Midlands escape | Travel

There is no better time to connect with loved ones than over a weekend away! Our lives have been so busy this year that we found ourselves really missing our friends the Rosie’s a lot, and agreed that a weekend away was well needed. Left in the more than capable hands of Caley, a quick two night escape was booked & planned in no time, and we had something to look forward to together.

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Pirate Party | Jackson turns 6

NOTE: This post is from last year’s party !! Very delayed haha
My boys are almost exactly 2 years apart, and for the longest time they shared birthday parties which made so much sense because they shared many of the same friends and it was silly to spend double, 2 weeks apart. As they have grown older, however, it has become all the more evident that they are very different little personalities, and wanted something very different out of their parties. Jordan Rock is “friends with everyone”. The more the merrier for him as he wound invite everyone he has ever met to his party if possible. Jackson, on the other hand, is far more reserved, with fewer close friends, and when it came to planning their parties last year it was clear that he wanted something small, intimate, and mainly with his closest male-friends from school. He couldn’t not invite two of his best girl-friends too, Chloe and Sophie.
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Nurturing Nannies | WIN

We were gifted with a term of Nurturing Nannies classes, and I can honestly say that it was the most wonderful gift, and it blessed three of us: me, my daughter and my nanny…  truly the gift that kept on giving 🙂

We decided that, for a few reasons, we were not quite ready to send our little last-born lamb to school just yet, and that meant she would be at home with me when I was home, but mostly with her other mommy; her Nanny, Fungai. Continue reading “Nurturing Nannies | WIN”

How I created a LEGO party

sharing how we threw a lego party in the hope that it might help someone keen to do the same

If you saw anything about Jordy’s 4th birthday party, you’ll know that we celebrated our colorful boy with a colorful LEGO party hosted in our home. You can see a bit of the fun here.

Here are a few things we did to create the fun and bright LEGO party, which I thought were worth sharing in case your little one wants the same: Continue reading “How I created a LEGO party”

Jordy’s LEGO Party

When I asked Jordy what theme he wanted for his birthday he responded – “I want what Jackson is having for his party”… He has serious heart eyes for his big brother, and wants everything he wants! But Jackson wanted a small Pirate Party with his besties, complete with a treasure hunt. Jordy though, as much as he idolises his big bro-bestie, is very different to him. Continue reading “Jordy’s LEGO Party”

Weekend in Pics | 29 June – 1 July

Friday:
After cramming in some work that morning (while the boys and Miss B played so beautifully in the playroom next to my office), the boys and I dropped little sis with my Mom in law and headed through to Durban. The plan was initially to meet dad for lunch somewhere first, but work delayed me more than I expected and so it was McDees on the road for the boys and I. We had a very important date at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, a date with the BFG!!  Continue reading “Weekend in Pics | 29 June – 1 July”

The Cavern | Review

The Cavern Resort & Spa in the Drakensberg just gave us one of our best family holidays yet. It was a beautiful holiday for all five of us and here are 10 reasons why they get it all so right for both parents and kids: Continue reading “The Cavern | Review”

REVIEW | Kids Headphones

We were sent a pair of the Snuggly Rascals headphones to review, and my goodness have I been excited to share this product with you guys! And the best news: You can WIN a pair too! Continue reading “REVIEW | Kids Headphones”

Weekend in Pics |May 18-20

What a wonderful weekend we had! One that left the love tanks feeling full and hearts warm.

Here it is in pics:

FRIYAY:
Friday afternoon I fetched kiddies from school and the boys had Chloe come to play. We went past KFC on our way home for their favourite treat: Sprinkle Pops, and then they played all afternoon. Jackson called me over to see he had spelt out his name on the fridge, and then he worded out the letters too. So proud of this little man. He just loves learning.

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Brooklyn’s 1st Birthday Party

It was the perfect ONEderland for our ONEderful little girl x

I will let the gorgeous pictures taken by the very talented Samantha Maber do most of the talking, but our little princess’s first birthday party was just the most special and wonderful day. She was in her element and loved all the attention – far more than either of my two boys on their 1st birthdays! I think she is going to be quite like her mama and live for celebrations 🙂
My favourite moment of the day was without doubt watching her face light up as if a million fireflies started glowing inside her soul when we all started singing Happy Birthday to her… she loved every single moment of it <3

Theme: ONEderland
Venue: Brooklyn Estate Clubhouse
Cake & gorgeous biscuits: Toni Seery from T and Cake
Photos:Samantha Maber Photography
Welcome Sign, Cake Topper & Bottle Labels: Danielle Barrie SmithBROOKLYN.TURNS.ONE-328 Continue reading “Brooklyn’s 1st Birthday Party”