Sooo...now I need to do a catch up on the past many months of non blogging...
Hmmm, where to start? First of all - a quick question for all you techies out there. As you can see by my changed blog-ness, I have downgraded my Typepad plan... and in the process lost everything in my sidebar. So - does anyone know how I can add stuff to my sidebar again? Like blogs I read, and quick searches etc.... I don't know how to do it, and its driving me nuts...
And back to the catch-up:
Lets start with the little weeds... cos they are the ones growing the most:
Big boy weed Ryan:
Everytime I turn around, this child of mine seems bigger! Older, wiser, taller, broader.... shew, he is growing up so fast. Is that what happens at 8? Everything about him is maturing. His outlook on life, his temperment, his sports passion...its fascinating to watch.
His latest love is Rugby. They have just started playing rugby at school, and he is totally smitten with all aspects of the game. He had his first school rugby match on Saturday, and it was a great one for him. He scored himself a hat-trick of tries, and his team won 45 - 0 ! The score would have been higher too - they stopped the game early, some kind of "mercy" rule, apparently. Anyhoo - it was just such a needed and deserved confidence boost for our boy. He was really very chuffed with himself :)
Tomorrow, he is saying a speech in class. He has to stand up and talk for 1 minute on his chosen mammal. He practiced the speech for me earlier... and oh.my.word! I was gob smacked. In front of me stood this little boy, with bright orange flash cards containing his key words.... and he spoke for 1 minute, only glancing down at his flash cards. He spoke clearly with confidence, expression and humour... and he taught me 1 or 2 things about Polar bears! He is growing up so fast.
Little girl weed Emily:
Miss Madam continues to love school and all her extra-murals. She recently completed her 1st ballet exam, Pre-primary, and was awarded a certificate and medal. At this age, they aren't given a percentage mark per se, just a number grading. She got the highest number for all aspects of her exam, so we are very proud of her.
She is enjoying her hockey to the max, and has emerged as the little goal-scoring star in the tournaments that she has played. It is absolutely hilarious to watch the U/6's play .... no rules, no positions, 6 a-side hockey, which results in 12 little sticks hacking at a ball. Too sweet.
After a brief holiday from ballet, they are now in full rehearsal mode for the end of year ballet show, which will be performed in October. She informs me that she is a doll... we shall see :)
The littlest weed Lukey
Lukey- pooks is enjoying his last year at nursery school. He is growing up in leaps and bounds too...but still just loves his cuddles. He recently got a new bike, and just loves to cycle as fast as he can and keep up with his big brother and sister. He is a real little charmer, and manages to win the hearts of most people he encounters. He has great confidence, I think he learnt this from his sister, but its an awesome attribute to have. He speaks to every-one, every-where... whether its strangers in the supermarket, parents at pick-up, petrol attendants, police officers... you name it, he'll chat to them :)
Mommy and Daddy Weed:
Life with 3 growing weeds is verrry busy, and doesn't allow much quality time for us. We did, however, manage to have a fabulous night out at Madame Zingara recently.
A wonderful evening of merriment - highly recommended.
Daddy weed recently celebrated his 38th birthday... I still owe him dinner for that :)
He is still working and commuting to sasolburg daily for work... interesting project for him, just a tiring commute.
And I recently had the pleasure of meeting my blog bud Mel, who came up from Cape Town. We chatted like lost friends - twas absolutely fabularse. We will have to do it again sooooon :)
And that...in a nutshell...is my quick round up ;)