27 January 2009
23 January 2009
Oh my word!! My babies are growing up way too fast!! This week was "back to school" with Tianna starting Grade 2 (I still cannot get my head around that! Where does the time go?) ... and Leelee started pre-school. They are both oh-so-beautiful inside and out and keep Brett and I in stitches of laughter (and on our knees too)!! Thank you Jesus - Tianna came home from School absolutely beaming with her new teacher and class. She is LOVING Grade 2. What an answer to prayer. We have been trusting the Lord for a gentle teacher for our tender hearted little princess, and as always - God is so faithful. She also has some lovely little friends in her class.
Angelee is also enjoying her new school. She is our happy, go-with-the-flow little ray of sunshine, so you can imagine my shock when at the end of her FIRST day the teacher says to me "Shew ... you have a strong willed child!" ... hmmm ... so I asked her what happened. She explained to me that when she asked Angelee to pack away her lunch (which was always packed away for her at her last little PLAYschool), Leelee replied "No. I want to play." The teacher then re-stated that she HAD to pack it away, so Leelee looks her in the eye and very EMPHATICALLY and SLOWLY says ... "I - SAID - I - WANT - TO - PLAY!!". Oh my word!!! Not the best response for her new Christian school. What can we say ... at least our girls keep Brett and I humble :)
Take a look at our gorgeous girls ...
1) Me and my baby-girls (at 7am ... a little too early for me, hence no make up!!)
2) My yummy hubby and his princesses
3) Angelee in her new class
4) Tianna standing outside her school
5) Tianna wearing her 1st pair of dangling ear-rings from her special aunty Niqui
09 January 2009
I love the start of a new year. My perspective is always coloured in hope and freshness. I am well rested and refreshed after a holiday FULL of playing, laughing and hanging out with my lovely family. Oh the wonders of a break from the rutt and stress of everyday busyness :)
New years eve we turned the music up nice and load and danced with the kids until they were too tired to carry on. It is such a fun memory that I am going to carry into this year ... to live, laugh and dance more!!
We were also blessed with the opportunity of having my sis and her family to see the new year in with. I love the dynamic of a full house of children laughing, playing ... just having good clean fun together. We all swam ... played card games ... the kiddies made up their own little games ... it was WONDERFUL!!! It was so heart sore to see my kiddies cry when their cuzzies, aunty and uncle had to go home after 10 wonderful, full days! But at the same time ... my heart rejoiced over the memories that were made, the bonds that keep growing tighter and all the fun to still look forward to for future visits this year.
Here are a few pics from our holiday ...
1) Christmas Eve
2) The Christmas feast at our home
3) Tianna and Brett trying out their new Christmas pressies together (my favourite pic!)
4) New Years eve ... feasting again (with Brett's mom, dad and sis and my sis and family)
5) Dancing the night away in our lounge