Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Pot after pot after pot! For anyone who will drink it - in fact for nobody at all!
Good thing is she can do the whole deal from beginning to end, even the hot bit without needing to visit the emergency room and the tea is even drinkable:-)
They had visits from South African authors and did some related activities which I am still trying to get out of her!! She ended off the day with an end-of-year dancing party with swimming and lots to eat!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Here is Abigail receiving her award.
Some of the grade 1's displaying their certificates.
That was the first event in a very busy week!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
However, on further investigation into all the other rooms this is where I found her:
Oh well, at least she was asleep, even if it was in the wrong bed:-)
Not feeling too well, Niave would crash out on the couch every now and then to watch "Charlie and Lola" or "Biglittlecook" (Big cook, Little cook!) for a while before the next bout of energy.
Abigail and her best friend Tessa
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Anyway, for this party we had to go to Cavendish (actually Stadium on Main but we parked at Cavendish), I have a habit of losing parking tickets. Not the kind you get for parking in the wrong place -never had one of those, the kind you get for wanting to park in the right place!
We have many-a-time had to push the little button that says "HELP" to say that we have (again!) lost our ticket! Much to Abigail's horror.
So, whenever we get the ticket out of the machine she's always thinking of "good" or "clever" places to keep it until our departure (little does she know there is no place "good" or "clever" enough for forgetful me).
When we got our ticket today she said in a very Mommy voice: "Now, put it in your purse, because you know Mom, you are very losable"!
Seems we have a walking dictionary in our midst!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Yesterday, however, we were listening to Josh Groban - which was quite an occasion in our car!
After a few tracks I heard the call for "songs on" but the song playing at the time was "You raise me up" -the sole reason for buying the CD in the first place, so I said she needed to wait till it was finished. After another minute or so she said "what's this song called Mommy?" and I told her.
Today while driving home from fetching Abigail at school the CD was playing again (a different track) and Niave announced from the back "Abi, this song's called 'Can you pick me up?'"!!!
We all had a good chuckle:-)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
she made scrambled eggs - a few times
and did some stir-fry.
Goodness, who would have thought there'd be so much to say in a post about play dough!!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Sometimes it's really irritating as she goes on and on and on...and on with this new nonsense word or phrase that she has made up and likes the sound of and it drives us all crazy!
But sometimes it's really funny like the time I asked her where she had put something (I can't remember what, but lets just say it was her juice). The conversation went like this:
Me:"Niave, where is your juice"?
Niave: "It's in the Glendy Glook"
This reply was given so matter-of-factly as if she was saying something very ordinary like "it's in the kitchen" and when I asked her "Where is the glendy glook?" without any hesitation she took me to the lounge!
She's a funny little girl!
It was a lovely day for it as the wind abated and the sun shone!(never a guarantee in Cape Town!)
The church supplies the fires so we took along some meat, cool drinks and salads and there is "communal" dessert - everybody brings something to contribute (actually there is also communal salad, but I prefer to take my own!!).
So, while the men braaied, the ladies chatted and "entertained" the children.
After lunch it was time for fun and games! The children took part in sack races and 3-legged races and the annual tug-of-war.
There was also lots of other activity, lots of tree-climbing and lots of bike-riding, Abigail started out on a ride with 2 dads and some of the boys along the gravel road that goes up past the arboretum into the forest, but she was a bit nervous about it and so decided rather to stay and take part in the games.
Some of the climbers!
It was a good day with friends and everybody - young and old (the youngest was 2 months and the oldest probably 70-something!) had an enjoyable time.
Of course, after a day like that and no sleep for a certain young lady, we have the inevitable melt-down, but we managed to get through supper and have a bath at least and now she is tucked up in bed with her milky bottle! (Can you hear that? It's a sigh of relief!!)
And so another week of November has come to an end, Abigail now has 4 weeks left of grade 1!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
When she came back inside she went straight to the fridge, grabbed the juice and said: "I'm so thirsty I could drink a whole boulder of juice"!
That's one to add to the English books!!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Here is an idea of what Niave got up to.
In the afternoon Abigail had a Teddy Bears Picnic party in Keurboom park. I didn't take any pictures, partly because I didn't take my camera and partly because I wasn't there! I took the opportunity to pop into Cavendish -on my own!!
Today it was Rachel's 3rd birthday, Niave's friend but Abigail tagged along. It was at the Adventure Animal Farm in Phillipi and when she heard there would be pony rides she wasn't going to miss out! The farm is great, very rustic and farmy (!) but they have loads of animals: chickens, ducks, bunnies, guinea pigs, pigs, porcupines, jackals, ostriches, springbok, sheep, goats, horses, blue cranes, a lynx, peacocks, turkeys and some others.
They also have a play area with quite big jungle gyms, swings and a trampoline, all in all - a lot to keep them occupied and interested. The entrance fee is not too bad, the kids were paid for so I only had to pay for myself and that was R20,00 and that includes a bucket of animal food -carrots and bunny food, the little ones looked so sweet carrying their buckets of food around. Niave insisted on throwing her carrots into the duck pond which was being "guarded" by a pair of angry-ish geese who had eggs close by.
The kids had a great time and were absolutely tired out by the time we got home. Niave just managed to make it through her supper.
Here are some pictures of the day.
Well, that was our "party" week-end. You'd think the week-ends might get less hectic from here on out - but you'd be wrong! On 1 week-end coming up Abigail has a dancing show and a camp- out 2 nights in a row!
Roll on December holidays!!