Thursday, 31 July 2014

New chapter My boy

 I didn't think my heart would pain that much,after a friend messaged to say she thinks she's miscarrying ~ Am I losing it Kimmie?
Goodness did I well up or what? Turns out it was a miscarriage ~God has our lives planned in His  perfect hands. Tough to hear or understand , thinking of my dearest, all will go fine.

Life hands us daily, bits and bops and we need to take it in our stride.
My stride at the movement is a transition phase, of possible potty training, big boy bed and with that comes the avoidance of day sleeps.
Help help help!!!
One thing I've learnt is every child is different. What works for one, won't necessarily work for another. For now its baby steps. Firstly his bed training, as we have no choice with a broken cot, with that comes the reinforcement of day sleeps. Potty training can wait for summer & seeing as he is a boy, only 26 months. Perhaps by then he will be happier to be nappy free.

Today was re coop day after the day we had yesterday.
Matthew and his friends have been involved in my husbands school fashion show. Sponsored by 
Naartjie. How cute do they look. The little angel girls did so well, as for our dear heart, I think the lights, music, hundreds of faces, staring at him was just too much# tears on stage #not cool -bless his little heart. I must say being back stage sure did show a greater aspect to all the backstage efforts. 
Wow. Months of prep, hard work and effort has gone into a fabulous show. Well done to all involved xxx#Kirstenhof Primary School.

The morning started off with a crayon splash. Matthew and his little friend decided to sprinkle the 
pool with a set of keys and a mix of crayons : colorful: yikes. It's not the first or second thing to land in the pool, actually the 100th. Pool nets mmmmmm.

Matthew and I then headed to the beautiful Greenpoint park for lots of fun in the sun. It was such a beautiful day. 

On the way to the park, while driving, Matthew decides to wind down the window and throw my pink glasses case out ( no chance to stop smack) but he sure did get a good reprimanding. I'm just so thankful my prescription glasses weren't in there.
Anyway after a great time at the park, no afternoon nap, it was bath time. Just before his bath I put the tumble dryer on for  a quick tumble of some cold, clothes. When going to check on the clothes, I came to find a empty tumble dryer, his intent to help me was appreciated but um ya. Anyway while bathing, I decided to quickly tidy the kitchen, before heading out to the fashion show. He suddenly started to cry ( which is very rare ) he had managed to get a Pump water bottle lid stuck in his mouth sideways. Oh dear. After a  late night out at the show, late night to bed.... I switched on his CD player ( which we do every night for bedtime ) only to find the cd was out and a few small toys are lying in it's place :) 

I'm only to grateful for a stay at home day, catch up washing day and thankful to count our endless blessings.....
Todays bed sargo went a lot better. Lots of carrying back to bed, but we getting there..... 

Sweet dreams & 

Watch this space for a new giveaway coming soon 


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Mommy stuffs : Cape Town

Some good to know things in Cape Town 
Please show your support, love & care by donating any amount to this dear family, for little Owens Cochlear implant. 
His operation will take place in Monday 4 August.
Follow on their facebook page : Here
Here are their Banking Details

Contact Lisa for 
anything to do with parties, hiring, dress up costumes or party planning. Such a super lady :) 
"We run the kid’s party business, Party Things Online, and aim to offer you the perfect ingredients for you child’s party.  We have teamed up with the best suppliers in our area, guaranteed to make 
your child’s party a success. Through us, you can book many services" visit her page Here. Like her page, to enter her competition, where she will be giving away a Party :)

One of my :
most favorite clothing garments I own is this  awesome jacket. Perfect for mommy walks, easy to 
clean for grubby fingers and super stylish and comfy:) ( mine s a pale blue) 
K-Way Women's Mira Softshell Jacket – R699: K-Way’s Mira is a ladies’ two-play softshell jacket made from a combination of fleece and softshell. Elasticated cuffs, an adjustable hem (which helps 
prevent cold air from getting under the jacket), and the fabric’s four-way stretch ensure optimum comfort. A single baffle behind the zip offers additional wind protection.
Visit Cape Union Mart

Ezy Pzy Tutus : would make a super birthday gift for a pretty
princess :)prices are available on request or custom made for your order. Shelley 082 560 8648 or All goodies hand made with love
Cape Town kiddie Friendly Restaurants
A variety of kiddie stuffs to do and see at each and everyone one of them : 
Bella Bellota: Bellville 
The playrooms equipped with PlayStations, DVD players, flat screens and other toys. There
 is also an indoor jungle gym and dedicated child minder.
The Black Marlin: Simonstown
The garden area with benches, colouring books and a kids’ menu
Blue Water Café: Imhoff Farm : Kommetjie 
The play area, which includes a tree house, slides, see-saw, neighbouring animal farm and a 
kids’ menu.
Café Paradiso: Kloof Street Cape Town
 Supervised kids’ activities of pizza making, and baking and decorating cupcakes, as well as the section for kids on the à la carte menu.
Café Roux : Chapmans Peak Drive Cape Town 
 The jungle gym and indoor play area for rainy days. There is also an extensive kids’ menu.
Deer Park Café : Vredehoek
The large fenced property for kids to entertain themselves and a kids’ menu.
Die Damhuis:  Melkbos Strand
The jungle gym with slide, swings, sand area and the kids’ menu.
Dunes : Hout Bay 
The jungle gym, sand area, slides, swings and kids’ menu.
Easy Dig: Kommetjie Road Sunnydale 
The play park with swings, a see-saw, jungle gym and flexible à la carte menu with options for the kids.
The Foodbarn : Noordhoek 
The grassy play area with a see-saw, swings and jungle gym and the kids’ menu.
Kirstenbosch Tea Room: Newlands 
The kids’ menu, Lego and colouring books. The rambling garden is also perfect for family 

picnics, whether you’re after shady trees or sunny lawns.
Ons Huisie: Blouberg 
The garden area with jungle gym, child minders and kids’ menu.
Spiro’s : Hout Bay 
The indoor play area, an on-duty au pair, and jungle gym outside.
96 Winery Road : Stellenbosch
 The jungle gym and portable kids’ meals.
Bodega Restaurant : Stellenbosch 
A jungle gym and kids’ menu.
Bossa Social Café and Bar (Somerset West)
The jungle gym in a shape of a boat. Once your little pirate is done searching for treasure, 
he/she can order off the kids’ menu.
Café Blanc de Noir : Stellenbosch
The kiddies’ outside play area and children’s pizza menu.
Cosecha: Franschoek
The garden, children’s picnic blankets and baskets. Parents can enjoy their Tex-Mex
inspired lunch from the à la carte menu at the table while their little ones are seated on a picnic 
blanket alongside, snacking on a choice of wors roll, chicken slider, or peanut butter and jam 
sandwich. The kids’ picnic basket includes yogurt, chips and juice (R45).
Eaglevlei Restaurant : Stellenbosch
Jumping castles put up on Saturdays and Sundays and a kids’ menu.
Altydgedacht (Durbanville)
The jungle gym on a large grass area with trees to climb 
and shade in the summer.
Jordan Restaurant : Stellenbosch
The big lawn, and steak and chips or fish and chips, with ice cream for dessert, at R120 for children under 10.
Lekke Neh at Weltevreden Estate : Stellenbosch 
The Carnival, where your child can enjoy the interactive playground whilst under the eye of a child minder (on weekends). The restaurant has a children’s menu that’s available every day of the week.
Manuka at Southeys: Somerset West 
 The outside play area with a jungle gym, a slide and swings. The children’s menu features some classics like fish fingers and pizza, but also has some grown-up meals like ribs and soup.
The Millhouse Kitchen: Lourensford Wine Estate
The garden area with jungle gym and kiddies’ menu.
Pierneef à La Motte: Franschoek
The water feature especially designed for kids and toddlers, a courtyard, a play area with a large 
chess set, and a children’s menu.
Simonsberg Café at DelVera : Stellenbosch
The go-carts, boot camp, access to ponies and horses, a jungle gym and a trampoline, pottery and 
kiddies’ menu.
Skilpadvlei Restaurant: Stellenbosch
The indoor and outside play areas and kids’ menu.
Stables at Vergelegen: Somerset West
The huge grounds and gardens, as well as a kids’ menu.
Tables at Nitida: Durbanville
The big open garden area with jungle gym and slides, colouring books and a kids’ menu.
Tokara Delicatessen : Stellenbosch
Tree house nests with swings and slide, a sand pit and a kids’ menu. For rainy days there’s a crate with toys, books and colouring books to keep the young ones occupied.
Warwick Gourmet Picnics: Stellenbosch
 The picnic areas (from September onwards for the summer months) with comfy cushions that are set out next to the shaded tables, plus plenty of fenced-in room for kids to run around. A kiddies’ picnic basket and tapas option are also available.

Cape Town Mommies with Babies  0-1 years old. This is a great get together. Informative, helpful & a great little outing 

‪#‎MomsCircleGroups‬ - The Parent Centre :
The Tuesday group meet at Mediclinic Cape Town, from 10.30am- 12.30pm.
The Thursday group meet at Mediclinic Constantiaberg, from 10am - 12 noon.
The speaker at both groups this week ( Tuesday 29th July and Thursday 31st July ) is Joanna, a Paediatric Dietitian. She is experienced in infant and maternal nutrition,including baby-led weaning. She will be offering guidance for all stages of feeding from infants to healthy eating during childhood.
All further information is in the posts below.
No need to pre-book. Just come along - the cost of the morning is R 50 including refreshments.
Please LIKE The Parent Centre facebook page, where we post weekly updates of the programme for 
both our groups.

For the Cape Town stay at home or office mommy: tune into Smile Fm 90.4   
Specifically the 90's styled mom. Its a Cape Town based radio station. 
Great 'old school music' & informative chats.  Take a look at their page Smile

Some Good to know factory shops -in a Cape Town 

Bugzoo Factory Shop

31 Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay Map
Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sun: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tel: (021) 790 2555

Bee Line Factory 

Castor Road, Lansdowne Map
Mon – Thurs: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Tel: (021) 761 5786

Little People Factory Shop

5 Kanarie Road, Lansdowne Map
Mon – Fri: 9am – 4pm
Sat: 9am – 12pm

MooMoo Kids Factory Shop

Reductions on clothing with minor defects, sizing issues or a small marks. Credit/debit card only, Unit 1 Westside Business Park, Tokai Map
Mon – Fri: 9am – 2pm
Tel: 021 702 2174

The Baby Food Company

Woolworths baby food at discounted prices. Phone ahead at least 3 hours before collection with your order. You can email them at info@babyfood.

57 Walnut Road, Wetton MapTel: (021) 797, 5431

Earth Child Factory Shop

8 Section Street, Paarden Eiland Map

: (021) 511 3010

Keedo Factory Shop
9 Transvaal Street, Paarden EilandMapMon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat & Public Holidays: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Tel: (021) 511 2929

Naartjie Clothing

46 Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay Map

Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: 10:00 – 4:00pm

Tel: (021) 790 3093


Wishing you all a beautiful day, 
Hugs xxx

Monday, 28 July 2014

The bigger picture

Life on earth is challenging, it can be hard, adventure & can be loads of fun. We all have our highs and lows.

We all faces challenges -
How we live our lives on earth will impact our life in eternity the end of the world - possessions will burn up the only thing that we can take into heaven one day is people.This should therefore show our priority? 

Like with any good family they love you through the good and the bad times, when you mess up and 
when you do well.

In a family there are boundaries, rules/guidelines, there’s discipline, challenges, and then there are amazing times of unconditional love, provision, spoils/treats, encouragement, growth and so much more.  Thank you Lord for my amazing family and friends. 

I am so blessed with an amazing mother & mom-in-law. I am so fortunate. Some of you may have 
grown up in families like this but others maybe not.  My own mother lost her mom at 9 years old. 

My mom-in-law lost hers at 25. 

I admire the way they have gotten through  life the way they have, without a mommy, goodness am I blessed. Thank you Lord. 

We have a responsibility to love one another.
Gods 2 most important commandments are: 
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind and the 
second greatest command is to love your neighbour as yourself.  
Love must be sincere
Hate what is evil, cling to what is good
Be devoted to one another in love
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer
Practice hospitality

Bless those who persecute you, bless & do not curse
Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn
Live in harmony with one another

Watch this AWESOME Clip

It's actually a Thai financial investment advert.

But it’s about an ordinary guy who quite simple does ordinary things daily – he loves those living 
around him – he doesn’t expect to get anything back in return.
His day starts off bad yet his attitude doesn’t change, he doesn’t allow his circumstance to change 
him, he gives to those who can never repay him, he lives simply – he does small things but eventually he sees the fruit of his efforts – those whose lives had been enriched through him in-turn made a 
difference to others. They catch his love.

We can’t take possessions with us to heaven but we can take people with us.

Be patient with one another
1 corinthians 13 

Getting back to the Bigger picture.
 I rent , I have a teeny car, I'm a stay at home mom, I have very little money, but I am super wealthy& filled with a very happy heart. I wouldn't want it any other way.
 I have a wonderful hard working husband,

I have a Super God who has blessed me countless times,

 I am blessed with super friends,

A loving church
and the most unselfish helpful in laws,

the most giving, loving parents

and a wonderful son
A son, my husband can provide enough for in order to give him a happy start.
Thank you G,  for all your hard work, extra hours and for helping make our little house, a huge Home.


Oh yes for sure there are those days, actually many of them , doubts, stresses and fears, but thank goodness we can take a super deep breath and remember 
where we came from 
& appreciate where we are now.

God Bless, hugs,