Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
May has brought with it some great weather and a very busy but exciting social schedule. That is not even including the impending Super 14 final (after many years of trying and so much pain....I can only imagine what Nathan will have to say!), the FA cup final and the rugby tests vs England. It does warrant some comment along the lines of......things are looking good in the land of Bok rugby let's just hope the administrators can keep things together until the World Cup. Kind words I thought.
Well the beach has returned as a favourite location with Miss T slowly getting used to the waves again. What waves?
May madness has also brought great boating weather. Last saturday morning we were out on the water at 7am and moored up at Paradise lakes (a set of about 10 islands) for breakfast and then headed back for swimming lessons at 9:30......a wonderful start ot the day. Miss T has taken to driving and enjoys some time behind the wheel.
Dad on the other hand would rather be driven!! Energy and enthusiasm finally returned earlier in the month and I found some time to finally build "the fence" that I talked up about 6 months ago. Well, here it is below in all its glory. Believe me it was far more work than anticipated and showed up my lack of "real" DIY skills and poor acquisition of "real" equipment.The fence has, however, allowed us to leave Tayla free to run around or ride her bike without fear of her disappearing down the road and into the sea. We did however catch her showing us how to exit her wendy house in case of fire. Note the elegant head down position fire roll.
May brought Miss T a new favourite toy....she now tells us how much she loves her mom and dad and ...wait for it.....her bike. NO ONE ELSE is allowed to touch it.
Finally the photos below are from an impromtu "shoot" this evening. They show Tayla and Nicki's "shark" face and her impressive ballet skills on top of dad.
Yes, scary is'nt it (or for those in the UK: innit)!!!
This is the first official photograph that Tayla has taken....we think she got lucky....but she tells us it takes years of practice. The kids of today. Soon she will want her own cell phone!!
We hope you are all well!!
Go the Sharks, Man Utd and the Bokke!!
Posted by Dave Horan at Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Busy week this week, lots of activities and events. Saturday afternoon was Carrie's thirtieth birthday party which was great fun. All the kids kept themselves occupied with the jumping castle while the parents savoured the superb food and the champagne flowed.
Daddy bought Tayla a smaller bike. She tells me, "Mommy, I love my bike." She is pretty good in it. Swimming lessons are going well too - a huge improvement on the last term in the UK which was very stressful.
This is what happens if you play too hard!
Sunday was Mommy's birthday - great excitement. The cake was especially for Tayla as she would not understand what a birthday would be without candles. The very long countdown to hers has now begun!
We went to the Reefs for lunch - buffet with a chocolate fountain! Guess where madam went!
Then the kids (and parents) came over for cake and champagne. Here are Tayla's friends, Hannah, Jodi, Amy, Clara and Tayla tucking into some cake!
Tayla loves painting - but you have to keep watching all the time!
Posted by Dave Horan at Sunday, May 06, 2007