Thursday, 28 July 2011

Morris family goes baking.

Returning to Hamilton also saw us return to the TSSG NZ, the group for girls with Turner Syndrome in New Zealand. A lot of the members are Waikato based and moving around we sort of lost touch with them. The group now has two branches, one for youth members like Denver, and one for older TS women. Vicky, mum to the lovely Molly organised a family bake-off recently, in Matamata, home of the Hobbit and where we used to live for a short time. It was great to revisit the adorable little town and show the girls our old house and the Countdown that was Roger's first appointment as manager, (was it always that small? lol). It was so ggod to see Vicky again, we used to visit the MacKenzie Centre together when the girls were little, but since we had moved away we had lost contact.

 The yummy entries :

 Some of the other contestants enjoying the fruits of our labour :-)

 Denver the winner with her trophy (above) Denver and Molly (below).
Being such a big family we had two teams in the bake-off. Team 1 Myself, Kyla and Sienna. Team 2 Roger, Denver and Madison. There was a little bit of rivalry, naturally, as we set to work. We were making a passionfruit shortbread and some cupcakes for Sienna to decorate. Roger's team was making red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing. As you can see, the winners were Team 2, Roger, Madi and Denver. Nevermind, next year team 1 has vowed revenge! ;-) A really wonderful day out by all accounts.


Jen said...

what a yummy fun time :)

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

Fun, fun, fun & yum, yum, yum!

I'm hungry now!

Wow! You are a fabulous family! Well done all :) x

Karen said...

Oh man, now I want to go to a bakery! It looks like it was a wonderful day!!

Hay said...

Thanks friends, we all had the BEST day :-)

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