Monthly Archives: September 2013

Getting bored

Grace got to spend pretty much the entire day with Hannah today and they had lots of fun. When the end of the day did finally come there were a few tears and off Hannah went towards home. About five minutes later Grace starts crying and says, “I’m bored, and there is no one to play with!” Poor tired little girl – exhausted and missing her friend already.

Sand pit fun!

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Park fun with Gogo and Gramps

And to round off a busy party weekend, some fun in the sun at the park and riding a bicycle

Brother & sister swing time

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The balancing act

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And some much needed photos of Gogo and Gramps with the grandchildren

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Certainly a most excellent weekend đŸ™‚

The very hungry caterpillar party

The first day, he ate through one apple….

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On Saturday he ate through….

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(These are lime skins with jelly and chocolate drops for pips)

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And after all of that, he ate some cake

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Happy birthday Eli!

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And then he ate some pizza

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Cuddles from Aunty Keren

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Opening presents

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More sandpit toys!

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I love tea!

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Locked up in jail

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Fun outside (thank you Lord for the good weather)

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Happy birthday Eli!

There will always be two things that we’ll remember on on the 20th of September, Eli’s birthday and Braai Master. DonnĂ© sat on the couch and watched TV while the contractions got closer together, and it was during Braai Master that it was suddenly time to head off to the hospital to meet our baby boy. And today he is one, special, precious and wonderful.

Getting some help from big sis to open those presents

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He got sand pit toys so that he can enjoy his new sandpit (and a noisy book which he loves)

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Having some fun with sissie on his first visit to the aquarium

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And loving putting his hands in the water

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Ice cream time…Grace got an ice cream, Eli got a cone (which he does seem to really enjoy)

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But don’t worry, he also has a chance to eat some ice cream. Grace was 15 months before she had a chance to eat some ice-cream

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Pyjama day

Grace’s school outing for the last day of school was cancelled due to bad weather, so they had a pyjama day. One thing is for sure, getting her ready in the morning is much faster. She started her day in her pyjamas, went to school in them and had a play date in them.

Pyjamas ready to go!

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Mom, I promise you, I’ll put these back when I’m finished looking through this drawer

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Don’t mess with me when I’m eating pizza. Nom, nom, nom.

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Learning to walk

Eli is getting better at walking every day. One of the things that he loves is when we clap for him and say “Yay!” – he then claps along, very chuffed with himself. The video is from yesterday, and today he was letting go of things and walking nearly half way across the lounge.

A lollipop is a lollipop

Duncan: Grace, are you enjoying your lolly?
Grace: It’s not a lolly, daddy, it’s a lollipop
Duncan: Well Grace, the word lollipop is made of two parts, lolli and pop, so for short we can call it a lolly. It’s the same thing Grace, a lollipop is a lolly.
Grace: A lollipop….is a lollipop, daddy. In America, they call it a lolly, but in South Africa we call it a lollipop. And we’re South African, so it’s a lollipop.