Some Bits from the Weekend

On Saturday Sym asked if we could bake cupcakes after my dentist appointment. We didn’t have very much time before her dad picked her up so I elected to do it the easy cheating way: 1/2 box of Funfetti (or Canadian equivalent) cake mix + 2/3 cup of Sprite (I don’t like using diet pop for this, aspartame doesn’t cook well), topped with canned icing and mad sprinkles. This makes 12 small cupcakes.


This is actually a GREAT way to bake with kids- Sym was able to help a lot more than if I had to measure out all kinds of 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla and crack eggs and what not. She mixed up the batter with a whisk and once the cakes were cooled, I iced and she decorated. It was stress- and mess-free fun, although to be honest I think she just wanted us to wear our matching aprons (yes, mine has cleavage).

Matching Aprons

Jealous? You should be. My smile is totally weird because half my face was still frozen from having a filling replaced (which is worse than getting one in the first place I SWEAR).

On Sunday we went to the restaurant at Prospect Point in Stanley Park for brunch with Richard and Jenn. We were a little bit early (their brunch doesn’t start until 11:30? what?) so we spent some time enjoying the view.

The View from Prospect Point

This is 4 km from my house downtown. Clearly Vancouver is the most amazing and beautiful city. It’s just science. And look! Nature:

They're Seals

Those are seals in case you couldn’t tell.

After brunch I reeeeeeally wanted to take Kichou and Georgie to the dog park, but unfortunately Taylor had work to do.

Hard at Work

What’s up, my house is a mess. Anyway he was able to get it done and although he didn’t bring his camera please rest assured that a doggy time was had by all. I wish he had though- there was a 5-year-old pom there that looked EXACTLY like a big Georgie! Same colour(s), same topaz eyes and choco nose, same goggle markings around the eyes. It was amazing!

Other stuff: Taylor and I watched Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban– we were going to do just one per weekend but I kind of wanted to get PoA out of the way since it’s my least favorite.


On Sunday evening I picked up Kirby’s Epic Yarn and actually played it with Sym.
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This is the first time I’ve played a videogame since Mortal Kombat on my high school boyfriend’s Sega Genesis in 1993, btw. It was fun, I especially like the part where it’s impossible to die. I did find myself getting frustrated and mashing all the buttons at times, though. Taylor claimed he was woken by the “joyful sounds” of us playing but it was more like me yelling “HOW CAN GO? IS BUTTON? BUTTON IS NO DO WORK, HOW IS PLAY?” You know, the “files are in the computer?” type stuff. I guess, no matter how much Taylor wants it to happen, I’m never going to be a videogame person.