Friday, June 29, 2007

I Rock!

Christine from Fruit in Season so kindly nominated me for this award!

Now I can say to my kids with conviction and the support of a fellow blogging girlfriend that......... "Mom Rocks!"

Thanks Christine ......... I have been a fan of your blog for a while now.

I have the honour to pass this blog gift onto 5 lady bloggers of my choice.

Trina from I Work From Son Up To Son Down ....... with 5 boys, her life is as rockin' as it gets! I admire her extremely..... she is down to earth, she respects and adores her hubby, and she always sees the good in things!She has a way with story telling and keeps you on your seat till the very last word!

Diane from A Day In The Life is a very good friend...... always uplifting and an encourager of note! She is actively involved in her kids lives and loves posting lots of pics of her family and their exciting homeschool adventures!I do hope I meet you one day!

Tracy from Delight Yourself In The Lord is one zany lady, and I love visiting her because of this! She has a larger than life personality, and a way of expressing her self that captivates me everytime! Did I mention she lives on an Island?

Kate from In A Shoe has SO many children and she knows just what to do! She is a rockin' grandma who ooses wisdom and practical knowledge when it comes to children of any age. She is the heart and hands of Jesus to her many adopted children.

Halfmoon Girl from HalfMoon Happenings makes me feel sane! I realise after visiting her, that no matter where we reside on the globe, all of us Moms are going through exactly the same issues! She gets down to the nitty-gritty of life, homeschooling and motherhood. She talks where others dare to go..... add a dose of humour and now you've got the full picture!

So if I mentioned your name, please do the same! Doing this exercise has made me realise how blessed I am to have so many good friends around the world!

Love and blessings



Thursday, June 28, 2007

Another exciting post!

The kids had their annual ( yes, I know it should be done every six months!) check up at the dentist this morning! As far as fillings go we got the all clear. I was delighted about this. WizzKid was told he needs to have 2 baby teeth pulled next Wednesday..... poor guy!
TanziPanzi had her first ride in the dentist chair.
I'm sure the world is a better place after reading our exciting news! teehee!

love and blessings Fifi


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Kiddies Classics!

I was hoping to do a Wordless Wednesday but I have exhausted my Flickr account for the month of June!
So.........I thought I would share about one of my favourite listening sites for young children.
It's called Kiddie Records Weekly . And it's free!!!
I remember listening to some of these records when I was growing up! My TanziPanzi and CoolDude love them!
blessings to you all Fifi

Monday, June 25, 2007

Yip..... I got tagged!

I've done this tag before, but it was fun ........ so here are another 8 random facts..............

These are the rules of the tag (as copied from Gills blog):

1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each participant posts eight random facts about themselves.
3. Tagees should write a blogpost of eight random facts about themselves.
4. At the end of the post, eight more bloggers are tagged (named and shamed).
5. Go to their blog, leave a comment telling them they're tagged (cut and run).

Eight Random Facts about me:

  1. I buy way to many books!
  2. I am not a domestic goddess by a long way!
  3. I love a good Merlot!
  4. I am very nostalgic, and tend to think back into the past rather than look forward to the future!
  5. I love doing handy-man stuff around the house!
  6. I am not a beach person!
  7. I love giving and blessing others!
  8. I am musical, and should get off my b-- and use this talent more!!!!!!

That's it..............

I tag ........... Tracy , Beth ,La Belinna Mammina ,Waala Family ,Sara , Michelle , Mrs Martin ,Trina


Sunday, June 24, 2007

We escaped the city..........

Yip.... that's what we did this weekend! And what a great time we had. This is Granny and Grandpa Booms Farm. They are situated in the middle of a Buffalo farm.

We reside in the busiest city in Africa! I will be totally honest with you, the main reason people live here is to earn better money!They don't come here for beautiful views and quality of life!
Every third month we like to take a break out of this rat race, and go and visit family!
So that's what we did! We went to Bloemfontein.(4 hours away). Hubby's parents and his sister's family live there.
Granny and Grandpa share the farm with 5 arrogant turkeys, numerous chickens, 3 dogs, 3 geese, 3 bunnies, and bats that swoop down and brush your hair!!!!! I kid you not!

TanziPanzi fell in love with the bunnies, and tried to protect them from the boys paintball escapades!!!

So,............ we are relaxed and ready to face the rat race for another 3 months! There is talk that we might go and spend a few years in Bloemfontein! Yah!!
Love Fifi


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Change of Blog Name!

I began having a relationship with Christ 15 years ago. Before that, I had occasionally attended church, and had believed in the existence of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In 1992, whilst I was intrenched in the world, I met Hubby(to be). I followed him overseas.... he tells our kids that I hunted him down!!!
We holidayed in England for a few months and had great fun. But the most important event that happened whilst I was over there, was that I met my Lord and my friend ,Jesus. I was staying with 2 christian girls who were sisters. One night they ministered into my life, and I gave my heart to the Lord. It was a momentous evening. There were tears and moments of laughing... I knew my life had changed forever!
To cut a v-e-r-y long story short, when we got back to South Africa, Hubby (to be) and I went to a Steven Curtis Capman concert. That night, his songs and beautiful lyrics captured my heart..... and they still continue too!
I have always tended to be pretty independant and self reliant,
but the lyrics to this song by Chapman, remind me that I need Christ to be an integral part of my life..... He is my life blood!It's good to need and want him!
So....... that is why I used the lyrics of this song, in the description of my blog.
On the bank of the Tennessee River
In a small Kentucky town
I drew my first breath one cold November morning
And before my feet even touched the ground
With the doctors and the nurses gathered 'round
I started to dance
I started to dance
A little boy full of wide-eyed wonder
Footloose and fancy free
But it would happen, as it does for every dancer
That I'd stumble on a truth I couldn't see
And find a longing deep inside of me, it said . . .
I am the heart, I need the heartbeat
I am the eyes, I need the sight
I realize that I am just a body
I need the life
I move my feet, I go through the motions
But who'll give purpose to chance
I am the dancer
I need the Lord of the dance
The world beneath us spins in circles
And this life makes us twist and turn and sway
But we were made for more than rhythm with no reason
By the one who moves with passion and with grace
As He dances over all that He has made
I am the heart,
He is the heartbeat
I am the eyes, He is the sight
And I see clearly, I am just a body
He is the life
I move my feet, I go through the motions
But He gives purpose to chance
I am the dancer
He is the Lord of the dance.
(Steven Curtis Chapman)

Check this out.............

This might be old news to you, but I have a blog about the remodelling of our home over here.
Today, I updated it with new before and after pics! So go and have a look! We are selling and moving again! Good thing we're a family that likes change!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Wind (!) Trio ............

This year we are attempting to learn the recorder. I can't say I have an incredible love for this instrument and it's sound, but I thought it would be a good for my boys to be exposed to an instrument other than the piano or keyboard.
I had to rat on them initially to practice, but now they are quite diligent about it! Even TanziPanzi joins in ..... much to their disapproval!


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Daddy Day!

We celebrated Fathers Day last Sunday. Why you ask?....... Well , that's when I thought Father's Day was!! We made a fuss of him a week before the correct date.......... like it really matters! I made Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding... with roasted pumpkin and potatoes!
Just to give him a double blessing I decided to ask our kiddie-winks a few questions about their Dad.

What does Dad love doing?

CoolDude: "Watching movies, taking us out and eating Wonka bars!"
WizzKid: "Working in his own business, and doing lots of things with us."
TanziPanzi : "Fathers Day! "

What do you love about your Dad?

CoolDude: "That he is funny.....he jokes and plays with us alot."
WizzKid : "That he's extremely hard working and he enjoys us."
TanziPanzi : "Jesus!" (O......kay!)

What do you like doing with your Dad?

CoolDude: "Going to technology shops and the movies."
WizzKid : "Learning about computers from him, mountain biking and doing gym together."
TanziPanzi: "The Bird Park .... um ..... with sweeties!"

Give me one word that describes your Dad.

CoolDude: "Generous!"
WizzKid: "I can't describe Dad with one word........ he's hardworking, fun, playful, active, grateful, loving and extremely happy."
TanziPanzi: "Feeding birds..... more birds and big snakes eat us! " (..........?)

Of course dear Hubby......... I know all these things about you! ( Except the snake thing!)
I couldn't have wished for a more wonderful father for my kids! Love Ya!

love Fifi

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tanzi learns to swim!

I have posted a pic of a mosaic piece I completed, 2 nights ago, over here. Go and have a look....... I'm new at this so please don't expect some exotic masterpiece!

My little TanziPanzi (2 and three quarters already!) started swimming lessons last week. She is a natural water baby, and is so happy in and under the water! Of course she asked to be decked out in all the necessary paraphernalia....... pink costume, pink goggles and pink cap!(She was horrified that she had to settle for a green cap!)
At the end of TanziPanzi's swimming I snapped a pic of CoolDude giving her a love! He was SO proud of her!

Love Fee

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


A month ago TanziPanzi started ballet lessons and was extremely obedient and listened beautifully...... yesterday it was a different story! She didn't listen to the teacher. She ran when she was supposed to hop and she hung on the ballet bar, like a monkey!, when she was supposed to sit quietly and practice her 'fairy arms!'

At the end of the lesson I asked her why she had not listened....... she answered "Cause I a weal Balleweena now!" Then I realised that it was her first lesson with proper ballet shoes! Ahhh...... She obviously thinks that she's beyond tutoring already!!

(slap bang in the middle is our "Princess of Wonderland")

At home,before the lesson, I managed to snap a few photos of her co-operating!

You have captivated our hearts little Ballerina-Edweena!( Daddy's nickname for her)

Love Fee

Saturday, June 9, 2007

My Sister!

I mentioned in my previous post, that the pics were taken just before I left for a lovely evening out!

Yes..... what a great time I had! Hubby's oldest sister and husband pastor a church of over 15 000 people in a smallish town called Bloemfontein.( translation= flower fountain) Their church is not only growing in leaps and bounds, but it is impacting the city and the peoples lives in an awesome way! It is quite miraculous to see a church with equal numbers of African and European people all praising our Lord with one voice! Bloemfontein is an Afrikaans community that had very strong ties to the past Apartheid government... so that is why this occurrence is even more miraculous!!

Yip... so my sister-in-law invited me to a ladies meeting, at which she would be giving the message. All I can say is WOW....... the decor was beautiful, and the woman were blessed with drama, dancing, fellowshipping, numerous surprise gifts and a challenging message from my sis! I was so proud of her. (In a godly way of course!)

Snapped before we left ............ the brunette and the blonde!!!

I love you sis...... I see your strength and your humility!


I am no longer photoless!

Two months ago my digital camera died on me! I have no idea why.... one day it worked, the next day it didn't! What I do know, is I was extremely upset that my 'memory catcher' was no longer with me!
I have managed to blog with fewer pictures............. and with the odd cellphone photo.
But yesterday my dear Hubby sent me out to buy a new digital camera. He has such a precious heart! He saw how I was pining after my loss and he resolved to cheer me up!teehee
Just before I left for a lovely evening yesterday, I let the boys take turns taking a few pics.

They were thrilled that I allowed them to use my new toy,...... and I was happy that the pics came out so well!
Many more pics to follow........ without a doubt!
love Fifi

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

I am sort of back............

Hello dear friends! Boy-oh-boy have I missed conversing with ya all! It has been extremely hard not posting on our daily events!!!! But the break has been good, and I feel a whole lot better for it!
What's happening in our lives.........
CoolDudes Writing has miraculously morphed from ugly scrawl to beautiful script!OVERNIGHT! He's also had a breakthrough in his reading, and is now able to ENJOY his readers!
WizzKid is having a Month Of Maths! He is SO excited, NOT! He is streaks ahead with language that I have decided to get his maths up to a similar level.
I am on a Mozaic frenzy, and am enoying upgrading some rather boring elements in our house with the mosaic technique! I'll showcase some of them soon.
TanziPanzi has joined us in the classroom, and is settling in quite well. Her daily 'work'(as she calls it) consists of seeing how much playdough she can stamp into the carpet and threading beads. At first she refused to do the beading, as there were "no pink ones!!!!"
Hubby is working hard...... what's new! His business is taking off, and he has employed 3 new people.

So that's our lives(at the moment) in a nutshell
Love to you all