Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The three little piggies...

For Ollie's birthday he received the BEST GIFT EVER in the form of a Three little piggies story prop... its so beautiful- there are the three houses, 3 little piggies with the cutest pair of shorts made out of one of Ollie's old babygrows and the big bad wolf. It is stunning... and seeing as that was my favorite story growing up its kind of a pressie for me too!
Ollie loves to set up a "stage" and tell us this story acting out each little piece.
Charley had her first taste of this story this weekend when Mike told us all and she absolutely loved it! She giggled at all the funny parts and stood the whole time trying to get her grubby little hands on a piggy or two...





 
I feel this pressie will be in our home forever and eventually be used to tell our grandkids the story of the three little piggies.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Happy retirement dad!

This weekend we surprised my dad with a retirement party - he is retiring in December (and my parents are away so much between now and then) that we thought this would be a good time.
Dad was VERY surprised!!

Ollie and Charley helped us clean up the patio for all our guests....







We had a lamb on the spit which was delicious and we celebrated dad and all he has done for us over the years leading up to him retiring soon.









What a lovely day to celebrate dad!!

Friday, 13 October 2017

PSG meeting...

I am apart of the "parent support group" at school, its basically mom (and the odd dad) that some alongside the school to assist with whatever we can...
We normally meet at school but I felt a change would be nice so I invited everyone home.


I love doing school with these ladies.

My boy...

My precious boy...
These two stole some time while Charley and I shopped the other day and played some games and had an ice cream!



 I LOVE this picture of my boy.... its my best!
I love my boy!

My girl...

Some afternoons I lay on the floor while Charley rumbles around me - she is a little food stalker and always tries to steal my dinner, drink - ANYTHING I have.



 We tried out Charley with some scrambled egg the other morning and she really enjoy it - mind you she will eat anything she can eat with her fingers....
I love this girl!!

Umgeni Bird park...

Last weekend we took the kids to Umgeni Bird Park, it was so lovely. Mike wanted to pop out to a music shop in the area so he dropped us off and the 3 of us played and then went to a free flight bird show which was super entertaining. Both kids sat still the whole time and just watched! The lady doing the show was fantastic and kept us all entertained..
 At one point the vulture that was out came very close to us - I wont lie when I say I was a bit nervous and I could see Ollie was too... BUT being a brave brother he leaned over and rubbed Charley's hand and said "its ok, don't be scared" - I mean come on, how cute is that!!

What a lovely morning, we will def be going there again!
After the show Ollie played on the jungle gym while Charley and I watched...
I love making memories with my family!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Special visitors...

Our good friends came to visit from JHB which is always such a treat - this is the first time meeting each others second born which was so special!
Charley having a fat chat with Josh...

 Ollie and Kaycee playing so nicely together!

Both of our kids are 6 months apart - when I was pregnant with Ollie D was pregnant with Kaycee and when I was pregnant with Charley D was pregnant with Josh - its the best!!

Favorite way to start our day...

Our favorite way to start out day.... with breakfast in bed!
Love these 3 so much!!!!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Sickies...

My poor kiddies have been sick - Charley teething which always turns into an upper respiratory infection and Ollie had Bronciolitis - Mike stayed home with the kids on Monday and I stayed home with Ollie on Tuesday - Charley was much better by then so we sent her to Ouma and I got to spend some one on one time with an almost better Ollie. This hasn't happened in forever - Just the two of us. Ollie had stopped vomiting but was still very chesty so we tried to be as quiet as possible (which lasted a whole 2 hours)... we watched some TV (I tried to nap because we had many sleepless nights leading up to this day but Ollie wouldn't have it!)
 Ollie brought all his "friends" to lie on the couch with him...
 We sat and played lego for about 2 hours, we had to use every single block of lego. I told Ollie my hands were getting too sore to build anymore so he proceeded to give my hands a massage and told me to have at it.

 He then all of a sudden had lots of energy and needed some fresh air... so the patio it was.

As tired as I was (and flip I was tired) I really cherished some time alone with my boy! He seemed to thrive with my full attention and it made both of our hearts so happy!
Lets do it again boy BUT not when you are sick and not when I am exhausted ok!


Friday, 6 October 2017

Dropsies...

For the last few weeks I have had the dropsies, I have dropped my phones so many times that I have cracked 2 screen protectors...
I dropped my phone behind the couch the other day and it snapped a pic of me picking it up.
I just had to laugh!!


Thursday, 5 October 2017

Tuppaware...

I mean, who doesn't love Tupperware!!



This is the very best distraction to use while cooking or packing lunches!