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!