Wow! It has been exactly a year since I wrote a blog post! A whole year people... that is insane. A bit like our lives with 3 growing children - insane!
So I've missed out on a whole year of capturing the Weavers nest shananigans here in this little space on the web. Do I feel sad about it? Yes. Will I continue blogging? I can't answer that. Some days I dont even have time to fart, so realistically, for the forseeable future, I see blogging to be on the back burner... but maybe one day when my days are not so busy? But for today, I am stuck at home with a very sick little weaver boy, so will take the gap to capture some memories.
So - what has the past year held for The Weaver 5?
Quite a lot actually... too much to capture in a single blog post without sending you all to sleep or reaching for your wine... so here are some highlights:
RYAN: Turned NINE!
He finished Gr 3, his first year in the Boys prep. What a wonderful year he had of growing in all sectors of his life. As a sportsman, a gentleman, a son, a big brother. Sport seems to rule his life... especially cricket. Eats, sleeps and dreams cricket. He even has a poster of Allister Cook on his wall... yes, thats right! He has pledged allegiance to his place of birth and supports ENGLAND! Much to his mothers discontent.... although he tells me that he is still more English than South African, as technically, he has still lived there longer than he has lived here... Anyhoo, this loyalty to the St Georges Cross pleases his father immensely, so that is a good thing. This year thus far has seen him morph into a very busy Gr 4 boy. He has played cricket, tennis, soccer, rugby and cross country so far this year for his school. And he is enjoyimg gr 4... Mom pulling her hair out a bit, as he doesnt seem to take his academics that seriously?!
Look how my boy has grown:
At the finish of the 94.7 Mountain bike race, which he completed with Pete. A remarkable achievement for a just 9 yr old x
Emily finished her first year at "big school" and raced into Gr 1. She is reading and writing and growing up, and this excites her immensely. She is such an eager beaver to do anything and everything... and do anything and everything she does! Ballet, swimming, gymnastics, hockey, tennis... and arts and crafts and baking and writing and reading! She is still such a busy little bee! She recently did her 2nd ballet exam and 2nd gym competition and did exceptionally in both! Her zest for life is totally infectious... and exhausting! I do not know where she gets her energy from.. and seems to surive on not much sleep! ( Definitely not from my gene pool!) She arises at 5 am every morning and I have caught her on numerous occasions either reading a book or playing a game via torch light under her duvet late into the night... a real live wire. Look how our little princess has grown:
The Aristocats - a grade R production
A little doll for her ballet show
Playing hockey for Old Parks
Gym, gym, gym...
A random shot on the beach in April... which had Pete polishing his shotgun! She looks toooo old in thnis picture
Lukey finished nursery school at the end of the year and started Gr R in January. Finally all at the same school. He loves being a "big" boy at big school and thrives on the routine. This year he started tennis and soccer, and loves them both, even if his enthusiasm is far bigger than his raw talent ;0. Bless him x. He is physically a big boy, but young in his school year and is finding some elements of school a little challenging. He started OT 2 months ago, and is making great gains with a once weekly session. He sems to struggle with fatigue, possibly a low responsive reticular activating system, so this is what the OT is addressing, and his endurance and alertness have improved dramatically. He is also a very willing participator in all aspects of life, he reminds me of a puppy that hasnt quite grown into its paws yet... hopefully with a little maturity everything will start to "click' for our little boy x.
Loving the bush during our annual Mabula trip
5th birthday party fun
Nursery school graduation
1st day of big school
We were lucky enough to have a dream trip overseas at the end of last year, and January this year. This saw us spending christmas and new year in England, which was lovely to spend time with all the UK based family. In early Jan, we flew to Chamonix, France and had THE best family holiday skiing. All 3 kids learnt to ski and the parentals got to spend some quality time together. Amagical, unforgettably time making family memories to treasure:
Fun in the New Forest
On the London eye
Holdin an Olympic torch!
Daddy and daughter bum boarding in Chamonix
My 3 little skiers
Building a tiny snowman ;)
Wonderful one on one time connecting with nature for the parentals
2013 thus far has also brought the birth of 2 new additions in the Weaver household:
Firstly, our little precious Rolo! Emily has wanted a puppy ever since she could speak, and as our dear Sandie is getting on a bit, I wanted to introduce a new member before she was too old to see the good side of a companion ;)
So we went to view the little pups... and this little one opened his eyes whilst we were viewing, so it was a sign that HE was to be ours :)
And the second birth was of my own practice :) On the 2nd April, Kirsty Weaver Physiotherapy opened its doors. I am loving being my own boss, and also having my rooms closer to home and to the school! It has been such a good move for me and I am blessed that it is going from strength to strength.
And that, in a very brief nutshell is mostly what was missed in the past year of non blogging! If you've made it to the end, well done :)
I must dash, I have to play nursemaid to my poor sick baby boy, and must check the tennis score of my big boy who is playing an u/11 tournament for saints at st benedicts today! Dad on duty there - and keeping me updated via bbm of the scores! Don't you just love modern technology? And there beeps my phone.... yay! Ryan through to the semi finals. Well done my boy x x
I can't promise I'll be back soon... I will try, but no promises.
Ciao for now x x x