My photo’s someones Quote: Day 122

“I Believe the most important single thing, beyond discipline & creativity is daring to dare.” 

Maya Angelou

July31

Ruby Tuesday: 18/19 Weeks

Hi everyone,

I cannot believe how time flies by. Ruby is growing up fast now and started taking things from the counter tops and tables. Now to get her to stop it.

For a few weeks she has been very naughty leaving us surprises in the house, we gave her a “hiding” with a rolled up newspaper. This seemed to work because she is coming to me again and asking me to go outside. Shame it I take to long she’ll stand up against me and moan then she’ll start running towards the garage door.

Sometimes she also asks me to go out but then she just runs around in circles. The next few days the weather is going to play along so we can go for walks in the mornings.

Here are some photo’s I took today on one of our visit’s outside…
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My photo’s someones Quote: Day 121

July30

 

Dear God, Today I woke up. I am healthy. I am alive. Thank You, I apologize for all my complaining. I’m truly grateful for all You’ve done.

My photo’s someones Quote: Day 120

“What is true happiness? It’s not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

Helen Keller

July29

My photo’s someones Quote: Day 119

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.”

Michael Pritchard

 

July28

My photo’s someones Quote: Day 118

July27

Travel theme: Sweet

This weeks travel theme is sweet. The first photo to pop into my head was the Carrot Cake at Aspidistra Nursery near Stellenbosch.

The cake is to die for and I keep trying to get an excuse just to go back and have another piece…..

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Please visit Where’s my backpack for more on this week Travel Theme: Sweet

 

My photo’s someones Quote: Day 117

“Today walk with your head up and your shoulders back in the confidence that only God can give you.

YOU ARE AMAZING!

July26

My photo’s someones Quote: Day 116

July25

Armand’s 25 hour X-Box sleepover party

My oldest  son Armand turned 13 on the 18 April. He decided on a sleepover party. I agreed to it but I was not part of the design of the invitations.

About a week before the party my friend who’s boy was also invited told me that she takes her hat off for me I have allot of guts having 11 boys over from the Friday 16:00 till the Saturday 17:00. Say what???  I called Armand and asked him about the times and he said yes he decided he wants his friends with him the whole day….  Well how bad can it be they will play games eat and drink, eat and drink………. Oh yes and take over my studio….

I decided that I need to lay down some rules for the boys so when they were all present I told them that if they make a mess they will clean it up before they go home the next afternoon.  We only had one accident when a bottle of cool drink fell over and spilled on the one mattress. They asked for a mop and they cleaned up the mess. Then they continued to play games.

Needless to say the aim was to play X-Box for 98% of the time. The boys who had extra remotes brought it with and if you were looking for the majority of the boys  you’ll find them in front of the TV and X Box.

Armand’s brother Lian and two of their mutual friends spend most of their time in front of the computer playing games there.

For supper we made Stokbrood with Sausage in it. The boys really enjoyed this. Only after supper I gave them their goody bags filled with sweets for the two day’s.

At about 3 o’clock Saturday morning I told the boys that  they must settle down… It took them about 15 minutes to fall asleep games must be very hard work….

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Saturday morning at around 7 o’clock when I walked into the studio some of the boys were still sleeping and the others were at it again…

I made flapjacks for breakfast and could not fill up the bowl the boys ate and ate and ate and ate and ate….. At least I knew they had a good steady breakfast for their day of gaming… After all the tummies were filled up there were a few flapjacks left in the bowl.  Every time the boys came to throw in some cool drink they would take one. It did not take them long to polish the leftovers too. For lunch I made hotdogs and just before they left we cut the cake….

That evening around 8 o’clock a few mom’s send me messages firstly all the boys except mine was passed out by then and all of them enjoyed the 25 hour  sleepover party allot….

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Now I have to prepare myself for next year. Lian is turning 13 and he wants the same 25 hour party……