The weekend wrap-up15 April , 2013
A very classic tantrum type photo…of which there were quite a few this past weekend too.
Barbie the dolphin.
That dolphin sure gets around…she had a nap in every bed in the house!
Need I say it? Okay-okay, if you insist. ;-) Ballito!
I hope you all had a nice and restful weekend? We had a fair bit of excitement packed into ours as usual.
My brother and K came round to my folks’ place Saturday morning to announce their engagement. After that we had a lovely family visit with my dad’s family in Pretoria while my Gran was at my late step-grandfather’s family reunion, and on Sunday while the kids (brother and future SIL) were having a celebratory lunch with my folks I had high tea with Marcia, Jeanette, Laura and MrsFF at a little place in Observatory (the place was lovely, although I could have done without the scenic tour of Hillbrow my GPS put me through to get there and back – you know that you are well off the beaten track when the police start eyeing you out like you’re the suspicious person!). If I had known Jeanette and I were both going to be there I would have suggested we go together, so we could have joined forces in GPS swearing on the way there. ;-)
Secret place deadlines have been met, secret group demi-gods of requirements appeased – altogether not a bad place to start a Monday from position-wise.
Nicola had the best time playing with our little cousin Nathan on Saturday and was INCONSOLABLE when we had to go home. She was crying and screaming at us to go back to “Nathan’s house” for almost half an hour into the journey home. I’m just glad that they got on so well, and I think we definitely need to schedule another visit soon. I love that she’s getting this attached to other kids for a change and not just the grown-ups, whose company she usually prefers.
Of course we’re all abuzz about the upcoming nuptials of the brother bear and K. K already has a very clear idea of what she has in mind for the day, even if they don’t exactly know which day it will be. I’m sure they can’t wait to go round showing off the sparkler to their friends, unfortunately it had to go in for re-sizing and they’ll only get it back later this week. When I came back from the tea yesterday we all had champagne together to celebrate their engagement with them.
As for the tea, thank you Marcia for organising the event – I really did have a great time catching up with everyone again! I was having a motor-mouth kind of day though, so I wonder if I left these ladies thinking that I was either completely unhinged or that I was at least at some point in the past completely so, if not today…sorry about that! I am mostly harmless, really. ;-)