Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Sam John Kyle - a visit to the EC

 sort of matching rugby jerseys
 deep in thought
 Mom and Son

 I wont repeat what was done to get Sam to look up at the camera and get his eyes off the grass!

 Desperate to crawl!

 Cutest little face by far!

 six months old

 The look on Duncans face is priceless

 Best Cuzzies
 mmmm sweets, how do we open this?
 Halloween pics
 Dunci the vampire

Missing these 2 very much already!  Aunty Monique came to visit for a few days with Sam, bravely leaving Grant aka Buddha behind for the first time, and Tyler too.  She helped us with a day time routine and some sleep training.  Things have gone a bit pear shaped since she left but we trying hard ;)
The cousins loved playing together, staring at each other and keeping each other occupied with their antics.  Can't wait for the day they run around together (suppose that will also come with tackling, biting, pulling and fighting) but so what!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

8 Months Old....a big FAT EIGHT...round 8....big bold boom 8


  • I turned 8 months old 3 days after my nerve operation - double nerve harvest.
  • I now do funny things -
    • I stick my tongue out and thrash it around - thus daddy has dubbed me "daddy's little garden snake"
    • I make the "click" sound perfectly and my nanny says I'm doing it with a twist in my tongue so she is convinced I'm practicing my isiXhosa clicks.
    • I can eat more gruff food and devour anything that is meat.  
    • Loving bolognaise mince at the moment   
    • I have a very strong core, I can pick myself up from a fall.  But I still cant crawl...obviously cause my arm is tied up!
    • I say mamma and Da!
    • I love it when mom zerbs my tummy, and reads a book in a whispering voice
    • My dogs are STILL my favourite things. - kick my legs and squeel in delight when they approach me
    • I now refuse to take a bottle point blank and wake up loads at night making my mommy very tired
    • on the upside I can put myself to sleep for day time naps
    • My favourite songs at the moment are - Vulindlela and Nomankanjani - because that's when my nanna dances with me!
    • I watch birds fly...i follow their flight.  I also stick my hand out when I hear rain drops
    • My favourite games are:
    • I can pass mom the golf ball when she says "taaaa" and then she rolls it back to me and I can "catch"t it
    • This little piggy went to market
    • Just sitting in the garden watching the gardener, the dogs, the birds
    • Love eating grass - luckily not smoke it....just eat it. yummmmmm

Monday, 13 October 2014

Best Friends - 7.5months old

It's been indoor kind of weather and even on sunny warm days there seems to be a wind outside...
Duncan got his first bit of antibiotics ever - for a lingering cough which the doc seemed to think was bronchitis because after 12 days it was still there and it was becoming painful to cough = 3 sleepless nights, Sean phoned the doc on Sunday afternoon.
Only in a small town does a doc come for a call out when he isn't even on duty and then stays behind spontaneously for braai and wine!  - anyway...we not happy that Duncan had to go onto antibiotics but it is his operation next week (20 October) and they will not operate if he is we frantically trying to get him better.. 
The sooner the op happens the better...because he is getting mobile now and for 3 weeks after the op his arm will be strapped to his body.  shame :(

He can get quite benout indoors...but luckily it totally mesmerized by the dogs and loves their company :)