Thursday, December 14, 2006

Jammin'

Yesterday was Amy's birthday. It was also her first day of Summer school holidays. A double celebration! My little honey turned 12, she's such a grown up, and it won't be long before she's a teenager. It's just terrifying how time flies.

It was a busy day for us, we shared her gifts in the morning, and then took Cameron off to his day care lady. We then went off to purchase her cake. Her favourite cake is called 'the ugly cake' by our family. Many years ago I purchased a 'Continental Apple Cake' for Amy's birthday, and when she saw it, she was sad, because she thought it was ugly. It's large, has rings of apples and a jam glaze on top, and it's sliced through the centre with a layer of cheesecake. Well, when she tasted it, she declared it the yummiest thing ever, and wanted to have one for her birthday forever, so it's been known ever since ... as the ugly cake!

While we were getting the cake, we stumbled upon a toy shop called 'The Toy Corner' and went in ... Ohhh my goodness, it was a Lego lovers haven. Cam is just getting into Lego, so we did a little Secret Santa business while we were in there.

Next was the final day teaching at the quilt store for the year. It was more like a little party really. Fun for me, but less fun for Amy on her special day, but I think she had an okay time. Cheryl's daughter was there too, so they were able to spend some time together.

Next we had to race home to make Apricot jam before we picked up Cameron. Here is our result for the day. These are pint jars, so we've made 14 pints of jam so far. We cut up 4kgs of fruit yesterday and I have about the same to do today. See me slide effortlessly between imperial and metric measurements there *s*. We have more apricots to pick up after Marty gets home from work today, and our fruit hasn't even begun to ripen yet! Lucky I love to be jammin'

We had our family birthday gathering for Amy last night which was really lovely. We slept in a little this morning, but it's holidays ... so it's okay. Cam's last day of Kindy is today, so we know Santa is not far away ...

Have a great day everyone!

8 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

Yummy jam - enjoy the holidays and the sleeping in.

Hedgehog said...

Happy belated birthday to Amy. The cake and jam both look yummy!

Clare said...

Doesn't time whizz! Alex is going to be 12 in March and is already practising to be a teenager (sigh). Her hormones are creating havoc! She says the spots don't help matters much and I say stop eating chocolate then!

Another week to go, then off to the UK and then I can sleep in.

Belated happy birthday to Amy.

x

Screen Door said...

Some how you always cram 36 hours into 24. Sounds like fun...

Ruth said...

Can't beat the cheesecake shop for scrumptious cake! The jam looks great, you have been busy. Happy belated birthday to Amy

The Calico Cat said...

O.K. I had to take a look at the ugly cake & saw a Lamington - definately not like the Lamington that I had while I was in Australia.... (Apparently they can be nice...)

Susan said...

Tazzie, is that plastic wrap and rubber bands on top of the jam jars? I've never seen that before! It works okay, or you wouldn't have done it. I've always used the rings and rubberized lids. Apricot jam sounds so yummy! Are these early apricots? Isn't it just the start of summer there?

Sounds to me as if Amy had a great day. Happy birthday to her.

Kathie said...

Look at all that jam! Lucky you!

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