Friday, 25 July 2014

missing family

last year this time my sister janine was here, and i miss her so much.  i think i tell her this about every single day.  except for the fact that she could have helped us with this move, i miss all the places we went to see.  it made me realise how much more fun the summer here in london is if you can go to all these places.  it’s not always the best thing to do it on your own (with a little one).

i had a look at some of the things we did last year this time, like:  going to richmond for wayne’s birthday; going to the natural history museum & butterfly exhibition; going to st. dunstan in the east and southbank, to name a few things.  these photos also shows me just how big a little boy riley has become.

luckily for us, my other sister karlien and her little one katinka is coming here in october – oooh i’m so excited and can’t wait anymore.

enough about missing family and feeling sad because i don’t see them very often.  here is some photos of riley to cheer me up.

July6_CollageJuly11_CollageJuly15_Collagehe loves reading!! he will read just about anything and anywhere (and with or without clothes too).  i love the photo where he sits in his bumbo (and yes he still fits in it, quite easily i may add).

a few more of my little man:July9_CollageJuly10_CollageJuly12_CollageJuly14_Collage

have a great weekend all!

think about us when you are all relaxing on the sofa with a drink in the hand, because we will be knee (arms, legs) deep in boxes.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

our life according to my phone

we’ve been crazy busy these last few weeks with packing (for our move in a few days) & with enjoying the outside since the weather is absolutely gorgeous. 

2014-07-02 12.17.23every day with this little man is an experience; like this day when he wanted to walk around with an umbrella the whole day (don’t forget the faded dinosaur tattoo on his arm & sunglasses) and he even watched curious george from under the umbrella.  it was so funny and that face…

July1_CollageJuly2_Collageplaying in the pool (with or without clothes) and eating cold fruit is a must.

July3_Collageeating ice cream and being silly while you doing it, is also a must in this hot summers weather.

July5_Collagehaving lunch, taking selfies & pulling faces with mommy is the way to go.

July7_Collagefor Super Sunday (CRC) we went to the O2 – what a ‘Super’ day

July8_Collagewe’ve had some beautiful clear skies these last few days, oh man, i love summer.

July13_Collagewayne’s birthday cake (not too sure why the icing turned out this lovely shade of pink, i did add almost the whole bottle of red colouring). and that little ‘teeth baring’ face, is the one i got when i asked him to smile for a photo.

July4_Collageall this sun and activities are such hard work for a growing 2 year old, so occasionally falling asleep on the go is the best thing to do.

July16_CollageJuly17_Collageand lastly, these are the cutest nieces that anyone can ask for. 

i miss you guys!!

have a wonderful humpday!

Monday, 21 July 2014

happy birthday, my love!!

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to the love of my life and awesome daddy!!

We love you so much and can't wait to celebrate with you all week long (birthday week baby)!!!

my favourite photo of my boys.




having a 'race' with milkshake.

Monday, 14 July 2014

24 month list about riley


i only noticed now that i never gave a little list this month about this little mister.
so here it goes:

♥ weights - 12kg (13kg at 20 months)
♥ heights - 90cm (86cm at 20 months)
♥ new word - riley (he pronounce it so weird but you can understand what he is trying to say)
♥ he loves tidying up and is the first one to help packing everything away at football.
♥ we are currently working on colours, it is a bit of a struggle but his favourite colour is purple.  
♥ i loves how clear he is saying 'mamma' at the moment.  he is even starting to shout it out to me now, especially in the mornings when he wakes up.  
♥ still LOVES dinosaurs - that's the reason for his dino party.  and Curious George of cause. 
♥ he is trying hard to put 2 words together for example:  'riley eat' or 'mamma downstairs'. 
♥ he talks a lot, like constantly (this is probably my fault).  he talks and he talks and he talks and he talks and he taaaaaaaalks.  i understand maaaaybe around 30% of it but a lot of it is either in english, afrikaans or baby sign language or even just baby babble.  talking with him is so good, that's why i say its probably my fault, i talk to him constantly.
♥ he is suddenly shy around people.  not real shy, but fake shy, dramatic shy, with tightly shut eyes and hands over the eyes and a 'nope!' when people look at him when he's not in the mood to be seen.
♥ he loves his daddy most except for the hours between 8pm and 8am, in which it is strictly mamma time only.  no dad, just ma-ma.  if feels good, and also it's exhausting.
♥ he still loves giving hugs and kisses
♥ he hates getting his hair washed
♥ his favourite books at the moment:  'goodnight moon' and 'tappity tap! what was that?'
♥ his favourite food: dinosaur dried fruit.  he isn't that fussy with food, he actually likes food, it's just rice that he really doesn't like.  i hope the not fussy with food is going to stay.
♥ he says thank you (almost every time) and is also quick to say sorry - even if it wasn't his fault
♥ he has blondish very straight hair - that needs a cut now.  i'm not ready to do this yet, but his hair is.
♥ his signature move:  at the moment to cross his arms.  it is so cute and i ask him hundred of times a day to do it for me
♥motherhood right now for me is: tiring (i wish the last of his canine teeth is out, seriously), challenging and loads of fun with a 2 year old little man.

{photos taken at his cake smash on his birthday - the last one you can see how shy he is getting when we started singing to him}.

have a great week!!

Friday, 4 July 2014

riley's dinosaur party: party time!

even with it raining most of saturday, i think the little ones had fun.  we had a bubble machine in the back and they had a ball running around in the rain catching the bubbles.



when it came to singing 'happy birthday' to Riley.  he got so shy and kept on hiding behind his hand.  he loved blowing out the candle on his cake, so much, that he asked for more and we lit it again for him - since it is his birthday.


sam came over for the weekend and riley loved having him here.

a kids party is exhausting especially for the boys...

have a great weekend and for the american, have a great 4th of july celebrations.