Jude the dude is 2!

Wow, I can't actually believe that my little baby is already 2! 

Jude is such a typical boy...he loves cars and guns and balls...at the moment his favourite is definitely cars though, so the obvious choice of theme was...you guessed it...'CARS'. He just loved them, whether they were cheap toy decorations, or little chocolate cars on the kiddies table...he just spent the whole time collecting them and eating them and racing them...so cute!

Cupcakes courtesy from my mom

Rachel pose...and pout

Little Aydon and Eden in the jungle gym drum...such a cute photo

Jude starting to find all the cars on the kiddies table

Pass the parcel

Pin the race car on the track 
No need to explain...

Ice cream cake!

Snippets from Eden's 3rd Birthday Party

Catching up again...

At the moment I am just trying to keep my head above the water, so scattered pics will have to do at this point. At least when I look back there'll be some pics to fill in the gaps...

The kiddies are getting so big so quickly...I really don't want to miss it all!!!

Jude enjoying his daddy's songs

Eden showing us her beautiful smile

Amanda swimming with Jude

My little princess

Amanda doing what I hate her doing...sunbathing

Jude with his buddy Samuel getting totally wet!!!

Dormant??? No way!!!

Eventually I have had a little time to catch you all up as to what's happening in our lives. This year has been an extremely trying year for us, as we have been through almost every stressful change you can imagine...Glen changed ministries, I started working part-time, the kids started school, we moved and on top of all of that, we found out that we are yet again expecting another little one. This pregnancy is going well so far, and I am currently 17 weeks along...all praise to our wonderful God - who's timing is of course perfect!

I don't have more to report than that...just some pics to share...enjoy!

Jude is getting so big!

Misha...my little God-daughter...so beautiful!

Jono and Eden playing basketball

My big helpers

Their latest treat - chocolate fondue

My beautiful precious Eden

Rachel - finally with her own beautiful smile (no pout)

My big girl!

The Lord has blessed us so much, and has brought us through this difficult, yet thrilling time...we can only give Him the glory for keeping us. Thank you Lord!

Family time

One of our favourite things to do as a family is have a braai outside. We usually spoil ourselves with a few packets of crisps and my famous dip while the fire is getting ready to cook on...mmmm....I am embarrassed to say that we literally pile around the little table and consume them like vultures...
(We don't eat potatoes often, so when we do get the chance to eat any form of a potato it's gone sooner than anyone can say 'Starch!')
Rachel is unhappy because her little brother just got dip all over her pants...he is happy because he got dip all over her pants!

My little princess

My little thug

My beautiful girls


My big girl and her daddy
Monkey Manda

Jude enjoying the slide

Look Daddy, I found a snake :-)
The chip eating is then followed with fun time outside, and then we eat whatever it is we have cooked...this time - hamburgers (with the bun - another luxury in our family :-))