Sunday, March 21, 2010

We are LUCKY!

Happy St Pats Day to everyone.. I know a few days late! We had a great day. We had the other US families over for a great corned beef, cabbage and potato meal. And finished with some cute rainbow cupcakes! A yummy day.

The Spread...

My cute rainbow cupcakes

The boys playing rugby before our guests arrive.

We are lucky to have some great friends and family! We love you all. Hope you had a LUCKY day!

Aiden on two wheels....

Well we finally talked Aiden into taking the training wheels off of his bike. He did well.. not completely on his own yet but a good start. And of course Evan wanted a turn! They are getting too big!

A Day of Fun!!

Friday March 12 was a busy but fun day!! It started at school with an amazing Sports Day. It is a day of fun races for the kids.. all the families come watch and enjoy the day.
Aiden dressed as his dad.. the first race of the older children is a grown up race where they dress like their parents! Fun

Here is Evan and his best buddy Ethan

Aiden running the race...

Evan running his race.. he is the one in second place! Yeah Evan!

Well after that great morning.. we headed off to a great birthday party. Then hurried home for the big event of the night! Our local cricket team is the Chevrolet Warriers. They were playing in the final game for the championship at home. These games are usually a father son thing.. but a couple of the fathers were out of town for a bike race so Scott offered to take all 5 boys!! They had a blast and we WON!! Go Warriers!!
The team warming up. They are a great team and lots of their players are on the National team.

The 5 boys, with their faces painted.

Whew! A busy day indeed but so much fun!

Monday, March 1, 2010

What have we been up to?.......

Well it has been a great couple of weeks... We had a braai at Evan's school and it was a blast talking to the new parents and just having fun.
All the boys having a great time... Evan of course would not get in the picture.

All the wonderful teachers hard at work! Love them!!

The boys have also started Karate this term and really love it. They have also learned to count in Japanese. FUN!

Well it only took 6 years....I have always heard all the stories of friend's children getting scissors and cutting their own hair. I have not had that problem until now.. Aiden decided the front of his hair was too long and proceeded to chop it off... I guess mommy didn't schedule hair cuts fast enough. Can you see the chuck taken out of the center of his forehead??? And this is after mommy tried to "fix" it a little....

We also headed to Addo Elephant National Park this past weekend. It is only about 1 hour and 1/2 drive from our house. It is a beautiful park with of course lots of elephants... I think these have become my favorite african animal. The lion of course is amazing.. but the elephant is so graceful and just an awesome animal once you learn a little about them. Although when we stopped to watch a huge herd one crossed in front of our car and turned toward our car like he was going to charge... scarry!! We also had a picnic in the park, it was so nice. Just a great family day!!

OK - Well here is the BIG News! I have told most of you that we were told we would be heading back to the Good Ole USA sometime this year, well things change :) Scott has been asked to stay and help with some upcoming projects so we will be here for awhile. At least until 4th quarter 2011 possibly til June 2012. So all my friends that are interested in coming to visit you have some additional time!!! Start booking those flights. With the extension we will be coming home in December for a visit and hope to see alot of you then! So.. now I need to start looking at schools for Aiden. He will be going to Grade 1 next year.. WOW! My baby is growing up. We will be able to enjoy the great weather and all of the great adventures we have ahead of us. Yeah more traveling!!!

Hope everyone is doing well out there. Keep in touch!