Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Caroling, fa la la la la

St Georges had a Christmas Caroling service with all the kids in Grades 1-5. It was such a fun evening to hear the kids singing. Makes things feel more like Christmas. All the Grade 1 students were angels... and they were so cute. Just love the events at school, they are always so special.
Aiden is such an angel :)....

A Great Honor

We had the great honor of being apart of Hunter and Claire's Baptism Service. Scott was asked to be Hunter's Godparent, he was so thrilled! What a great morning. So proud of them. We have really become family so it is always so special to be there for the big moments.

Being Thankful

We celebrated Thanksgiving on Saturday a few days early. It was a great evening with our South African family and had a wonderful time! We are sooo thankful for everything we have here. It is such a special time to actually just sit, chat and enjoy our relationships. We hope everyone had a great day with family and friends! I think we have brought our thanksgiving custom to SA. It is one of my favorite holidays and I have so much fun doing all the food and making everyone full and happy. Awesome Day!!
Just a side note... you may notice all the men have a mustache. It is part of Movember to raise awareness for men's cancer. Good thing it only lasts til the end of the month!!! What are you thankful for?

Bafana Bafana vs Ivory Coast

We got the pleasure of going to a Bafana Bafana (South Africa's soccer team)game. A great day! A wonderful day in the sun and with the boys. Our dear friends, Hunter and Taylor, got to be ball boys at the game. Hunter got to carry the South Africa flag out on the field. So amazing! The soccer games have such an awesome atmosphere. People are singing, dancing and cheering on the team. Love it!!!
Another great South African experience!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Halloween 2011

The annual American Halloween party was adult only this year and was a blast!!! Everyone was in the spirit and looked great in their costumes. What a great group of friends we have!! Don't know what I would do without them. Hopefully this will be an event that carries on after we are gone..... AWESOME!!!
The boys went trick or treating in Mill Park and we had a small party at our dear friends home, the Whitakers. The boys were army men this year... they look so grown up!
Another great Halloween! We partied and ate lots of sweets, what else is there????

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bell Family Vist

Grandmom and Grandad had a great visit and we loved having them! We had some fun adventures and some relaxing days. We went to Seaview Lion Park, Schotia Game Reserve, Addo Elephant Park, Tenikwa Cat Park, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Assegaaibosch. Whew.. sounds like a lot but was great! Seaview - always love seeing the lions and the boys were able to play with the cubs. Amazing!
Schotia and Addo Game Reserves... The elephants were amazing as always. And Schotia has amazing Lions... our guide Peter was great! One of the best things in the world.. a game drive!! Wow!
Tenikwa is a wild cat sanctuary where we got to interact with cheetahs, and ceracals. Fun!!
Monkeyland and Birds of Eden is fun! Two big sanctuaries, so interesting to see all the animals....
Assegaaibosch - We stayed at this lovely lodge for a weekend. The boys rode the horses, played tennis, we hiked, and sat by the pool.... what fun!!! The lodge
Aiden talking to the goat... :)
Evan petting the donkey
What a great visit! We had a great time and loved having the Bell's here with us. Love having visitors!!

Evan turns 6!

Well Evan's Birthday has finally arrived! He celebrated at school before the end of the term with his classmates. On his birthday we had a great day... He was allowed one present first thing in the morning but the rest had to wait for daddy to get home. Then we met our friends for lunch at the Pink Fig. The boys love going there and painting pottery. Had a full day and then home to open the rest of the gifts... Can't believe my baby is 6 already!! Photos from school....
Handing out his cupcakes.
Evan's special friends.....
The Special Day....
Happy Birthday Evan!!!

Evan's Sports Day

Evan had his sports day at the end of the term. Such a fun day to see the kids have fun and show off for mom and dad! They do a few fun races, running, bear crawling, skipping, etc.... so cute. Getting ready for the big events!
Evan had fun and did a great job!

Day at the Beach.....

We had a great day at the beach! A lovely spring day. The boys love to run up and down the sand dunes and play in the waves. And of course we ended it with ice cream... what a wonderful day!!