1, 2, 3….mow 

Sam now has l two gardening assistants…. 

The Mystery of the Reappearing Scissors 

Okay maybe we have too many pairs of scissors in this house or my kids are seriously trying to mess with my mind (probably a bit of both). 

I pack the scissors away in their home in the craft cupboard and they reappear in a variety of interesting places. In my walk around the house today I found a pair in the bathroom,  because you never know when you may need to cut something while brushing your teeth, a pair in Eli’s cupboard and one in the playroom. 

Of course Adam is the finder of all things, and well let’s just say he can smell out things he shouldn’t have; knives, scissors, lipstick, matches, siblings toothbrush etc. 

Having found 3 pairs of scissors on my search I diligently packed them away to keep Adam safe.

I guess the question is what will tomorrow bring?

Yes he is chuffed,  not only did he brush his teeth will Eli’s toothbrush he found a pair of scissors too! 

Sneaky licks

Donné was icing her cake when she turned around to find Adam helping himself to a little bit of icing from the beater….

Family car wash 

Donné and the children got stuck into cleaning our very dirty car – water and washing is always well loved. For our Captonian friends experiencing the drought along with us, we used greywater. 

Aran the Superhero 

We had a fun day yesterday celebrating Aran’s 3rd birthday. 

Singing happy birthday, with some exciting entertainment 

Well done Lucy for making an awesome superhero cake

Passball and the hiding spot 

Passball, it’s kinda like volleyball but you only know where the ball is as it comes over the wall.

The perfect hiding spot

Super baby morning

Adam the super baby (or at least dressed in his Superman pyjamas) set about his morning of work…. 

Read a book, try the extract some saline from the bag, do some posting…okay, now it’s time for a nap

Fun in the Kitchen

Adam had fun helping me in the kitchen today.  First he helped me make supper by cutting up a pepper

And then he had fun with Eli and I measuring out the ingredients for a cake. He enjoyed baking so much that he was having a difficult time sharing the baking experience with Eli, and would have happily measured out all the ingredients himself if given the chance.  

I love how all children,  no matter the age, engage in and love the process of baking and food preparation. 

Of course no baking experience is complete without a bit of taste testing. 

Eli knits

Grace knitted herself a scarf, which inspired Eli to learn how to knit, so with some training from Donné he is getting the hang of it.

Mother’s day

Grace and Eli were able to independently make breakfast for Donné today! By the time I got downstairs they had made a cup of lemon water and a bowl of (sugary) oats for Donné, which was followed by cards and more cards and chocolate bars and more chocolate bars.

The afternoon was a meander through Vergelegen’s gardens.

Under the Royal Oak at Vergelegen



Getting everyone to look at the camera and smile seemed to be an impossible task today


Ride-em cowboy!