I took this photo last night of the sun going down and the reflection from our living room window.
I thought it a good title to this post as we have had an interesting time, lately.
First, I want to thank all the people who wished me and Boeta good health, we are all better and feeling ready to take on the world again.
Mom is away for the week, we miss her and cannot wait for Friday to go and collect her at the airport again.
Last Friday we had expected a power cut again, something we are having to live with, because it is a near daily occurrence in South Africa at the moment. At 9 pm the power went….we did not get power again before Sunday, near midday. So for 48 hours we had to keep going with the toddler and being winter it becomes dark early in the evening. Here are some photo’s…
LOOK MOM….THE LIGHT IS OFF!
FUNNNNN!Daddy had to try to keep his mobile working and much to the enjoyment of the family, got a kinetic power generator plugged in and winding the living daylights out of it (look at him go) to charge his phone. At least daddy was warm (hot) and even worked up a sweat for half a bar of mobile power we guess.
For the rest of the time it was torches and candles. we told stories and played games.
Boeta got to do more ART, which is his new phase now. He wants to do art and build puzzles.
The little man still loves playing ball and with all the other speedy things he likes and the new art phase, the little man has grown some more since we arrived back from holiday. It is amazing what these outings do for his development. He is doing short sentences now and can say any word, parrot style, without knowing it’s meaning. For the most part it is his communication skills that we all find lots of benefit in now, as we are able to generate discussions, toddler style. Playing on the deck has evolved from mere kicking to dribbling, throwing and catching…we are working on the catching, 1 in 4 he actually catches. So…are you ready for some action….! HERE WE GO!
THIS ONE HE DID CATCH!
LOOK AT THE FOCUS!
We had some other visitors as well. A Mommy Southern Right Whale came past the house with her baby.
What was interesting was the turning around on her back, belly up! Not sure if that is to allow the baby to suckle or just playing?
She lay like that for a while and the turned around again and swam off. I could not get a nice shot of the baby fin, sorry.
We are approaching full moon and it is called “The Sturgeon Moon“. Seems appropriate given the “large fish” we saw….
August: The Sturgeon Moon
The sturgeon, a large fish common to the Great Lakes and other nearby bodies of water, is most easily caught during this month. The reddish appearance of the moon through the frequent sultry haze of August also prompted a few ethnic groups to dub it the Red Moon. Other names included the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon.
OK, so that was a “current” update, we will go on with the posts of the holiday from tomorrow. Thanks for visiting!
33 thoughts on “Reflecting on the last week(s)”
It is a joy to watch Boeta grow and develop. You are wonderful parents.
Thanks, that is such a big compliment, thanks again. Glad you find it fun too.
Oh wow, fantastic pictures of The Little Man at play and those whales…..
Thanks, hehe…all action with a toddler.
I enjoyed your post. Children are amazing ..I love watching how they collect interests.
What caught my attention was your photo of the moon. I took a few photos of it over the last few nights. Here in Ontario, Canada they’re calling the next full moon a Blue Moon. It made me smile that a world away but we can take photos of the same thing. 🙂
The moons should have different orientations too, our may look upside down.
Yes, “our” moon looks like the flip side. I’m going to take some photos on the night of the “blue moon” and add them to a post I’m working on.
Not a great photo, but welcome to download add put side by side for hemisphere comparison. ..I just took it while shooting the whale.
I am coming up on a year of blogging August 5th
It is hard for me to realize I have seen him grow like he has
At times I almost feel like a distant cousin 3 times remove
Quite a little man
As always Sheldon
Thanks, I think he is doing pretty ok, but being our only, we have no idea…just happy he seems happy and healthy…
Wonderful pictures. Wonderful view of the sea from your balcony – and wonderful photos of a very happy little man.
Thanks, yes, it is great to watch him.
such lovely family pictures !!! and that beast in the see is that a whale ???
A lovely insight into your life. No chance of solar power? We are happy being off grid as there is usually so much sunshine here. And the panels are not bad when cloudy!
Possibility for future.
Meraviglioso come Boeta cresce bene e soprattutto come è curioso ed interessato ad ogni cosa. Siete genitori splendidi. Molto belle le foto, complimenti!
Un grande saluto, Pat
Gracie Pat, molto gentile da parte sua.
Power outages are pretty fun, I think. Love your reflections… Your posts, your stories and your pictures are so full of love and respect for each other, your life and your environment.
Yes and no, odd power outage okay, daily 2 – 4 hour not so much. Hehe with a tear.
Gorgeous photos of Boeta developing – he is a happy boy! Love the view from your deck. The whales must be such a treat to watch. Those red hot pokers are lovely too. Power outages are not fun, and you’re powerless (excuse the pun!) to do anything, except wait for it to be turned on again. Solar power is definitely the way to go, but so expensive in South Africa. I do hope that a solution will be found, soon.
Thanks, it is…and I am not sure if we get the top notch quality solar stuff here either. Generators are expensive to run too….we are being hit by 100 km per hour winds right now…which properly means trees falling over and more long-term power losses as the power engineers are on strike to add to the mix. Fun, frustrating fun.
Oh no! Solar torches, a braai and camping, perhaps? 😉
Fabulous photos again. You’ve learned to become very adaptable to the ‘current’ conditions. Well done to you and your wife. Boeta looks like such a happy child. 🙂
Sink or swim…hehe. Thanks.
Absolutely! You just have to keep one step ahead. 🙂
You live in a wondrous place!
Thanks, it is fun at the moment. ..sadly we might move again.