Sunday, 26 May 2013

Jesse-Lee turns 5

Today I woke up to kisses and cuddles from my little 5year-old and I breathed in the happiness oozing from her. I recalled our life before her and praised God for granting me this most precious person as a gift and a grace-grower. I watched the smiles, laughter and fun of our friends who came to celebrate with us. So grateful for such a blessed life!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Dem bones.

Jesse: "Guess what, Mommy?  Did you know that skelestons have bones?"
Love it!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Butterfly Catchers

On Friday, as Jesse-Lee and I were driving home, we were surrounded by thousands upon thousands of white butterflies, all fluttering in sort-of the same direction.  Heaven only knows where they came from, or where they were going, but we fully intended going out and catching some of them that afternoon when we arrived home.  A butterfly capturing expedition, as it were.

Donning our comfy shoes and sharing a fishing net, out we pranced in unison, certain that a variety of beautiful butterflies would soon be safely ensconced in our nifty plastic container.  

"Butterfliiiiiies, come little butterflies! I will be your friend!"

It took less than four seconds for us to discover that the pesky buggers are damn-near-impossible to catch! 

There I was, prancing around like a mad fowl, jumping in the air and spraining muscles in an attempt to catch just one butterfly mid-air. Meanwhile Jesse-Lee "neak neak" (which is Jesse-Leeze for sneak sneak) catches not one but TWO butterflies (coitus interuptus) with her bare hands. 

"Mommy, Mommy, they were sitting there holding hands and I just neak neak catched them!"
"I will name this one 'Orangey,' and I will name her friend 'Orangey Friend'."

Thursday, 10 January 2013

In my comfort zone

My very brave friend Chantal (an Ozzie living in South Africa!) is braving uncharted territories and has decided to tour Rwana.  On her bicycle.  Yes, you read right.  What some call foolishness, others call fun.  I will be propping up the cushions on my couch and following her journey from the comfort of my home.  Thank you very much.
Chantal - you're going to so rock it.
ENJOY!  And send pics.