Monthly Archives: December 2012

Allsorts of 2012

We arrived safely home today after a quiet, relaxed and uneventful journey home. With both the children and adults tired out after a trip starting at 01h00 there is one final story before we sign off for the year…

Yesterday Donné had just given Grace some liquorice allsorts and a few seconds later she started moaning about something (can't recall what). Donné said to her, "If you don't stop moaning I'm going to take those away from you." Grace only took a microsecond to evaluate her options and shoved the entire handful into her mouth before there was any chance of them being taken…at which point we fell apart laughing.

May your year ahead be filled with allsorts of fun, surprises, beauty and laughter.

Have a blessed and safe New Year's Eve, so long 2012 and thanks for all the fish.

Last day of holiday

Jawbone fun with Rob & Cholë

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Grace enjoying some painting time with her hero Robyn

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Little blue eyes

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Eli’s first laugh

Eli laughed for the first time today! Donné was zerbitting him and a he gave a few little giggles. He gives a short laugh at the start of this video,

And more water fun on the replacement slip-n-slide after the first one had a hole in it out of the box. Now we can race!

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The dogs tea party

Gogo and the grandchildren

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The dogs tea party: Grace gathered all the toys, made sure everyone had something to nibble and had a tea party (she had recently returned from the lagoon and polished off two cups of her own tea).

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Lagoon fun

Gogo cuddles

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3…2….1…mud pie alert!

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Our civil engineering project….tomorrow we create the water supply

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Making sand castles

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Rocketing around the lagoon

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Mo-Eli

Eli, the French bar owner

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I spit on your eenglish muffeens!

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Gogo and Gramps aftercare, "Don't worry, we'll look after the children…"

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What was so funny about watching this was how Gogo's head would lift up whenever Grace spoke to her, but after a second or two of silence her head would slowly nod further and further down.

Christmas Day

Grace was blessed to have three Christmas' in one day. She also got to open all of Eli's presents, as well as anyone's who was willing to let her…

Ooooh, what is it?

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I think I'll just sit in this corner and check out these socks

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Yippee! Another one to rip open!

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Phew! Tiring stuff this, mom

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Testing out the new slip & slide from Gogo and Gramps.

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Grace and Eli (and ourselves) where royally spoiled by everyone, and we had a wonderful day with our families. It is a blessing to have families that love us so much and who we love.