Friday, 29 March 2013

Smartie pants

Calum amazes me sometimes, the same way he amazes me is also the reason i want to pull my hair out most of the time.

He's such a cheeky little know it all. He knows exactly how to charm his way out of trouble and make me laugh at him instead of be cross.

Just another example of his way with words.

Today Toppie says to him, "Calum you are the poster child for naughty"
Calum's response, " and Pappa you're the poster child for poeping"

Who wouldn't burst into laughter at that.

Cheers vir eers

- Toppie se Vrou

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Swimming photo's

My kids started swimming lessons very early on. Calum at 5 and a half months old and Coel at 6 months.

I believe that children should be taught to swim as early as possible.

We sing songs like wheels on the bus, to teach them how to stroke. Twinkle little star to float on their backs like stars. and so much more.

Calum at 3 and a half can swim the full lenght of a pool, unassisted. Coel swims confidently with his armbands.

Every year at swimming they do underwater swimming photo's.

Theses were done by Sanette from Deco Pictures and frame ( She's available for booking shoots at your swim school, just have your swimming coach organise your photo shoot.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

What is a Godparent??

I've never really been sure what the role of a Godparent is, my God Mother passed away when i was very young, my God Father wasn't very involved in my life after my God mother passed away and my brothers have different God parents to me. So I've been reading about it a little bit and here's what I've found.

"Becoming a godparent is not a legal commitment and does not make you a legal guardian. Your role is more that of a supportive adult with a special interest in the development and upbringing of the child. Your own religious outlook and that of the child’s parents will determine your spiritual responsibilities. It is an honour and a blessing to become a godparent and some people take on the role a number of times, although we wouldn't recommend taking on as many as The Queen's Godchildren." (

My initial understaning seems to be correct, a God Parent is the person who is there for your children, to help teach and mould them, to guide them in the ways of God. To be there if they need someone to talk to. To mentor and encourage. The spoiling part is just an added bonus.

After all i've seen and found, all I can say is my children are very lucky to have the GodMother they do and there isnt anybody better suited than their GodMother. She spoils them rotten, loves them endlessly and is always there for them, she hasnt missed a birthday, she never lets them down, she moans at them when they pretend not to have manners and always makes time for them. Traditionally a child has 3 God parents, mine have just the one :) and she's more than they'll ever need.

Thank you Kerry for being so amazing to the children, you are such a blessing to them. You are exactly what we expected you to be and so much more to the children.

We love you lots.

"Im so glad you are my Godmother
Someone to hold my hand
A friend if I should need one
Who will love and understand
I just want to say "Thank-you"
As you really are the best
With you beside me through my life
I know that I"ve been Blessed"

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Team topdeck tie the knot

Blessing For A Marriage

James Dillet Freeman

May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding.

May you always need one another - not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you know your fullness. A mountain needs a valley to be complete; the valley does not make the mountain less, but more; and the valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it. So let it be with you and you.

May you need one another, but not out of weakness.

May you want one another, but not out of lack.

May you entice one another, but not compel one another.

May you succeed in all important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces.

May you look for things to praise, often say, "I love you!" and take no notice of small faults. If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to take the first step back.

May you enter into the mystery which is the awareness of one another's presence - no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities.

May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy.

May you have love, and may you find it in loving one another!

Congratulations Mr and Mrs de Bruyn.

We wish you a wonderful life together.

Its raining its pouring

I used to love rainy stay in bed days, where you can cuddle up snugly and watch movies all day.

These just dont work anymore, with a baby, a toddler and a little child in the house, rainy days turn into nightmare run away days, which we end up spending in a mall spending money we dont actually have on things we dont actually need. Just to keep the peace.

There's only so much for a child to keep themselves occupied with indoors, until they get whiny and moany and bored out of their minds to the point that they become annoying.

I miss rainy stay in bed days.

Cheers vir Eers

- Toppie se vrou

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Things to do in Rosendal

1. Eat breakfast at The Rosa
2. Check out some cool furniture at Meetkatkolonie
3. Shop at Turksfy - they have stunning imported fabrics, lovely enamel kitchenware
4. See the museum
5. Have lunch at The Rosa
6. Have an afternoon nap
7. Have sundowners at The Rosa
8. Play tennis
9. Have dinner at The Rosa
10. Relax

If you're looking for a place to go to get away, do nothing but chill and be peaceful, there's no place quite like Rosendal. We've been here exactly one day and i feel like i've had a weeks holiday.

Cheers vir eers

- Toppie se vrou