What a gorgeous morning

What a gorgeous morning

The sky is a bright blue, not a cloud in sight and the air is fresh. Mmmm! What a perfect way to start the weekend. To those reading this, have a fabulous weekend!

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My littlest is not well :(

My littlest is not well :(

Poor Joshie started on Tuesday with the runny tums (or you can call it The Backdoor Trots). His appetite has totally vanished and he’ll only drink liquids – thank goodness he at least does that. Shame it’s so bad that we have to change his nappy ever 15 to 20 minutes sometimes. Riaan is taking him to the doctor at 2:15 today. We’re giving him Energade and apple juice plus we gave him a children’s probiotic this morning.

As a result of this, his poor little bum has a bad nappy rash on it. We’re putting Apor on it as it soothes it and helps it. Shame he can’t sit properly on his bum.

I hope he gets better soon. He is still his chirpy happy little self though – such a lovely child.

Matthew’s Rainbow

Matthew’s Rainbow

Riaan took Matthew up to his classroom this morning while I waited in the car. When Riaan got back to the car he showed me a photo he had taken of a rainbow Matthew had painted yesterday.

I literally gasped when I saw it. It is the prettiest, most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen! It’s beauty surpasses a real life rainbow! Well I guess a mother has to be biased hey? LOL

I’m truly in love with this rainbow picture. I am even using it as the background on my cellphone and when I showed a colleague she was so impressed with it. She actually thought it was one of the background pictures that come on a cellphone. *proud beaming grin*

Witnessed the aftermath of an accident last night

Witnessed the aftermath of an accident last night

We drove down the main road in our suburb and were just around the corner from our house when we saw police cars and fire trucks all around. There had been a tragic accident, however we’re not quite sure of what happened. It mainly revolved around a bakkie with no canopy on and in the back lay a man covered from head to toe by the foil that the police use to cover dead bodies. All down the bakkie was blood messed everywhere. So sad. 😦

About a half hour later when we drove up the other side of the road to take the boys out, all the same cars etc were still there, even the body on the back of the bakkie! *shock* I would have thought the mortuary van would have come to fetch him by now and spare the poor man some of his dignity. The wind had picked up and as we drove past the body in the bakkie, the wind took the foil up off him and we saw this poor man sitting there. He had this peaceful look on his face and he looked asleep. However most of the back part of his head was missing.

I can’t get the image out of my mind. I kept thinking… somewhere (possibly) is a wife and child/ren waiting for Daddy to come home. Or a mother waiting for her son to come home. And he’s not arriving, yet here he’s lying, gone. 😦

Just one minute you’re here, the next you’re gone… frightening… 😦

Corn ~ by Matthew

Corn ~ by Matthew

On the way to school this morning, Matthew told Riaan and I where corn comes from. He said:-

Corn grows in the field. When its biiiigggg (shows us with his arms stretched out far) then the farmer picks the corn and takes it to the shop in his big truck. Then the shop sells the corn to us people to make corn bread and stuff… hey Mommy?

My heart. 🙂 I never knew a story about corn could be so entertaining.

The "Boring" Toy

The "Boring" Toy

Last night we took the boys out for a little bite to eat. The last time we did this was 24 October 2008. We absolutely cannot afford it, but we did it. Oh lol! The boys each got this cute little fan toy as an accompaniment to their meal. They loved it! Matthew wouldn’t stop playing with his. In the car on the way home, Matthew says, “Thank you Mommy and Daddy for taking us out. And thank you Mommy and Daddy for the boring toy!”.

Riaan and I gave each other this wide eyed glance and burst out laughing. I fished around with Matthew to see if he actually knew what the word “boring” meant, and of course he had gotten it all mixed up. We had a good chuckle about this. *giggles*