Thursday, June 30, 2011

Very rare comment from Ben

It is very rare I ever get a mention on the site but I do love it and the effort that Sash puts into it.
I don't get out much, but the other day I went up to the mountains with Piet (right) and Robert Thomas (middle) our gun totting American Army Buddy as well as some other friends.
During a break this photo was taken of the "UTi Security Team"

Boys it was a lot of fun for the first few hours, I even got to fire a Barrett .50 calibre, more of a cannon than a gun, then it wore a little thin, there is only so many guns one can fire and continue to enjoy (if you don't come from America (South African's also agreed)).

This probably should not go with the graduation photos!


Class of 2011

A year already!!!

I cannot believe that we have been here a year, the time has just flown by.  I'm glad we said we would stay for three as I don't think we would be ready to leave in a years time, too much to see and do still!!!

Lots has happened in the last month, the girls graduated from kindergarden and we started our three month summer holiday a few weeks ago.  My aunt and uncle have been out for a visit and we had lots of fun camping on the coast, even in the rain!!  We were very sad to see them go, especially Jonah as he loves having extra adults around the house.  Summer camps kicked off this week and Jonah is in a UK Soccer Camp this week, the girls a ballet camp and then they all have swimming lessons in the afternoon.  Max is having his swimming lessons by himself, a bit hit and miss and he will only go in by himself if we go to the pool for playtime beforehand.  The weather is a bit hit and miss and Olivia had to abandon her lessons yesterday as she was turning blue in the pool, will make sure she puts her wetsuit on beforehand.

We also went on our first proper camping trip last week and it turned out well, especially now I have my own blow up mattress.......  We have decided we need to go for at least two nights though as setting up for one night is just not worth the hassel.

Lots more planned for the next month so I'll keep you updated, although nanny and grandad arrive tomorrow so I may not have much time.

Will post some pictures soon

Bye for now :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday fun.....

We took advantage of the lovely sunshine again and headed out to Tryon State Park with some friends.

Then in the afternoon Jonah had a rocket launching event with the Scouts.  In our usual tradition we were too late to build our own so had to get a pre-made one from the shops, I'm pretty sure they are banned at home.....

All ready to launch

Attaching to the rocket launcher

Waiting to press the button

and we're off

Parachuting back down.

The race to find it

Ben retrieving it from the tree!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June already

I can't believe it's June already, this year has flown by.  This weekend has been glorious with the sun shining and the temperature up in the eighties, I'd like to say that summer is here but I know full well it will be pouring with rain next week........

Friday night was the school carnival and Jonah and I were signed up for the Nerf Gun tin can alley, I'd like to say Jonah helped but her bailed out after 15 minutes!!!  He did have a great time though running around with his friends and I think he entered the biscuit eating contest about 10 times.  The girls and Max had a great time playing with daddy and I think their favourite thing was the sack race.

Olivia and Maxi chasing bubbles

Ben went off to the quarry on Saturday for an action man gun shooting experience, I'll say no more.....  The kids and I headed off to the park and went to see Kung Fu Panda 2 in the afternoon.  We also stumbled across a yard sale where for the bargain price of $18 we came home with 3 board games, 3 dressing up outfits, 2 books, 2 pairs of shoes, clothes for the girls and a pumpkin torch.  I think this could become a habit!!!

Max's new favourite games

Lots of summer clothes

My two Disney Princess

Mr Bumble Bee