time pretending to be forest animals in the Animal Secrets exhibition … Continue reading

Party politics

  The Big One’s 6th birthday is rapidly approaching and we’re having two parties: one in the UK for her UK friends and cousins and one here in Houston for her new friends here. Identifying the new friends has been problematic in itself.  As a parent here, the preferred method of delivering your children to … Continue reading