After a few weeks without a dishwasher and after paying Defy R400,00 to NOT fix it, I arrived home 1 afternoon to find a new one waiting for me!! (NOT Defy!) This month I have been without a dishwasher, microwave and domestic helper at one time or another and all at once in a particularly bad week! I am glad to say they are all back!A couple of times a year Niave has a "pyjama party" at her school, also known as a babysitting evening. You can drop your kids off at 7pm and fetch them at 10:30pm and have a night out. They watch DVD's and have a torch hunt (treasure hunt in the dark!) and pass out at random intervals. The first one was just after Grant had come out of hospital so we stayed very much at home while Niave went to watch DVD's at school and fall asleep in her sleeping bag! This time Grant had been out all day and only come home at 6pm so instead of us going out I invited Kelsey over and she and Abigail had their own pyjama party. Sometimes there are DVD's that are suitable for Abigail but not for Niave, Nanny McPhee is one of them that Abigail has been dying to see, so they watched that while they munched on popcorn and chocolate! Abigail was riveted as you can tell!!!No, your eyes do not deceive you, that is Grant in a boat! He has been out a couple of times recently to Teewaterskloof dam in Villiersdorp with his uncle who has a boat there. Although he is smiling in this picture it was, apparently not a pretty sight getting him in there!! (I won't post those pictures, not very dignified!!) However he did get in and they did go out on the water and he had a marvellous time.On Sunday Niave was invited to a party at The Play Shed at Oude Molen Eco village in Pinelands. There is also a horse riding centre there so afterwards they each had a ride, Abigail was in her element, loves horses, and Niave was nervously happy! She used to run a mile but is now happy to go for a short ride. Abigail rode Milo (in picture) and Niave rode Tinkerbell but she wasn't in a photo mood!While going through my photo's earlier I realised that I had not taken a single picture of Niave in August! Shocking, I know, so here it is - the only picture of Niave from August 2010.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Today she was more upset than usual so when I fetched her at home time we had a little chat.
I said: "How was your day?"
She said: "Fine."
I said: "So was it necessary to scream and cry this morning?"
She said: "No, but I just don't want you to go"
I said: "But my 2 year olds that come to my school don't cry when their mommies leave, and they're only 2"
She said: "Yes, but the point is they're not me"!!!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Grant's car was broken into right outside our house, nothing was stolen but the inconvenience and expense are so annoying. There are bound to be bits of glass rattling around for ages to come. Oh well, the World Cup is over and little vandals have nothing to do at night anymore!!
Monday, August 9, 2010
I can send him to buy groceries!!
Now that might not mean much to you, but when you haven't had the "luxury" of asking hubby to pop down to the shop for something or stop off on his way home to buy bread and milk, it's a big deal!
Pick 'n Pay have these great wheelchair trolleys that attach to the frame of the chair and you can scoot around quite happily. He's not going to fit a months groceries in there but it's big enough for a few basics and a couple of odds and ends.
We did a shop yesterday but he still has to have try on his own.
I feel like a weight of errands have been lifted off my shoulders!!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
(My video is not great and it's just a snippet as somebody hopped up right in front of me so I couldn't carry on.) Notice the little girl on the rights eyes as she spots the bride! There were similar reactions all round when the minister said the words "you may kiss the bride"!!
At the end the bride and groom went off to sign the register while the girls made an archway with their flowers for the newly weds to walk through. As they reached the doorway 1 little girl next to me exclaimed in utter disbelief "Miss Dock, you're wearing a tiara"!! It was so sweet.
Afterwards all the girls were supposed to have a photo together (with Miss Dock) but there was some confusion and Abigail and her friend missed it so we managed to get a picture with the 2 of them which was very special.
(I just have to say that I am completely in shock that this video actually loaded! Last time I tried this it took me 5 hours and it still didn't load!)
Monday, August 2, 2010
Today Abigail begged me to make chicken pie for supper and although only 2 of us would eat it I couldn't resist. (Niave doesn't do pie and Grant doesn't do chicken.)
It was yummy!
And seeing as the oven was on, I just had to make some biscuits because I discovered an easy, easy, easy recipe and so I just had to!
I came across the recipe on a friends blog and as I've never had a satisfactory biscuit dough recipe for school I tried it on Friday and it worked really well. I hate biscuit dough that spreads across the baking tray as it's baking so that the biscuits are 4 times the size they were at the beginning or dough that requires more and more and more flour to be added and then still sticks to everything. But this one was not like that at all, so if you're in the mood for some home-made biscuits here is the recipe: it is simply 100g sugar, 200g butter and 300g flour - that's it!!