Monday, April 18, 2011

Mommies get together in Somerset West

BN and San3's husbands chatting up a storm

BN and Jessica, J not feeling well.
Nathan sitting in his pram watching all the action.

Nathan sitting on Mientjies lap


Finally got J, but no smile..poor baby!

Andre with San3.....

Cerebus is still alive

On the 9th of April we had a get together in Somerset West, Western Cape for the mommies on It was a wonderful time, and we really enjoyed meeting up and see each other again, also seeing San3 and her husband who was visiting all the way from Gauteng. 

It was a coolish day, and we had Jessica, Andre and Nathan, Jessica was not feeling very well that day, so was mainly sitting with mommy, and Andre kept flirting with the camera! Nathan was happily watching all the action from his pram! 

We missed Mom2A though, as she had a baby shower that morning and could not attend!!! 

Thanks for coming through to Somerset West to accommodate us, the Grays, with no car. It was great to see all the moms again!

I hope we can do this again soon!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

So we are now just 3!!!

Things have changed here at Wriggly Worms daycare...hehe, we are back to being just the 3 of us, Daniel, Nathan and our super sweet girly, the only one...Sofia!! We will miss little Emma, but because she is still so small she will enjoy it more being at home with her nanny. Carli has also moved to another school, closer to home and easier for mommy to get to!

Things have been going very well here. Sofi is just such a cute little girl. She is practicing every day how to crawl, and moves like no tomorrow. She also had a very big milestone this week...her first TOOTHIE!!!! Congratulations big girl. I always joke and say that Sofia is like a piece of furniture in the house. She is so happy, and if she is fed, and cuddled, and clean, she just wants to play, and not to much cuddling please, it takes to much time from playing. She is already nearly 8 months old and in her 3rd month being with us. We love you Sofi! Or Fi as Daniel calls her, or Tanni Cole!

My boys have been ill most of this week, with us rushing to the doctor to see what was causing such a sudden temperature rise in Nathan, it went from normal to over 40 degrees over night. First doc thought he has bacterial Pneumonia which meant hospital with us, but luckily it is just Viral, so after 4 days on antibiotics, Nathan is still struggling with slight fevers and also coughing and runny nose, same with Daniel, Daniels fever is just higher for now. EISH...I dont know what to do...I am sure they will get better...that is for sure.

I want to start a more set schedule, as it is just the 3 kids and things have become pretty predictable. Lets try something like this:

8:30 to 8:45: Sofia arrives
9:00 to 9:20: breakfast with milk/water
9:30 to 10:00:(winter) In the garden, in the pram in sleeping bag
9:30 to 10:30:(summer) In the garden, on the grass on blanket
10:30 to 11:00: Stimulation - reading, singing, dancing, physical exercise
11:00 to 11:10: Get ready for naps and have milk
11:10 to 13:00: Nap and wake up(Sofi and Nathan) - activities with Daniel
13:15 to 13:30: Prepare for lunch(nappy change etc) - Daniel goes for nap
13:30 to 13:50: Lunch
13:50 to 14: 15: Prepare for Tannie Cole to pick up Sofi

We will try our best to keep to this schedule. It is important to have some form of routine, as then we can take care of all the needs of the 3 kids.

Things will be easier and more peaceful from now on. I am excited and believe we can only go from strength to strength!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Busy, busy!!!

I havent been writing the blog for a week or two as things have just been so busy! Last week our little Carli left us, and she is going for other pastures, hopefully greener!! With us, we have 4 little ones now, Daniel, Nathan, Sofia and Emma(in order of age) and they keep me busy! Plainly said. I have been wondering lately how to get myself more organized, but seems like things are just the way they are.

Daniel is starting with school today, Suikerbekkies, and we are all excited, yet mommy is feeling a bit nervous, perhaps a bit the fact that I cannot take him myself, no car, and little ones arriving, and then wondering how he will settle, not having been away from me or ouma very often. We will see, and I am sure he will prove himself!

Nathan is well, he is a busy little thing, trying everything to walk. He walks with the pram, the chair, a box, anything he can possibly hold on to, in order for him to be able to actually walk....I am sure he will be able to walk soon! He has a totally different temperament that his brother, and does get upset rather fast, leaving his mom and dad in a total state of shock, and mainly of not know what to do...the boy is just 13 months old, what is that all about?

Sofi has been the star of the show, she has settled, is happy, easy going, naps, eats and loves going for long walks in the garden. I have just been enjoying her, she loves rollling, and sitting - which she is a pro at already, and practicing the art of crawling every day! I am sure it wont be long, and she will be cruising after Nathan, she loves him to bits, and they can spend "hours" kissing! To cute!

Emma has been with us for about 3 weeks now, and she is still a bit nervous around the kids, but I am sure with time she will settle right in with us, she still loves sleeping, and going for a 4 hour nap is nothing out of the ordinary! She also loves her milk, and wonder if she might start on some real food soon!!!

Me myself and I often feel like I need a break...but enjoying them and seeing them develop makes it all worth it...enjoy every moment where they are, and being content in what we have, is one of the things I have learnt....not hoping and wishing for something else, but just enjoying what is infront of us!

I am still to sort out the picture posting...will come soon!