Thursday, June 24, 2010

Meeting the Boks

Danny on his bike at Daniel Weber's party last week

We took the boys to meet some of the Springboks yesterday who are in town for their match on Saturday. Sadly Danny's ultimate hero, John Smit, and Josh's favourite of them all, Victor Matfield (being the lone Bulls' supporter in this family that he is!) weren't amongst them, but it was a great experience nonetheless and we are all very excited to go to the game vs Italy on Sat :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Yes, we are still in cyberspace!

We have seriously neglected the blog over the past few months - Facebook has taken preference and for that we apologise to our regular readers! But we are alive and kicking with some recent photos to prove it. Nath has started a thriving vegetable garden in the back yard - see a specimen of our spinach above and other treats below. If you're in the area please pop in as we'd love to give you some greens to take home :)
At the beginning of June we spent a lovely week-end at Hogsback with the Pattles and Webers. A good time was had by all and loads of fresh air and exercise was enjoyed.
Below is the view from our self-catering cottage. It snowed the following week as luck would have it, so I'm sure we will have to return later on in the winter for the boys to experience some of the chilly white stuff.

Josh and his little buddy Lauren Pattle, enjoying nature.

Mommy with my darlings :)

Dad with Josh - not sure how much longer Josh is going to be able to sit on Dad's shoulders for!
Josh poses for daddy
Danny and Lauren keep warm in our cottage
We never tire of the Hogsback walks and waterfalls
Group Hike

Fun with the Autumn Leaves
Last but not least, what would a visit to Hogsback be if you didn't see a pixie ? :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dan enjoying the new facilities

Dan enjoys the "hanging in there" approach to the new bathroom...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Crawfords and Cosy Corner

We have had two great week ends - first at Crawford Cabins on the East Coast with Jane, Julian and Kim and then a long week end at home with a day out at Cozy Corner with "Granny Pie".

Enjoying the dunes at Crawfords

Totally impressed with the seafood buffet - Crawfords

Totally unimpressed with the seafood buffet - tough customer...

Cool banana

The dudes

Camping in the study while the builders destroyed and then rebuilt the family bathroom.

Sharing a shower during the bathroom renovations.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Byron and Bonnie's wedding- Morgan Bay

A great time was had last week end at Morgan Bay for Byron and Bonnie's wedding. Josh was the page boy. Everyone scrubbed up well.

Cozy Corner - Christmas 2009

The Hughes' join us at Mpekweni

In the pool
The gang.

The Hughes'

The Weber's and Shazza

Enjoying the space
A bok and a Bafana supporter

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Camels and cousins...

Josh's school had a dress-up day on Friday and the theme was "Children from other countries".
We decided to be resourceful (and avoid me having to try to sew a new outfit etc!) and dressed him as Ahmed from Dubai... The pet camel is from our Watford days when Nath and I used to support Saracens every Saturday at Vicarage Road :)
"Bye Mom, I'm off to check on the oil reserves ..."

The boys are getting so big and I can't actually believe how grown-up they look in this photo. What our parents always used to say is so true - the years really do pass by so quickly.
Cinds, Darryn and Ava spent a night with us recently, and the boys and I babysat Ava for an afternoon whilst her mom and dad went to sign the paperwork for their new home :) The boys loved it and Joshy said to me "Mommy, this is what it would be like if we had a baby sister!"
(I think he's been indoctrinated by both his grannies a little too much lately!)

Dan-Dan with his brand-new no. 4 haircut
Kisses for my cousin

Ava @ 18 months
"Come and play with me, Josh"