Monthly Archives: February 2012

Fetch

Saw the funniest thing in the car just now…

The biggest meanest looking guard dog playing fetch with a guy on the pavement outside his house!

Big mean dog brings his chew toy to the gate, guy takes it and throws it over the wall, big mean dog fetches it and brings it back. Rinse and repeat.

Every time the guy tried to walk away the dog barked at him and shoved the toy through the gate.

The guy was pissing himself laughing but he kept throwing the toy back over the wall anyway.

He laughed even harder when he saw me watching (and laughing) while I was stuck in traffic :)

Made my day!

Sleep deprivation…

Sick kids will do that to you.

Aaron started last week with a cough and croup in the night, off to the doctor, who told us that nebulising him as we were doing was the way to go, he is finally coming right although he is still coughing.

Faith developed a snotty blocked nose on Saturday and was awake about 7 times and again about 4 times on Sunday and AGAIN last night.  In fact this morning at about 3:45 Paul landed up taking her to the lounge since she wouldnt settle.

All of this has resulted in major sleep deprivation and general grouchiness in my house.

Hopefully both kids are on the mend and normal programming will continue soon!

Protected: A question for the ladies…

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

A meme

I havent done one of these for a while so when I saw this on Wenchy’s blog I jumped right in!

Shot a gun
Gone on a blind date X
Skipped school X
Saw someone die X
Visited America
Visited Mauritius
Visited Europe
Visited Australia
Visited Sun City  X
Visited Cape Town. X
Been to  Victoria Falls
Been to court.  X
Been lost  X
Travelled to the opposite side of the country (by car!)
Visited Pretoria X
Swam in the Ocean X
Cried yourself to sleep X
Played cops and robbers X
Played cowboys and Indians X
Recently coloured with crayons X
Travelled by train  X
Sang Karaoke X
Sang a solo or duet in church
Paid for a meal with coins only
Made prank phone calls X
Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose X
Caught a snowflake on your tongue
Had children  X
Had a pet   X
Been skinny-dipping outdoors  X
Been fishing X
Been boating  X
Been downhill skiing & made it down the hill without falling
Been water skiing
Been camping in a trailer
Been camping in a tent
Flown in a small 4-seater airplane
Flown in a helicopter
Flown in a hot air balloon.
Walked on a glacier
Driven a motorcycle/been a passenger
Been bungee-jumping
Gone to a drive-in movie X
Done something that could have killed you-but didn’t
Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life  X
Met Nelson Mandela
Visited Asia
Rode an elephant
Eaten biscuits or cake for dinner: X
and ice cream for breakfast. X
Stolen any traffic signs
Stolen any traffic cones
Been in a car accident X
Donated blood
Played bowls (old man’s marbles)

Play along with us. Mark all the things you HAVE done with an X :)

Your favourite things – Faith

Update time for Faith, original post here.

TV programme:  You watch anything that comes on CBeebies but you particularly like Tellytubbies.
iPhone App:  You love pressing the home button on my iPhone and swiping your finger across the screen.  Good thing I have a code or I would be in trouble.
Meal:  You eat everything.  You love food.  At the moment you particularly like bananas.
Fruit:  Bananas.
Vegetable:  Tomatoes and cucumber and carrots.
Breakfast:  Toast and cereal.
Drink:  You love sneaking sips of cold drink.
Toy:  Your pink princess bike/car/walker thing.
You love:  Your brother, the dogs (actually any animals), walking while holding someones hand, standing all by yourself.

Something that happened yesterday:
You managed to climb onto your princess bike/car thingy all by yourself.  You were so proud of yourself until you had to get off and couldnt figure out how, then you just shrieked for someone to help you.

Your favourite things – Aaron

Time for an update.  The first post is here.

TV programme:  You adore Boomerang.  You absolutely love Tom & Jerry as well as Scooby Doo.
iPhone App:  You still love Angry Birds.
Meal:  Pizza!  With black olives.  I think this is never ever going to change although you do eat chicken nuggets quite often.
Fruit:  Red apples and grapes.
Vegetable:  YOu have started eating baked potatoes at aftercare, now if only you would eat them at home.
Breakfast:  Any chocolate cereal.
Drink:  Cream Soda.
Toy:  You love your LeapPad!
You love:  Your sister, school, going to Serendipity, playing outside.

 

Something that happened yesterday:
You had a small wobbly when I dropped you at school, you thought I wasnt going to come fetch you but soon enough you were ok adn off playing with Sam and Noah.

Im not a cryer. No really.

Im really not an emotional person. 

Yes I get angry or upset and have a massive outburst every now and again but its quick and over and forgotten almost immediatly. 

As for crying…  I am not a cryer.  I dont cry at funerals or if a pet dies, in fact I very very seldom cry in public at all.  SOme people think this means I dont care or am unfeeling or cold.  Im not.  I feel very deeply I just dont really show it, thats all.

Which makes the fact that I have cried at the drop of a hat since the beginning of this year so very very strange.

Sad tears, happy tears, it makes no difference.  The smallest things set me off…

Only mildy worrying.

Are you a cryer?  What sets you off?

Catching up

So I have been a very bad little blogger lately and for that I am terribly sorry.

I have kept up to date on all the blogs in my reader though even if I havent commented recently.

So, a little catch up…

Aaron is loving school!  He adores his teacher and the kids in his class and aftercare too.

He does swimming twice a week which he loves (I know right!?), Kindermusic every Monday and on a Thursday he does PlayBall after school on the school grounds.

He is growing like a weed and I need to do a big winter shop for him soon because nothing is fitting him anymore.

Faith is getting cuter and cuter every day.

She still only has two teeth and she only says ‘Ello and oof (woof) and only when prompted repeatedly.  Yet she makes herself completely understood and understands everything you say to her.

She has a temper of note and screeches like a pterodactyl if she doesnt get what she wants.

She eats everything and anything, especially of its on her brother plate.

She is standing up all by herself and is walking beautifully if you hold one hand.  Last night we taught her to walk holding onto her Disney princess car/bike thingy.  She was very proud of herself.

Faith also does swimming lessons once a week and I get in the water with her.  She LOVES the water and complains bitterly when we take her out the pool or bath tub.

Both my beautiful children are growing and learning and keep us on our toes.

On Sunday is my anniversary.  SIX years!  And I am still madly in love with my hubband.  Even though he sometimes drives me absolutely crazy!

We went to the Drakensberg Sun last weekend for a mini pre-anniversary break, just the two of us.  It was amazing and relaxing and we both missed the kids so we left a little earlier on Sunday morning that we had planned so we could get back to them :)

 

Ok, I promise not to take so long to blog again.  Pinky swear!

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