Ouma Joey’s Birthday Weekend!21 May , 2012
Believe it or not there are some recent photos in a slide show at the end of this post😉
But first…on Friday poor Nicola wasn’t feeling very well. She started with a very croupy cough Thursday night and kept coughing herself awake (and me of course). Then on Friday morning she woke up an hour earlier than usual, which meant that I hadn’t finished doing what I usually do before she gets up. She was following me around the house moaning at me to come and get back in bed (which sounded Oh So Tempting) but I had some urgent stuff to get done at the office so it wasn’t really an option.
Eventually I gave her a bowl of jelly beans to occupy her while I jumped in the bath (one can hope?). She came to stand next to the bath with her sweets and she decided that she’d try and tempt me out of the water with, “Mamma…ek het jou jelly beans…Mmm-mmm-mmm!”😆 Then she picked one out of the bowl which she had half eaten and spit back and said, “Dis ‘n babatjie! Ag sweet! ” She cradles it in her arms and went, “toemaar-toemaar, alles gaan okay wees…” before eating it.😆
I had grand plans to get some washing done on Saturday morning but Pasja accidentally slammed the garage door shut (teenage affliction?) and it jammed the locking mechanism. Well, I don’t need much of an excuse to dodge laundry so we packed up and left. My mom had asked us to come sleep over on Saturday so that we could all sing for my gran on Sunday morning for her birthday.
My gran celebrated her 80th birthday and it was a great party!🙂 It looked like everyone had a good time and of course we ate until we could hardly sit upright anymore. We accidentally caused an additional bit of excitement because Nicola helped me choose the candles for the birthday cake. I didn’t realise it but we managed to get the relights-itself sort so just about EVERYONE got a chance to blow them out. Eventually we had to chuck them in a cup of cooldrink to extinguish them.😉
I hope my gran enjoyed her special day as much as we all did!😀
Nicola was completely wiped out after all the festivities. She went to bed without any protests, and this morning when I had to wake her up to get ready she said, “Nee mamma, ek wil die kombers oor my beentjies trek en nog slaap. Gaan weg!”😆 I get that feeling on Mondays too!
I really hope her cough clears up soon. We’re using all the herbal meds we got last year, plus the humedifier and vapour rubs, and it sounds a bit better at least. I really don’t want to get into the one antibiotic after another spin cycle we had last year again, but if it doesn’t get much better quickly we might not really have a choice.