Wednesday, August 29, 2007

F...... is a great letter!

La Bellina Mammina tagged me....... so here goes.

RULES: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following...they have to be real places, names, things...nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

What is your name? Fiona
4 letter word: food (my blog had the potential to get an X rating!)
Vehicle: Ford
TV Show: Fear Factor
City: Florence
Boy Name: Ferris
Girl Name: Farren
Alcoholic Drink: Fruit Salad Daiquiri........ my favourite is the plain Strawberry Daiquiri!
Occupation:Fashion Designer
Something you wear: Fur Coat
Celebrity: Farrah Fawcett
Food: Fajita's
Something found in a bathroom: Facecloth
Reason for Being late: Found a stray dog, and I took it too the SPCA.
Cartoon Character: Franky...(from Fosters Home for imaginary friends.) So my kids tell me!
Something You Shout: "Forget it!" (Yet again my blog could have gained an X rating!)

I challenge anyone who is not chicken, to do this tag! You know who you are! I do hope you have easy first letters!

Love Fifi

Monday, August 27, 2007

Field trip with Dad!

I could not have asked for a better father to my kiddies! He is the ultimate.... in my eyes, that is!

Firstly, he is extremely dedicated to his work........ which allows us to live a lifestyle that is good!
Secondly, when he puts work aside, which he does regularly, we have mega-fun together.
Sunday morning I woke up with the dreaded "Show Day" syndrome. Yet again, for the 4th week in a row, I would have to declutter the home and make it into a show piece so that someone would walk into our house...... LOVE IT....... and BUY IT! This is pressure........ do you hear me?
Well, Hubby said........... "Let me take TanziPanzi out so that you and the boys can tidy up!"
He took Tanzi to her absolute favourite place.......... drum rolls please .................... The Bird Park!
Enjoying the experience......

Starting to get anxious................

Full freak out................

Giving orders to the pelicans!

The Showday got cancelled, but Tanzi had the time of her life!Thanks Hubby!
Love Fifi

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Happy customers.

My boys are over the moon..... finally I have sorted out their bedroom with duvets and a few other things! Go and have a look here to see before and after pics.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Pics from this past week.

After two weeks of holidays, these beautiful,joyful faces welcomed me back into the learning room. I feel so privileged to be teaching my kids! WizzKid said, "Mom I'm so glad we're back at school, as the days were not that interesting, and seemed SO long!"

Praise and worship can sometimes be quite wild........ but always good!

Here's my little water baby..... she is so at home in the water.

Mr CoolDude has a dream to be the next Roger Federer, and he's good! CoolDude loves his tennis!!

My boys are allowed to have 45min of technology each day. That is, if they have done all their schoolwork, and if they haven't lost it due to bad attitudes! They get to play most days,and they LOVE it. Today they got these chairs for their PSP's. The chairs have built in surround sound systems(they rock), and provide a happy place for them to relax and enjoy their session of technology.



A few of TanziPanzi's latest sayings..................

"Boys you can't watch dat, it's tooooooo bilent!" (violent)

She wasn't settling down for school, so I said to her "Tanzi, PLEASE settle down and do your puzzle." She jumped up to attention, saluted and shouted, "Yes Sir!"

A couple of weeks back...... Tanzi called CoolDude 'An ugly butt'. I told her that was a naughty thing to do and that she must say sorry now. She did........ but what followed made me scream with laughter.(Yip I know this may not have been the correct thing to do, but the hahahahahaha just came out!) She said.... "I don't like dat, now I'm da ugly butt!"

love Fifi

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Where have all the kittys gone........

After 3 weeks of hoping and praying that two of our beloved cats would return, I have sadly come to the conclusion that this might not be so! So, it's with real sadness that I have decided to remove these two pics from my side bar. Pacha(4), the white one, would always settle down with me as I went to bed. Bootz(1), the grey and white one, had the most amazing personality. We were always laughing at him and his antics!
January 2006 095

Feb 054
Bye Bye my furry babies!
Love Fifi


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A first for us!

Returning from the DVD store, my kids bounded into the house absolutely overjoyed! For the first time ever they had won a raffle! Excited screams of "We won, we won!" filled the house. I made them pose before the raffle was ripped apart ...... their fingers were just a itching to explore what lay inside!
Love Fifi


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Oh Bother........apparently I'm a bit slow.

I do agree with the second sentence..... TOTALLY!
You can tag on the end.... A good Merlot!

Take the 100 Acre Personality Quiz!

Monday, August 20, 2007

New learner at Gibbons Funschool!

It was back to school today. We have had a wonderful 2 week break, and all of us are rearing to learn again! What made it even more exciting, was that TanziPanzi joined us for her first official school day at Gibbons Funschool. I wasn't too sure what to expect ......but all went smoothly.

Well sort of...............

We started off with praise and worship. Tanzi cracked the boys up with her ballet moves and attempts to karate kick them in the groin! Of course they found this very amusing, spurring her on to deliver even harder blows!(I stepped in, and gave the "Is that a good thing to do!" lecture.)

I settled Tanzi down and let her glue shapes onto paper, while I read the Bible to the boys. She quickly caught on that raising her hand gave her an opportunity to speak. So every other minute she would slip her hand up. I would ask "Yes, Tanzi?" And she would blurt out "Goolie" or "Gung-gung". Just to get attention, and make the boys laugh!

While the boys did Maths and Afrikaans, Tanzi and I went onto the computer and learnt about Annie Apple (the 'a' sound). We are using Letterland. It's a unique phonic-based approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling to 3-8 year olds. Every letter is assigned a friendly pictogram character which helps the learners remember the sound that letter makes. It's brilliant and loads of fun.

After this we did a couple of puzzles and I showed her a picture book about the birth of baby Jesus. We went through the book again, and I made her tell me the story. Wow..... what an interesting version she came up with!

Here's the new student hard at work!

With Tanzi in our midst we're in for a lot more laughs and a few testing moments !!!

(Dear God........ lavish me with a double dose of patience and a calm and gentle spirit!..... thank you!) teehee

love Fifi


Friday, August 17, 2007

Middle Name Tag!

No one tagged me, but I claimed this one, because I thought it looked like fun!

Here are the rules:1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.3. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.

Okay...... so mine is LYNN, after my Dad's sister.
L ........Loud........ yip that's me. If I have music on it must be loud, if I sing the neighbors can hear me! I even walk heavily. I am always singing or making some loud noise, and Hubby often requests for me to "Tone it down a little!" TeeHee
Y ........Young at heart.... when it comes to music. My kids think I'm quite cool, as I love the latest music that is played on the radio. Gwen Stefani, Black Eyed Peas, Anastasia and club remixes are some of my favorites. (As long as the words are kosher!)
N ........Nostalgic..... I love casting my mind back to times gone by(the good and the bad) in my life. I love to live in my memories and keep them alive!
N ........Newsy..... I just love the news.
The first thing I do when I wake up, is log onto Sky News! And telling Hubby about what's going on in the world is part of the deal. He will say "Just give me the Headlines Fee!".... but I like to tell him the full story with every bit of detail!We are so different, it's wonderful!
I tag....
WizzKid @ The Bond Files
Tracy @ Delight yourself in the Lord
Marsha @ Our Homeschool and Other Such Happenings
Michelle @ Raising Little Women

Love Fifi

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Fashionista time!

I have started to make dresses for orphans. Of course TanziPanzi loves to be my model,.... but is also insistant on keeping the merchandise after exhibition!!!! We have had to have many a talk about how sharing is caring...but still she has little understanding that I am making these dresses for children that have no mommys or daddys.
I want to take her too the orphanages, so she gets to understand what I are going on about!
Love Fifi

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Time well spent...............

We have been away for the past 5 days. Hubby had to go to Durban (5 hours away) on business, so we all happily traipsed along. Durban is my home town so we visited family and friends whom we hadn't seen for quite a while!

Here are my parents and my children........

I finally got to hold my cousins adopted son, Joshua. He is 8 weeks old and his final adoption papers have just been signed ............. so he is now totally theirs! He is absolutely gorgeous. CoolDude wanted to hold him all the time!

Below is my very happy cousin and her baby we have prayed for ALOT! God is good!

Of course I am extremely excited because Hubby and I stood in agreement that we will move back to my home town at the end of the year. Our house is up for sale, and when that is complete we will move down to the coast! I am looking forward to getting out of Johannesburg and spending more time like this......... My kids were freezing though,...... we're in the middle of Winter!

love Fifi

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Mmmmmmmm....I'm getting there!

I have been flat on my back most of the week! Yip the nasty flu got me! But this morning I woke up with a head that was not throbbing ..... I jumped out of bed and started doing the dance of joy and singing "I'm better, I'm better!" Of course this woke the family, so I made them all come and have tea with me! I had missed them so!!!!
Well, I thought I would post a few pics from the week. Yes.... a girl is never too sick to take the odd pic ya know!(Especially when her flu-tabs kick in!......"I believe I can fly".........!!)

Sorry I've been a bad blogger girlfriend..... I'll visit ya'll soon!