Growing too fast …

I’m amazed at how fast my baby is growing 😒 I know it is inevitable but I wish time would slow down 

Feb 14 vs 15


February 14 2016… All grown up and with lots of sass  


after church ritual


My darling child said she was tired but wanted to go to church, so proceeded to sit at the entrance of the station 😁😁😁 This was less than 15 mins after we left church



treat for a hot sunday afternoon


no excuse needed to take a picture

Have a great week ahead xxx


I’m not going gaga but my darling child thinks it is Christmas now, just one month later πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

After begging her to wear the hat at Christmas (which was met with vehement refusal) she has asked to put on the hat everyday for the last 3 days … Child who dances to her own tune 





Cheeky Monkey…

In other Christmas news, we had our first natural (albeit dried) tree and I loved it (and still do) plus it didn’t cost us a fortune 

and it is still up


I’m guessing one month after Christmas is a good time to clear away 


you know you live inthe southern hemisphere when you have a frozen yoghurt whilst staring at your christmas light (or the heater is cranked up to the max)

Ps: I might or might not have left my tree out for the whole of 2015 – you guess πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

Β Β Β Β Been a while…

It’s been a while since I posted here. So much has happened in that time. Some day I might blog about it. In the meantime  here are a few pictures of little miss. 


settings trends … when you cant decide which to wear, you wear as many as you can possibly get on your neck


stopping to smell the “fowers” on our walk


and so it begins… except she wants it cleaned off immediately after because you can’t have dirty hands


the doll: child loves; daddy hates and mommy indifferrent to it πŸ™‚


my little helper! if only thr shopping cart wasnt taller than her


bath toys need a bath too


in mommy’s running shoes


Silent Sunday… Again


Silent Sunday……



Wordless Wednesday, Kind of …

One lazy Sunday in March…


chomping down on sugarcane… perfect teething toy

A trip to the Irene Dairy farm…

penny for your thought missy… at the wishing fountain

not turning grey, that is sand in her hair and we haven’t started creche


running away from mommy because she wasnt ready to leave the sand pit. same child that refused to let her feet touch the sand when we got there lol


monkey see monkey do!! my water baby enjoyed this a bit too much and didn’t want to leave. I cringe at the thought of what could be in that water, she may or may not have tried to lick the water off her hand


Changing gears… the “mandatory” tractor ride


and a selfie…

all that fun resulted in a a very dirty and exhausted child, she napped for close to 3 hours

and dinner went down well too. All that fun made for a very hungry child

one way to remove sand from hair. worked for us. now i know


May 1st Tradition …

Every May 1st is a public holiday around here and for the past 4 years one thing I do on May 1st is the Wally Marathon and this year was no different   (And no I’m yet to join the league of “crazy” runners so I stick to the 10km)  I love this race because I don’t have to drive far (it’s held less than 10km from my house), is well organized and parking is always a breeze . I did the 5km when I was pregnant πŸ™‚

this view made waking up so early all worth it


brrrrrr and it felt even colder

sun rise (literally, seeing the sun rising just before the 10km started)

waiting for the starting gun


he’s battle ready! he was doing the 42k i think. Though not sure when he will get to eat his meal


a beautiful autumn day, though it was still cold …


always a good vibe and lots going on after the race



quarter marathon done and dusted

I had plans to do other things today but ended up lazing around the house, napping (kind of – because K decided she wanted to play) and baking.  
Do you do anything on this day that is fast becoming a tradition? The one blog I read she and her family do a hike 

18 months…

That’s how old my child is! If we are trying to be accurate actually 18.5 months now! Still wondering where the time went because it feels like she was born “just the other day”


little prof loves naking notes st every opportunity

So how did we celebrate…

I made banana muffins which we ate over 3 days because daddy doesn’t eat “healthy” cakes 
Dropped by the bank for some quick admin 

keeping busy while waiting to be served

18 month immunization (yeah bad mom) because I like to kill multiple birds with one stone. After that we went to see the pead! She was happy with all the milestones. Though she said she should be saying at least 20 words!! Hmmm I better start writing them down because I’m certain she doesn’t have such a big vocabulary yet!


i thought this was funny

She’s on the 99th percentile for height and weight! Which has always been the case. One thing I find interesting was the nurse measured her at 85cm just before she got her 3 vaccines (should be two but we were “lucky” they had the golden chicken pox vaccine so that got added to the mix) and the pead at 89cm a few minutes later, which seems more accurate as she was 85cm 3 months ago (except I have a shrinking child πŸ™‚ )

Home for lunch and then we headed out to a nature reserve for a photo shoot! Thankfully daddy’s meeting didn’t happen so he was able to join us. There’s always a reason for a photo shoot. And my child turning 1.5 years was good enough for me add to mix a groupon deal and I’m a very happy me πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

bubbles are so much fun we ignore the zebras in the background like we see them every day

yay, more bubbles



pretending to have a nap, because why not when you have a blanket on hand even if you are lying on grass


Silent Sunday…


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Silent Sunday…


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