Thursday, December 4, 2008

What a week!!

Boy what a week. It's been a humdinger of note!!
I had hoped that I would start to wind down for my hoiday- but no such luck! Before I leave next week, I have to move a mountain and then dig a hole to start growing a new one.Sounds a bit cryptic, I know- but that's what it feels like.PMSL
I started this week with very definite ideas of what I would like to achieve- and got horribly sidetracked by other pressing needs. In fact it almost felt like I had a new baby - you have this list of stuf you would like to do for the day- and it's really not very ambitious- i.e when baby goes down for a nap in the morning I would like to brush teeth,brush hair and have a shower. No such luck as baby does not go down for a nap. LOL.Sigh- That's what my week has been like
And to top it all my wheel got clamped by our security ,my key broke in the frontdoor lock and Pierre's bakkie packed up.
Thank goodness for good friends otherwise we would have been really up a creek whitout a paddle.They kindly offered me and the kids their home to come eat and bath while Pierre was fixing the lock- and then P joined us for dinner and a well deserved drink.
And last night we had an awesome end of they year party- with a Casino theme- we got to dress up nicely and play with plastic money- great fun and just the perfect end to an otherwise shocking week.
And of course the biggest event of the week- it was my sisters birthday.
So happy 43'rd bithday Sis- we'll be there in a week and a half to celebrate with you! Woohoo! (you'll be glad to know that I've told the kids all grownups are 21) *evil grin*

Sunday, November 30, 2008

What a lovely day

We spent the day with my cousin and his wife. We had a huge, big family and friends get together as they had a few things to celebrate- his birthday, moving into a new house and her babyshower -baby is due end Jan. There was a lamb on the spit, wine and lots of fun.From my cousins side I was the only family member, but his wife is one of 7 children-6 daughters and one son. Every second guy we spoke to was a brother in law- lol. And her sister just had a baby 8 weeks ago- too sweet the little thing man!
Here is some pics.

The spit


Kids playing in the water


Babyshower pressies

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Checking my list twice

Found this on Jenty's blog

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Paper- the gifts have to travel this year

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial.

3. When do you put up the tree? Normally 16 December - dont like to have Christmas forever

4. When do you take the tree down? Before New Years- I hate going into New Years with a tree

5. Do you like eggnog? Blegh-no

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My Ballet Barbie- I still have it

7. Hardest person to buy for? My Dad

8. Easiest person to buy for? DH

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Nope

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I dont like Christmas cards- I worry about all those forests

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A Basket with smelly's- it was really cheap stuf-given as a Corporate present

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Dont really have one

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? When I know what everyone needs

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nope

15.Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? I keep on trying to convince my family that a fancy Fish braai will be nice- it's so hot here on Christmas.

16. Lights on the tree? Yes.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Jingle bells- and all its variations!LOL

18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? We alternate between my parents and in laws- so this year we are travelling

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? No

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The prices of food and the toys

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? We have a few handmade ones from my MIL- they are very special

Tag yourself if you feel like doing it, and leave me a comment!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sandpit

The sandpit is eventually finished- it took us two years of talking about it,planning it and drawing it- finally it's done. Here's some pics



Proud "owners" of the sandpit


Monday, November 17, 2008

Some snippets of the kids

I was sitting and "painting" nails with Catmen- more like "schmeering"- lol and I told her I loved her- very clearly she asked me- If you love me mom- why do you leave me with Ouma? Wow!
First she said it so clearly - I was quite amazed at her reasoning - for 3 I think it's very good.Of course she put me on a gulit trip - until I remembered that me and Pierre also have a right to spend some alone time together.
Poor pumkin fell asleep while sitting ast the coffetable on her arms. Shame- I just per straight into bed like that.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Beauty and the beast

We went to go see beauty and the beast - It was awesome! The costumes were very good!!
My favourite scene was were the beast had to learn to be a gentelmmn and tried to say please to Belle- he had never used the word before and couldn't get past the first P. It reminded me so much of how I batlle daily with the kids to their pleases and thank you's. LOL