Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Come again weekend!!

We had such a lovely weekend... we ended our weekend with a nice little braai which, before it was lit was Lollys braai. He pulled his trolley and all his food stuffs to the braai and cooked for us! This kid loves to "cook fire" as he calls it.

 Of course for pudding we braai'd marshmallows with Marie biscuits - I thought Oliver would LOVE this but he was so concerned by his sticky fingers that he wasn't as excited about the pudding as I was.

I think Friday night is a good night for another braai... undercover patio, drink in hand, my boys - best Friday night!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Lolly's big school...

Next year my Lolly is going to school. Be still my heart. He has been with Sylvia since I went back to work and she has become family to us! The fact that my child now has to go to school makes me so nervous for him... The principle of Birches Pre Primary is amazing and agreed we can go play there on Friday afternoons to familiarize him with the school. 
The other kiddies loved on Lolly and played with him and even though at first he was shy, he eventually came around and had lots of fun! He used the toilet and saw the reading room...

I am now honestly more excited for him than nervous as I know he is going to LOVE it there! Tomorrow night is parents evening, I am looking forward to it!

Monday, 26 October 2015

Skirtings... finally!

Shew, finally our skirtings went in this weekend... thanks to Mike and my dad and of course Lolly who put his working glasses on and got to work right along side the big boys!!
 I LOVE how the thick skirtings make such a big different....

Thanks boys for all your hard work!!

Friday, 23 October 2015

This daddy...

This daddy takes the time sit and look at a fountain with his precious boy during a little shopping trip.


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Sunday sleep in...

On Saturday night we had a nice evening with friends and ended up getting home rather late... that means on Sunday morning Lolly forgot to wake up early and we had a lazy start to the morning. We ended up missing church and when Mike handed me this cup of coffee it was decided that we would have a nice lazy morning.
A few short hours later we ended up in the sun by the pool... what a lovely day!!

Monday, 19 October 2015

These two...

These two made my weekend!!
This is Lolly's new "cooking ladder" and he made his own breakfast on Sunday morning...
If this is how we spend our weekends, at home - chilling in our PJ's - drinking coffee and just loving our little family I will be a very happy person!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

My ladies man...

Check out this kid... and his smile!! These are his besties!!
I love these kiddies so much!! I am going to miss seeing them every day next year....

Why haven't we done this before??

I love snacking on popcorn and chocolate together during movies - for whatever reason it never occurred to me to actually combine them... until Mike said "hey, wanna try this" and said "hell yes" and we did and then we both said "hmmmm, delicious!".
Our new quick and easy treat for movie nights at home!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Love of music...

This child of ours seems to have inherited the love of music from his daddy... yesterday, on the way home, we were listening to Alter Bridge in the car and Lolly wouldn't get out of the car until the one song was finished. Mike then promised that he would show Lolly a music video of Alter bridge after bath time. He watched in awe and kept saying "same as daddy's guitar" and then he asked Mike if he could also play guitar.

 And then Mike had to come and play along with him!! Even Barney played a little :)

I have a sneaky feeling that this will become a nightly ritual... bless these boys! They brighten up my life so much!!

Monday, 12 October 2015

This man....

I feel that at times I take for granted just how amazing my husband is, honestly I have become so accustomed to him and his ways that I often feel he is "normal". Mike is far from normal and for that I am so grateful! He is the best daddy in the whole world, he really is - the love he has for Lolly is tangible and the sparkle in his eye when he speaks about his son just proves it. He happily plays patiently for hours with Lolly, fixing anything that moves and teaching him any and every sport to do with a ball! He isn't one of those dads that just sits by and doesn't get involved - he is always involved and does so much for Lolly and for me in return! This man puts toothpaste on my toothbrush, makes me coffee when I bat my eyes at him, lets me go to bed early, always puts me first and loves me so completely. I don't know what I would do without him, I honestly don't!!

Friday, 9 October 2015


Summer is here and we are really enjoying my folks pool - the highlight of a hot day is being able to take a nice cool dip in the pool. I think this summer we will spend most weekends close to the pool (hope you don't mind mom and dad) Lolly is very confident in the pool, he loves jumping off the highest point like his Uncle Ryno and keeps reminding me that "uncle Ryno jumped off there" and points to the rocks where he jumps from - then he counts for me and expects me to jump in too... then I have to count for him and he jumps into my arms.

 This bum is TOO cute!!!

Just like his Momma he LOVES the water and we could swim all day.... hello summer, I have missed you!!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

There are times...

We are very strict most of the time.... BUT there are times when sitting on the table clinging to wormy is ok....

I am learning slowly that there are times to be super strict and there are times when it is ok to loosen up a bit and allow certain things at certain times... Lolly's imagination is running rampant at the moment which I LOVE so trying to grow that is a huge joy for me!

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

This child...

This child of mine...

Strawberry picking...

A couple of weekends ago we went strawberry picking - Lolly's first time - despite being really let down by the costing and what we ended up getting for that cost he had his 15 minutes of picking and really enjoyed it. I felt like he barely got into by the time we had to move on BUT he ate a couple freshly picked strawberries, had a nice red mouth to prove it.
The best part of the whole day was the company... if not for the group of friends we went with I would have been upset about the whole day.

 Soph also enjoyed strawberry picking...

At the moment our view on life is to give Lolly as many experiences as we can, before he came along the cost for this day out would have not even been considered BUT because it gives my child something to do that he has never done before we closed our eyes and paid up. He spoke of "picking storeberries" (as he pronounces it) all weekend so we are happy we went! Bless this child and the view on life he gives us.... there is nothing more special than trying to view things through the eyes of a child!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Pallet Jacks...

On Sunday for the first time we popped to Pallet Jacks for some lunch! My child's eyes lit up when he saw everything he could play on...
 We just missed breakfast BUT I am dying to try the breakfast cumpets  - next time for sure!!
 I got a little bit of kindle time while Mike played with Lolly.
 Happiness is in the bottom of a ball pit apparently :)

My child had such a wonderful time, the food was delicious and we cannot wait to go back!!!