Monthly Archives: May 2017

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!


Thank you! 

Adam sits in the back and Grace hands him a chip. He takes the chip and, “Thank you!” Another one, “Thank  you!” and another and another. 

He’s picking up so many new words, like the ones in this video: