Monday, 6 June 2011

The weekend that was...

was a good one - relaxing, not too much planned and quite a lot done amongst it working in the garden and getting a water leak sorted. What made my heart very happy this weekend was:
  • Our first night with both boys sleeping through in a while.
  • Attending the baby shower of a friend who has waited 7 years, 2 miscarriages, IVF attempts and a tube pregnancy for her little man
  • The Princess' first play date with a school friend from her new school. Up until now she did not seem to have made a specific bond with one girl.
  • Making vetkoek for the family ( a first for the boys) and everybody enjoying it so much. A definite future idea.
  • Making my first lamb and lentil stew ever -  dinner for tonight and tastes and looks wonderful.

  • The boys really taking part in family church on Sunday morning - singing, going to the front to dance with the bigger kids and going to the front on their own when the pastor was calling for 3 year olds to come to the front. I am so proud of the confidence they both showed - maybe it is confidence in numbers?
  • The kids playing so nicely all together on Sunday - first with Little man L's new roller paint and then making tents and camping in the garden.
This artwork is going on the passage wall.

When I went to break down her tent late afternoon while she was napping, I found her 3 little friends patiently waiting inside. I just love these little snippets of their childhood that I can capture.
And even though a Monday turns out super hectic like mine - a weekend like this, just Makes my Monday.

Playing along with Cheryl.

17 comments:

  1. YAY for good weekends. That stew looks YUM. I love stew!

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  2. Beautiful pics. And I LOVE stew. My kids do too. That seems to be the only way to feed them vegetables and lentils. I have never made vetkoek before. Am so going to make it this weekend. I think my sons will LOVE it.
    Sending you good sleepy vibes for tonight.

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  3. laurakim  I never used to like stew but my, am I now in love with it. Wish I had more time to make them.

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  4. Making tents is one of my favourite childhood memories.

    Here's to the boys sleeping through every night...I know you need it in this chilly weather :)

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  5. Wonderful how you always give your kiddo's creative things to keep themselves busy....

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  6. That stew looks yummy and more-ish and now I want some!

    So glad for your friend that is now finally pregnant. It makes my heart warm when someone that so badly wants a little one finally has their dream come true.

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  7. Oh that artwork is to die for, Cat! ADORE it!!!! Such a Monday maker, thank you so much for playign along!

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  8. Precious! It sounds like the perfect weekend!

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  9. Perfect, absolutely perfect. That stew looks yummy!

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  10. Love L's look of concentration, the thoughtful look of C and of course, A's gorgeous red boots. I love those paints - I'm about this close to getting me some, just to mess around :)

    I got a little bit crafty with making some notebooks this weekend... need to take pics and show you all.

    The stew looks divine. Mmmmm, with some crusty bread :) 

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  11. Looks like a great weekend!  I love the tents.  I remember playing in home-made tents when I was a child.  I'm sure they'll remember that too!

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  12. Susie's Homemade22 September 2011 at 15:17

    Looks like a great weekend:-)

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  13. What a great weekend.  The lamb and lentil stew looks YUM!

    Here hoping to many more nights of sleep for you and many more weekends like this one.

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  14. What a lovely week-end!  That lamb and lentil stew looks divine!  Perfect comfort food for chilly weather.  We're having Thai chicken curry tonight! :)  So  nice that the children played well together - that is always such a blessing!

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  15. I love to see how you capture these little snippets from your life.  That lamb and lentil stew looks yummy!

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  16. She is so much like Polly it is frightening!

    Glad that you had an entire night's rest.  How divine.  Let's pray that this will be the first of many.

    x

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