Zack does "school"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Zachary who is now 3 has been asking for quite some time now, if he could also please do school like the girls. He has been having fun with practicing penmanship, and today I bought him this Paddington Bear activity pad. He sat and meticulously joined the dots, only needing to erase and correct himself once. I fear he might be a perfectionist... I wonder whom of us is to blame for that?

How to make a Pirate!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Zachary (and the girls) were invited to Rocco's PIRATE party, and were warned that non-pirates would walk the plank. So what choice did we have but to get them all dressed up?

I went online and found this gorgeous pattern explaining how to make your own pirates hat. The only changes I made was to staple the front of the hat onto a bandanna of Crepe paper which we first tied around their heads. The kids had loads of fun, cutting these out and gluing the sequins on the edges.

Then we dressed them in some pirate looking garb,

added an eye patch and a fake gold earing,

a moustache,

and they were off to go!
Don't they make gorgeous pirates! Ahoy Maties!

My new Baby!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

For most people this has come as a complete surprise, but I have for the last 8 months had my eye on these wooden, Celtic, Irish harps sold in a little music shop, nestled in the heart of Knysna. Now the reason this comes as a surprise is that I have never played an instrument in all my life :( and I cannot read music.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, on our day off, I dragged Malcolm to come and have a look, and see what he thinks of them. These pictures are of me having a turn on a harp, with the shop owner teaching me some basics. Well the rest is history and I have a new baby!

Although I kept doubting my sanity, I mean where am I going to find the time to learn to play and practice?, God has blessed me so much. I find that I am able to steal little moments to practice, and the kids seem to quietly understand that Mom needs some time to herself. What a blessing.

In love with Mosaic

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I have really been getting into mosaic, and I am absolutely loving it. I love how forgiving it is because it is not an exact art. I spent one evening infront of the TV while we watch a soccer game, clipping away at my tiles and gluing them into place.
By the following day the glue had dried and all that remained was to grout it. This is such a fun part of the process! I love getting my hands dirty :)
Anyway, here is my finished product.
Another CROSS for my lounge wall where we will soon be hanging my cross collection. Yay!

We're moving

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This has come as sudden news to most, including us actually. It's kinda a long story, but the details are that we start moving our stuff across tomorrow, but will officially be in from 1st May. We are thrilled with the home that we have found and will post some pictures when the move is over. Please pray for us that we'll manage to get everything done before our holiday, with as little stress as possible. Thanks!

A walk to Noetzie Castles

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Today we enjoyed a day off and decided to drive out to the Noetzie Castles and see them for ourselves. The drive was very interesting as we got to see Knysna from a totally different angle, only to arrive at a parking lot. It's by foot from there on.
We had heard of this endless flight of stairs, but they didn't seem too bad, ON THE WAY DOWN!

The beach was a beautiful sight and really made us stop and praise our Creator once again.

A Quick picture or two of the family...minus mum

This is the view from the beach. I am not too o fee with their history or current goings on, but they are really gorgeous.

Walking up to Lindsay Castle...

I've heard that they're very pricey to stay in, but worth it if you have the money.

I'm not sure when Lindsay Castle was built, but it has been recently worked on.

We came back by the footpath that hugs the natural Forrest.

After our lovely wanderings we had to face those stairs again. Has anyone counted them? Anyway, we managed with a couple of breathers in between.
It was definitely worth the trip out there and next time family from Joeys comes to visit we'll pack a picnic, check the tide and take you there! Promise!

God is so good!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

This morning this little Princess made her grand enterance into the world. She arrived safely and is a healthy weight. Lellie and Chuck, we wish you every joy with your little girl. May she grow up to love our Lord and be a Princess of the Great King on High. We love you guys and miss you so much.