Saturday, October 27, 2007

What's happening?

To all my HomeSchoolBlogger friends,
I want to let you know, that I am not able to comment on your blogs. I am having endless problems comunicating with you all! Some days I can see your blogs, and other days not! For the last 2 months I have battled to post a comment!
I still visit though!

I am so glad......

............. to be at home with Hubby!

The three kids and I travelled to Hillcrest, (Natal) on Wednesday. We got back today. I was worried that TanziPanzi might cause the 6 hour trip to be unbearable, but...... she was extremely well behaved! Surprise!

I had to take the boys down for an assessment test for entrance into a private christian school. I also visited a pre-school that I might put TanziPanzi into. The assessment went well. CoolDudes reading is 2 years ahead of his age, but I need to focus on his spelling! Surely his spelling would be good from all that reading? hmmmm.... I wonder how that works? WizzKid was totally fine.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

We won.

The Springboks are bringing home the trophy!



Saturday, October 20, 2007

Can't wait for tonight.......

South Africa play England in the final of the Rugby World Cup!
I thought I would share our anthem. It is a beautiful song and incorporates 5 of our 11 official languages. Yes, we have 11 offical languages! The languages in our anthem are Zulu,Khosa, Sotho, Afrikaans and English. There are some lovely pics so enjoy a taste of my country.

South Africa's Anthem
Go Bokke go! ...... make us proud!

My little princess.........

Last night Hubby was away, and we had a tremendous thunderstorm. So I ended up sharing my bed with dear TanziPanzi and her many Ponies. While I was blogging she( and her entourage) secretly snuck into my bed.
She loves her Ponies and Barbie. I have been a bit concerned as she has been asking me.... "When am I going to get blond hair Momma?" I need to reassess the situation with Miss Barbie!!!

Hugs Fifi



Wednesday, October 17, 2007

To pack? or not to pack?...that is the question.

Wow............... it is expensive to move house when the new home is not around the corner!!!! In the past 9 years, we have moved 7 times. We have remained in one suburb so all the past moves have been quick and cheap!
I got 2 companies in to quote, and have been surprised at their costings!!!! Their quotes are a lot higher than I expected. Also, if we pack, the insurance is not comprehensive, so we are leaning towards them doing the whole packing. This is a first for me, and I don't feel so happy about strangers packing my underwear and other personal items.
Girlfriends...... any advice? Have any of you moved lately?


Monday, October 15, 2007

Go Bokke Go!

Our country has been bitten by the Rugby bug! Yes, we've always been rather susceptible to this nu-nu(little creature), but this time round we've got the Rugby Fever in a big way!

What am I rambling on about?..... Well, it's the Rugby World Cup! And South Africa has made it through to the finals! Yippeeeeee!I do realise that many of my American readers might not know what Rugby is, so here is a link to our team ........... The Springboks. We love to call them "THE BOKKE" or "OUR BOYS".

Last Sunday night, the kids stayed up late with us to watch the Semi Finals. S.Africa vs Argentina. We won..... but there were a few nail-biting moments!

All the excitement was just too much for a couple of younger family members!!!!

hugs Fifi

Saturday, October 13, 2007

What's my Elf name?

With Christmas just around the corner I thought it might be sweet to find out my cute little elf name!
May I introduce you too ...........
Your Elf Name Is...
Floppy Sugar Butt

How disgusting! My kids are never going to forget this!
Let me know if you do this pathetic bloggie thing!!!!!!! teehee
To my South African friends (who know what rugby is), hold thumbs, fast and pray that the Bokke beat Argentina!
My friends commented that I should take the test again!..........
Your Elf Name Is...
Fuzzy Snaggle Tooth
Slightly better............. only slightly though!

Friday, October 12, 2007

For the life of me ..........

......... I have no idea of what to write about. No funny stories to re-tell and no major experiences to share about. It's not that my life is dull and uneventful, it's just that sometimes I get 'bloggers block!' Ever had this? During the day I often think 'Oooh that will make an interesting posting.' But those moments elude me when I sit down to share with the world!

Ahhhh ! Something has re-entered my grey matter. We finished our American History Curriculum for the year. So all you American gals .......... test me......... bring it on! teehee. Not being American, I wasn't too sure if I would enjoy teaching this Sonlight year. I was pleasantly surprised. It's been our best year yet!

I can't do a post without some pics, so I selected a couple of recent pics. Have a great weekend. I will be watching South Africa vs Argentina in the Rugby World Cup tomorrow!
Hugs Fifi

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Our little PinkStink!

TanziPanzi doing a ballet move in her new princess dress. Personally, I think she looks a bit like one of those dolly toilet roll holders my granny used to crochet! But she feels like a million dollars in it and that's all that matters.


Today she made us laugh in school. While doing her puzzle she would let out an "uggghh"and numerous other sounds of frustration. I eventually asked her "What's your problem noo-noo?"............ "My puzzle's fighting with me Momma!"


Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Chef CoolDude

Every Thursday CoolDude takes it upon himself to make hamburgers for the family! This week our eldest, WizzKid, decided he wanted to be a part of this picture!

CoolDude remained Chief chef, and WizzKid learned to butter rolls very well!!!

love Fifi


Friday, October 5, 2007

We experience God's protection.

This morning we got two big frights! Both involved my beautiful Tanzi........ seen below modelling her choice of clothing for the day! She cracks us up daily!

Every morning the boys rush through to the kitchen to feed our kitten Dash, so that they can get back in bed for a few more minutes of shut eye. He miaows madly until this is done.
This morning I heard this conversation.......

Tanzi :"It's in my nose!"
WizzKid :"What's in your nose?
Tanzi : "Cat food is in my nose!"

I woke up abruptly, grabbed her and proceeded to have a snoop down her nostrils.
I couldn't see anything. She gave a sneeze, another sneeze, and on the third sneeze, a kitty nugget shot right out her nose and landed on her chin! *relief*. We laughed and laughed!

Our second fright, was alot more serious. As Hubby was leaving for work, Tanzi ran outside and behind Hubby's car as he was reversing out of the garage. The car knocked her too the ground, the boys screamed, Hubby stopped, WizzKid picked her up quickly, I ran out side screaming,......... she had grazes on her body, but she was okay! As I lay her down on my bed I couldn't stop thanking Jesus for her protection. I shook for a while afterwards.

I feel blessed that Tanzi was protected and that we as a family did not have to go through terrible heartache.
Thank you Jesus for Tanzi's protection!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Getting to know me.......

I was tagged by my South African friend Gill from Gills Jottings...... so here goes........

1) What I was doing ten years ago:
1997......... hmmmmm..... I was teaching Grade 0 at my church's Preschool.
2.)Five years ago:
2002........yes....... I was managing an exclusive Bed & Breakfast establishment in Sandton, Johannesburg.
3) One year ago:
2006....... Homeschooling my beautiful children.
4.) Yesterday:
Tuesday ........ Schooling, grocery shopping, and celebrating(with Hubby), the bond approval of our new home!!! YEAH!
5.) 5 snacks I enjoy:
Biltong, Hummus dip,anything cheesy,pineapple and naartjies.
6.) 5 Things I would do if I suddenly had $100 million:
Buy my domestic helper/maid a house, invest a big amount for my kids education(Varsity), buy a house in New Zealand( just in case of nuclear war!!!), take my kids on an "around the world" trip and have my droopy parts repositioned!!!!! teehee
7.) 5 locations I would like to run away to:
Cape Town, Mauritius, Tortola(yes Cath I would love to visit you!), Surrey and the Drakensburg.
8.) 5 bad habits I have:
Chewing my cheeks, leaving the milk out, spending too much time on my blog, spending to much time on FaceBook and running up the telephone bill!!!!!
9.) 5 things I like doing:
Anything crafty, spending time with my Hubby and kids, growing in and dissecting the Word, singing to God and teaching my children.
10.) 5 TV shows I like:
I am not a TV watcher!
11.) 5 things I hate doing:
Ironing, cleaning, tidying, filing and cooking. (I have a maid thank goodness!)
12.) 5 Biggest joys of the moment:
moving back home to Natal, homeschooling my littlest, experiencing the beginnings of 'teenagedom" with my eldest son, seeing Hubby thrive in his working environment and laughing with my middle son..... the comic!

Life is SO good!


I am besides myself.... in a good way of course!

Good news....... we own a house in Hillcrest, Natal, and will be moving in on 1st December 2007! Yippeeee!
Here are a few pics of our new home. The Estate Agents/Realtors sent us these.

I am SO excited!
The area ,Hillcrest, that we are moving to is a very green and leafy suburb. Everytime I think of my new home, I want to burst out singing John Denvers very old song "Take me home, country road, to the place where I belong.......".