Braai

This evening we had a mini vacation in our back yard. We grilled steaks, corn on the cob and had Roosterkoek (braai bread). We opened up some pickles we canned and a bag of chips. We then enjoyed a lazy dinner.

The kids enjoyed playing outside. Adrian helped Allan with the fire. Megan sat and watched. The older kids got everything ready, and then practiced hitting a target with their “throwing knives”.

We would have made some s’mores, but the mosquitoes decided that we made a good dinner too. So we ended up in the house, eating ice cream sandwiches. Everyone enjoyed Daddy reading the last chapter of The Magician’s Nephew.

I hope that your evening was as relaxing as ours!

A Day in the Life…

Today Megan is 23 months old. It is hard to believe that she is almost two!

She had a very busy day today.  This morning she helped the big kids in school.  She especially liked snuggling next to Andrea and doing Bible with her.  Megan learned during “recess” that she could walk across the railing and back.

Then she decided she was “Megan puppy.” She crawled into Flopsy’s crate and closed the door.  Then she barked and made dog noises.

After lunch, stories and and nap, she was ready to go again.

We went outside for a braai, and she followed Adrian around playing in the woods. When Adrian helped Daddy with the fire, she sat and watched them.

Finally, it was time to settle down.  She sat next to Flopsy and enjoyed watching everyone else play.

After eating most of Daddy’s favorite potato salad, she was ready to snuggle with Momma.  After getting her teeth brushed, she happily headed off to bed. She knows she needs a good sleep in order to play hard again tomorrow.

Lea Dee Sarai

Grandpa brought home a new spaniel puppy last week. We all met her for the first time on Sunday. Her name is Lea Dee (I keep wanting to call her Lady) Sarai.  She is very cute!

Megan was especially fascinated with her.

 

Grandma’s Locket

On Sunday, Grandma was telling me about a choker she gave me.  It was her mother’s locket and has a picture of both of her parents inside. On the other side is her mother’s initials.

Since her mother died when Grandma was a year old, Grandma is pretty sure the necklace is over a 100 years old.  She assumes it is older than that, but is not sure.  She does not remember how she got the necklace, but she gave it to me a few years ago to enjoy.

Megan loves the locket. She went over and stole it from Grandma while we talked.  I made her return it and ask for it nicely.  Once she did, I let her wear the locket the rest of the evening.

Grandma’s Treasures

The other day, Grandma showed me how she wears her wedding ring.  She has both rings on a chain along with a few other things.

She told me that when they got married, Grandpa’s fingers were very thin, but after they were married his hands got very big and people would call them “hams” instead of hands.

When Grandpa was hurt during WWII, they thought that his ring was lost.  However, it was found and send to Grandma with Grandpa’s other belongings.

After Grandpa came home, he worked as a welder at Chrysler, so he did not wear his ring anymore.