Monday, January 30, 2012

Aiden is 8!!

Aiden had a very Happy Birthday on Friday!! We celebrated at school with cookies then home for an afternoon pool party with his friends and lastly a wonderful, casual braai with our SA Family. A great, busy day! Can't believe it was 8 years ago that I brought my oldest sweetheart into this world...Oh the memories! He seems so grown up now... So Proud!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

First Day of School 2012

Here we go into another year of school. Aiden is very excited to be going into Grade 2 and Evan is a little reluctant but happy to be going to Grade 1. So cute!!! With Daddy before you can see Evan isn't really happy.
Aiden at his table, so ready to work!!
Evan walking around the quad.. didn't know I was taking the photo!!
Both getting so big!! I am a proud mama!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ravens Game Day

We got all dressed for the Ravens playoff game against the Texans. GO RAVENS!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy New Year

This amazing photo was taken with all the boys waving sparklers! AWESOME start to the new year! Bring on 2012!!

Time to Relax

On Christmas day we set out for one of our favorite relaxation spots... Kleinemonde. It is a small little town/village outside of Port Alfred. One big reason we love it there is our great friends the Whitakers have a holiday home there and it is so much fun to hang out there. Since they had lots of family staying with them, we rented a cute little townhouse. Christmas night we spent at the Whitakers enjoying a fabulous dinner. It was very special to be brought in as part of their family! The next 10 days were full of fun in the sun! We were at the beach almost everyday, the boys swam in the lagoon, played rugby, played cricket,swam in the sea, swam in the pool, went knee boarding, and on and on!! We also went to a concert in Port Alfred one day.. The Parlotones If you haven't heard of them you should listen to their music. It was a daytime family event so we all went and had a blast. Scott even took the boys up onto a balcony above the stage. We also did some exploring to a another small town not far, Bathurst. A cute little town with lots of shops. It is also home to the Giant Pineapple!! We rang in the new year with great friends and lots of fun. We then had a special birthday braai for Scott!! Happy Birthday!! We had an amazing holiday and some well deserved rest. Christmas Day Family Photos! The Whitaker/Buckley Clan...
Back row.. James, Clayton, Paula, Greg(paula's brother), Sam (his wife), Matthew Front: John (Paula's Dad), Trent (Greg & Sam's Son), Glynis (Paula's Mom) The Grandmothers - Molly (Clayton's mom) and Glynis and the kids...
Our mugs...
Skiing Daddy showing off for the boys...
The Whitaker boys
Parlotones Concert
On the Boat
The Beach ... the boys are getting brave in the sea, went pretty far out!
Aiden and Evan with their favorite friends...
The Big Pineapple - I wasn't kidding :).
Whew what a holiday! Just another amazing adventure! Onward to 2012!!

Christmas 2011

We had a great Christmas. It was very quiet but great! Spent the day having fun at home and tracking Santa online. We had a yummy Christmas eve dinner of ham, potatoes and salad,and of course cupcakes for dessert. Then the boys got to open their traditional one gift on Christmas eve. We left cookies out for Santa, carrots out for the reindeer and said goodbye to our Elf, Buddy. The boys must have been good this year because they had lots of gifts from Santa under the tree in the morning!! It was a great day. After we had something to eat and got moving we packed up and headed to one of our favorite places in SA.
Ready for a yummy dinner!!
New Books to read
Santa was generous!
Evan - playing his new drum.
Aiden ready for Cricket!
Hope everyone else had a fabulous Christmas! Will be our last in SA. Very Sad! But was Amazing!!! Now onto more adventures.