Relax Time

Sunday afternoon is always a veg time for us, well at least until Glen goes back to his office for prep, but until then we just eat lunch, chat and park off. The girls busy themselves will silly things, like this...





and Glen amuses us all with things like this...



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Toofies!

Eden seems to be growing far too quickly. She now has two teeth, she rolls over from her tummy to her back, and sits for a really long time without falling over. She is eating her solids nicely, she has tried carrots, butternut, sweet potato (home made), porridge, apples, banana, peaches, prunes(purity) and has even had some of our left overs all blended up...so far I've given her beef stew and rice, which she absolutely loved, and waiting for her in the freezer is some mashed up rice and tomotoey mince stuff! I am enjoying making all these meals for her and have found this a more cost effective way of feading her ;-)

Baptisms

Two weekends ago we had another baptism service. Two young guys, Xolani and Kenny gave their hearts to the Lord recently, Kenny just that same week, and Xolani a few months ago. We are blessed to see how God is working through the preaching of His Word in our midst. We celebrate with the angels in heaven at the salvation of these two souls! Thank you Jesus!









Paper World

I don't know where she gets it, but Rachel certainly is one of a kind...this is what she busied herself with this afternoon, while we were having our "Soul Satisfying Saturday' at church, where we watched a DVD by John Piper, called "Seeing and Savouring Jesus Christ"...

Rachel folded a progam into this TV stand with a TV on top...


this pulipt...

and this preacher, I guess it must be Glen, with his hands swinging in the air like that...




...she made beds and couches as well...




Enjoy this clip of her playing in her paper world...


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Green eggs, no ham

After a wonderful afternoon with the Groblers, we decided to have a relaxed dinner. Glen and I had leftovers, and I thought I would cook cheese omlettes for the girls, who were watching their Monday movie. Every now and then I get these crazy evil streaks - this time it was to give the girls green eggs. I ran the idea past Glen, as I know that if I were to give him anything like that he just wouldn't eat it, but he thought it was a great idea and improved on it, by adding that I should give it to them in the dark...as the room was dark due to the movie, and then, when they were half way, turn on the lights and see their reaction...



Amanda was like, "Hey! My eggs are green....and so are yours Rachel." Rachel's face dropped in disgust, while Glen acted shocked, and I was giggling around the corner. Then I came in and said, "Sorry girls, the eggs were a bit off, but don't worry, I am sure they won't make you sick, they taste okay don't they?" Rachel's face just got more and more disgusted and shocked...and then Glen and I both packed up laughing and told the girls that I had put food coloring in. All in all a good harmless prank to play on your children!

Glen...the man!

After Sunday night's sermon on the church at Leodecia, who were incedently a rich church, who had forgotten their need of their Savior, and were relying on their own strength and own wealth, and had basically left Jesus out of their worship...after that convicting sermon on letting Jesus in again, Glen slaughtered us all in a game of poker...it was ruthless, or should I say, he was ruthless, he spared none of us, he literally cleared the table, that is, he relieved us all of our money 'chips'...and enjoyed it thoroughly...


Obviously this is just a harmless game...and no real money was at stake - however I am sure that the thrill of winning can easily get the better of us all! And of us losers, well, we had to deal with our loss of not enjoying that thrill ourselves! Thanks guys for a great evening!!!

I must conclude by saying that the last round of the game, everyone had to play 'all in'. We all had to bet all we had and play our last round...in that last round, I WON!!!! Still, Glen insists that he won the night...and well, I would have to agree, although it is fun to have a little of that thrill!

Surpise Visit

Granny time was changed from yesterday to today, but there was an added surprise, the cousins (Selby and Kelly) came to play as well. Eden enjoyed all the attention, as usual, and they all enjoyed making her laugh and jump in her jumper. We also enjoyed a lovely lunch which the girls made with Granny Zan's help - Mince, Potatoes, and Salad...delicious!



Thank you guys for a lovely visit!

Rachel the Builder

Since the new play room we have a box of blocks again, and Rachel is enjoying just building simple little houses and stuff...here she is busily building...











Play Room

We were recently blessed with a whole bunch of toys and books, which Sharon, Glen's sister has kindly passed on to us - this inspired a redo of our play room, and the girls had fund decorating with bendaroos etc...










Origami Flowers

Over the past few weeks, the girl's granny time with Omi'Son has been focusing on origami - the art of folding paper into animals or flowers, or whatever, I guess...anyway, they have been folding flowers and leaves. Here are their creations - I think they are really pretty. They definately look better than the real, dying plant on the shelf! Good job girls!