March, 2016

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Part of our Minifigure Collection

I think it’s safe to say I have a problem. This is only part of the collection here in the house. I think they’re plotting something… If I had to guess, there’s at least another hundred on the other side of my desk, then the ones in the downstairs collection, then the upstairs collection, and well, you get the idea. I figure (haha), if nothing else, we may be able to help the kids start a college fund.

Free and Friendly Foods LEGO Minifigures

I Have a Confession to Make… The Cake is a Lie

OK, well not a complete lie. I feel like the incident is far enough in the past that I can come clean now. It all started with a small birthday party for Kid Four. You have to know, we do this thing where they get a party with family only (a big lunch here at the house) and then on certain years, they get to have friends over. This was one of those years.

I already had to deal with things being Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, and Low Sugar. However, Nut Free had to be added because of two of the guests. I was a bit flustered, and gave Kid Two the option of: do you want the Hello Kitty Cake to be safe for you, or do you want your own cake off to the side? See, I already had to make a cake for the family lunch, then another for the friend party, and then another for Kid Two. That’s when we decided two cakes only. You have to understand, this came at a time when we were transitioning to different cake mixes based on our needs, and for whatever reason, it wasn’t easy this time around.

On to the confession. The whiskers are pasta. There. I’ve told the truth. As you may know, when dealing with all natural food colours, nothing is ever as it should be. You can’t get black. You get funny gray, and I didn’t want to ruin the cake. As you can see, I was able to leave a hole where the black eyes should be, and tried to pass chocolate cake off as black frosting. Ohhhh but the whiskers. I shared with a family member that I was thinking about using black bean noodles on the cake, and she was like, go for it! Since I had a partner in crime at that point, I did.

OK, so what’s the lesson learned? No one seemed to care. None of the kids rejected the cake because there were black bean noodles on it. In fact, I don’t think anyone noticed, and I would have gotten away with it if weren’t for my guilty conscience leading me to this online confession. Yes, this is one of those times that I’m cracking myself up.

The real reason for all of this is to simply say, no matter what food you put together out of love for your child, no matter what your dietary restrictions may be, it’s awesome, and people will thank you for it. It’s OK if it isn’t like a store-bought cake because it’s safe for your family and you gave it your all. So cook, bake, steam, or whatever else you need to do to make something awesome 🙂

Free and Friendly Foods Gluten Free Dairy Free Egg Free Chocolate Cake

Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

LEGO Review – Jurassic World Dimensions Pack

This wasn’t as bad as the Doctor Who set. The raptor really saved the day. I was also a bit surprised because I thought the little vehicle would be fully enclosed, but it isn’t. It’s very open. Yup, I don’t like it all that much. Like the other Dimension set, my hopes were just to high to begin with. I did it to myself. I did however manage to score a Chris Pratt minifigure without having to buy a huge set. Considering the price of this one, I’m OK with it. If you’re going to get the game, get this for sure. You will enjoy it the building.

Free and Friendly Foods LEGO Review

Not too bad of a set.

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