Monday, 24 June 2013

In 8 minutes time...

I am off home, to wait out the last few hours before 3 little ones see their Ouma and Oupa from Port Elizabeth. The excitement is as thick as toffee in the household.

We had a great weekend - one where Hunter did a heap of work in the house, and I did my part too. One where after a visit to the doctor on Friday night a certain Mr C is way better today.One where a wayward gate motor had us frustrated. One where the Springboks defeated the bad boys of rugby Samoa and one where 3 kids entertained themselves for a Sunday. Although they played together so well for most of the day, the also had their moments that they split into what is possibly more girl vs boy stuff.

So let me share their creative play - the boys made a fire truck with their two Ybikes and garden hose trolley.

A little house for Lemee the Lemur and baby Moya - made in a photo copy paper box with beds and table from muffin holders and lamp from straws and cupcake holders.

So, how was your weekend? And looking forward to anything?

Thursday, 20 June 2013

So what's new?

 Being very busy at work certainly is not.
Being busy at home also not.
It's just life - and at times it gets a bit more hectic than at others.
But we are going along as per usual.
We did have a few highlights though - of which Fathers day is the biggest.
Hunter was spoiled with lots of little art works, a bit of chocolate and a gift or two. Most of all - we tried to make his day the best possible. I know I have said it a million times before but I could not have wished for a better father for my children and partner in life.

I really want to share some of the photos I took to make Hunter a Fathers day card (got the beards and speech bubbles etc as a freebie on the Internet).I really adore the ones of the puppies - I am sure if they could speak those would have been their chosen words.

We also had a lovely public holiday on Monday where I cooked 3 meals and my great Pea and ham soup (anybody wants the recipe?) which will server for most lunches the next week or so. I do love soup for lunch in winter.I have realized that by cooking enough meals for the week nights really makes all the difference. We also played in the park and had all sorts of other fun like a birthday party for one of A's stuffed kittens, making faerie gardens and working in their new Depeche books.For those who do not know it is the people that make those wonderful Top Model books for girls - I found cars for the boys on the same concept and doggies to dress for A. They literally spent hours with them over the weekend, being creative and learning. Totally well spent money.

We also completed the bulk of the painting of the inside of the house. Hunter did so much work on this - it has taken a lot of time and energy but it looks awesome.

And to get that suspense thing sorted out from last week:

Jip, I did it. Got back in the saddle. Boy my heart beat at 220 bpm at times especially when I had to canter for the first time. Thanks to my wonderful hubby who arranged everything and took this great picture (and many more). You can hardly show your fear of riding if all 3 the kids do it every week.... (ok I know my feet are not correct but its been a couple of years)

PS Project life post up at Captured by Cat

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Making me happy at the moment...

  • Chicken soup in the freezer at the office to heat for lunch
  • The nearing end of the term - really it can not come too soon.
  • Warm baths and comfort food
  • Good books
  • Boots, leggings, tighs.
  • Heated seats in my car
  • A visit by the in laws during the school holidays
  • The weekend - coming soon.Roll on....
  • Prima toys for helping us to fix A's Leappad. Yes, it did cost me money but their service was fantastic.
  • The new painted areas in our house - love it!
  • Project life - gosh, I am still in love with it and think it may become a way of life. In all honesty it has taken some of my urgency to blog every minute of our lives away because we are recording it so well in the Project Life albums - btw a new week blogged yesterday
  • My kids who are growing up so fast - sometimes I have to pinch myself when I realize how fast this is happening.
  • My hubby - truly the perfect partner for me in life.
So what is making you so totally happy at the moment?

Monday, 10 June 2013

Around here

There is the usual business that is day to day life.
  • The last two tournaments of the netball season was last week Thursday and Saturday. The girls really had the most fantastic season and we are so totally proud of our girl child. The girls never lost a match in any of the 3 teams this season. A huge accomplishment.
  • Last Saturday was the last bulletjie rugby games of the season - our boys played in the same team and did so well. We are so proud of how much they learned and far they came this season.I just love all their medals.
  • It was also the first hockey tournament of the season. The boys 0/8 teams were short of players due to the rugby and the girls were asked to fill in . The Princess played 7 and a half games (4 for her team - the rest for the boys) She loved playing against the boys and we were so proud of her enthusiasm.
  • Mr L won the Playball trophy the week before last. My was he proud - and me too.
  • The house painting is proceeding as fast as it can. I am loving the way it looks.
  • It very cold today in our part of the world - all of a sudden there is an icy wind in the air and we are all feeling the cold.
  • The in laws are visiting over the school holidays - we are all looking forward to it.
  • I am rather excited that this Saturday will only have horse riding in the mix and no other sport. Yeah on a more relaxed Saturday.
  • I am totally looking forward to something I am going to do on Saturday although my tummy as just a few butterflies in it.
  •  We unexpectedly saw the Pediatric neurologist (we got a cancellation after an appeal from the OT) , tomorrow is a morning of assessment for mr L.
So, what's happening in your part of the world?

Thursday, 6 June 2013


There they were, the two girls. Dreaming away on Sunday afternoon. Enjoying each other's company while the rest of the household was busy elsewhere. Purely by chance Hunter and I spotted the two, A scratching Puppy B's ears, talking to her in a soothing voice , who knows? Sharing secrets of her heart. Both of them had a little nap somewhere along the line.

A few weeks ago the Princess had to do an oral and one of the topics was "My pet is my best friend" H helped her from her initial notes to make a speech about her puppies. How they are always glad to see her, always have time for her and always grateful for every bit of love and attention. This moment was the speech in action. A moment that I will always treasure and am so totally happy that I captured without any of the two spotting me.

The honest truth is that at 11 and a bit years our puppy B is showing her age. Last night H and I took the two puppy girls for a walk around the block - the usual thing. She moves so much slower than she used to. Running is not something that comes easily any more. In the mornings she is stiff and sore. We do give her some meds weekly to help with the stiffness. But the honest truth is that she is definitely aging faster than her sister that is 6 months older. So we are enjoying every moment with her. She, who feels happy if she rests her head on my feet. If she can touch you, she is at ease.

Love you puppy B

There is also a Project Life post up here.