Sunday, March 25, 2012

C'mon move

The kids found a hedgehog again. He was so bombarded that he rolled into defense mode.
All they wanted was to see him walk. Hedgehogs are really cute when they strut around with their cute noses sniffing at things.
"Maybe if we all roll into balls he'll think we're gone and then he'll come out..."

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Piled high

Nanny's pancakes are the best! We love to eat them with sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Sometimes we add cream and sliced banana.In our house pancakes can mean either, the American ones that look like huge flapjacks or crumpets that we eat with maple syrup. They can also be pancakes as in crepes that you can find at most flea markets in Southern Africa or often at Nanny's house in Johannesburg:)
Bradley rolling his up like a pro!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Construction again

This time with plastic bags and cut down banana tree leaves. The fort in the fron of the house has been removed because we have been trying to grow the grass. The jungle gym has found a spot in the backyard. The kids spent hours decorating and playing in it.

Even the rains didn't deter them from their house building. In fact, those banana leaves are pretty waterproof, they found out.

Friday, March 9, 2012


Today was the boys' swim gala at school. Ben, although he is still afraid of going in the big pool, did manage to do what his teacher asked him. It was great that nanny could see them, especially since Brian is still away.
Avid swimmersBradley receiving his certificateBradley came first in the full length swim.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Nan is here

While Brian is away at the Shepherds' Conference in LA, my mom is here with us until March 26th! Yippee! She is doing well health-wise. She continues her alternative treatment for her cancer. Her energy levels are amazing and she is enjoying being with the kids.
Out comes the crocheting when nanny is here. I have very little skill when it comes to needlework. Yay for nan, who enjoyed working with Ami and Sarah Rose.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Out of town

Brian is in the air right now on his way to LA for the Shepherds' Conference. It'll be a very quick trip for him, but he is looking forward to meeting together with fellow like-minded pastors from around the globe.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Night

Dad and the kids decided to play a game of Risk tonight. The conversation from the table is something like this. "Do you want to attack, do you want to fight?"

"Okay, I am gonna attack from here to there. I beat you!"

Not exactly the kind of words I like to hear them saying ;0) They're having a ball nonetheless.

And where's Ami?

She's having a sleepover at Sarah Rose's house! Sarah and her family will be leaving Malawi in April and we're really sad! The girls are trying to spend lots of time together before the McDonalds head back to the USA.