Monthly Archives: December 2012

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

…and all through the house, nothing was moving except for a Mom.

She got up to feed and heard something jingle
And when she looked out the window there was Chris Pringle
His reindeer and sleigh were stuck up a tree
While he sat and put a plaster on his knee

He slid down the tree and took out his pick
And jimmied the door with a special kind of trick
He snuck through the door and under the tree
He left a small present for you and for me

Out the door and back up to the sleigh
And as he broke free she did hear him say
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good day!"

Have a blessed Christmas, full of love, sharing and kindness. May the truly important things be at the forefront of your mind.

Lots of love from the D's


PS. One small note from the day that made me laugh: Grace fell asleep in the car today on the way back from breakfast (a miracle before Christmas), and when I took her out of the car and put her into bed she woke briefly and said, "Why do I have to sleep?!? Why do I have to rest?!?" and then fell back asleep and had a two hour nap.

Visit to the Clemence’s

You might notice a trend in how we're spending our holiday…

Grace attached herself to Robyn after she settled in and had loads of fun swimming, colouring, playing outside, picking flowers, etc. etc.


Holiday pool fun

If Grace could swim all day I think she would. If the sun wouldn't burn us all to a crisp, then we would.

Eli had his first swim today.






Our little blue eye boy (at least for the moment)


Sister hugs

At the end of every bath, there are always sister hugs.


Mirror, mirror


If you put me in a headlock….


…I will gnaw your arm off


Hahaha! I win!


Get your holiday on!


Early start to the day with us up at 00h00. Last few things packed, baby fed and everyone in the car by 01h00 and in Jeffrey's Bay by 09h00. Grace and Eli were really amazing. Grace was actually awake (sort of) until about 04h00 (but quiet the whole time), then waking up about an hour later and seeing that it was starting to get light she was ready to start the day. And since she has been here she has pretty much been playing full on all the way until the end of the day. I'm really proud of how well she travelled.

Thank you Father God that we travelled and arrived safely.