Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Hiking up to the cave...........
Finding their spot in the cave............
The view from their cave..............
The shower in their cave........
Bushmen paintings in the caves........
The ice cold mountain water that they were dared to sit under.........brain freeze!
WizzKid taking pics of the girls........ (?)
They had an awesome time!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
My parents have recently relocated to Howick and are settling into their 'retirement' home. My Mom asked me for some recent pics of her grandchildren. The boys have just had a lovely school photo done of them together, so they were sorted! But things weren't that simple with MissTanzi! It went something like this..........
"Aw Tanz pleeeeeze don't smile so big, and relax a little!" In other words .... lose the contrived smile and rigid pose!
"Yes that's more relaxed........ now look at me!"
"OOOO-kay! You're looking at me but try not to move so much!"
"Tanz! Be still!
"Now look at me!" By this time she is totally fed up and, ............ the first pic is not looking to bad after all! hehe
We will try again another day!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
So off I went this morning...........
The preschool has enrolled about 30 children between the ages of 1 and 6. Most of whom are either HIV positive or have full blown AIDS. A couple of the kids are not infected, but have just recently lost both their parents to this terrible virus.
What an eye opener......... at first they were unsure and frightened of me..... but after an hour of crying, they eventually settled. The morning ended on a very good note with me running after the little munchkins playing 'The Tickle Monster!' Squeals of delight were even heard!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
WizzKid played his first Soccer Match and CoolDude played his first match for the Schools Second Tennis team! CoolDude won 2 out of his 3 games!
He keeps on telling me he wants to be a world famous tennis player...... perhaps I need to catch a wake up and increase his training!
Miss TanziPanzi came home with a letter in her Talking Book telling me she was the first "Little Heroes" child to accomplish the entire length of the monkey bars! Wahooooo! (Sorry, no pic of her in action!)
Adios........ have a superb weekend!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Every second Friday MrGee and I book a baby sitter for about 3 hours so that we can go out for dinner and engage in an exclusive conversation!!!! By exclusive I mean no interuptions .......... one on one .......... sounds good? I mean how often is it that you even get to finish a sentence with your spouse? After a great night of deelish cuisine, a magnificent Merlot and loads of adult conversation, we arrived home to find TanziPanzi snuggled beautifully with her new baby sitter. I could not resist the photo opportunity!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Here are pics of them planning, making and selling.......Their stall is called "FooD GloriouS FooD".
The last pic is of WizzKid and Flash setting up, with their first customers patiently waiting ............and drooling!
Being a white South African family(I'm not European..... my parents were born here too), we have to teach our kids(particulary our sons) very important entrepenueral skills. If they want to be able to remain and live happily in this beautiful country, they need to know how to survive financially.This school task will stand them in good stead. Besides that, they are having so much fun!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
I love to see all three of my kiddiwinks playing together. It's not often, so when it happened yesterday, I ran inside to grab my camera!
It all started off quite well, until TanziPanzi ran off with the soccer beacons and created some rather bizare arm accessories!!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Look at this stunning tree........
Some older folk in our complex are wanting to cut this beaut of a tree down because....... wait for it......... it is causing cracks in the tar road!!!
For goodness sake....... I don't even notice the cracks in the road because I'm looking upwards at the magnificant tree! Trim the roots...... do whatever you need to do.
As my dad so eloquently would say "Are their brains in their bum?"................ perhaps!?
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Larry arrived just over a week ago. MrGee named him after his sister's yellow budgie that met a terrible death at the paws of their dear kitty cat! Deja-vu?........... I hope not, as I have grown VERY attached to this lice ridden beaut! He was initially very scared of us, but now, he's desperate to snuggle with us! He has bonded with me beautifully and loves to sit on my shoulder, and nestle in my bushy hair!
The other day I was loving and stroking him and he did this maneuver...... he became SOOO still that I thought I had killed him! He was fine....... just in major relax mode! hehehe..... sjoe!