From the second we arrived at the waterfront Arren started cooing and aawing like we took him to Disney land. Continue reading
Having a toddler is like always being in a guessing game, what they like today they might not like tomorrow, their logic makes no sense, but you just have to figure out how to keep them healthy and thriving, one meal at a time.
Even though day zero has been pushed back a lot in this Cape Town drought, we still have to do everything we can to conserve water. Continue reading
^^ Arren eating corn for the first time. loved it!
^^ We’ve been playing around in the garden a lot these days. The drought has made it really unpleasant to be outside, the grass is like little daggers on your feet and the death of the garden is quite sad, but Arren loves running after this random cat, playing in the dirt and going flying with his papa.
^^ Roses for valentines day. There is just something about having fresh flowers in the house. It brightens the whole house up.
^^ Arren….the really ugly eater.
^^ He’s started feeding himself with his spoon, and boy, is it messy. He’s really great at dipping the spoon and getting it in his mouth, but it’s the getting out of the bowl that’s the problem. He just flings his food out of his bowl.
^^ This guy is brutal. Every time he sees me about to do a crunch, he decides it’s time to take a ride on mama.
^^ Or just be all up in my grill. Having a toddler, means having NO personal space. Man, I miss personal space.
^^ While I cook dinner. Arren makes a mess. He loves putting the caps on the zari grape juice bottles, shaking his pasta container, putting a lid on that pan, and wondering why I’m not opening his hey baby crackers.
^^ throwing out my parsley, and trying to put it back in.
^^ just woken up and feeling cute.
I haven’t done one of these life update post in so looong. Life really has gotten away from me, having a toddler, that sprinst around the house, has me exhausted most days, but life here has been good. We are in the process of getting ready to travel! My biggest concern is surviving a long haul flight, with a toddler that will sleep amazingly and his parents that just won’t be able to sleep in the upright position. Even on the worst days of teething I’m able to get some sleep, but running on no sleep and having an active toddler seems like hell. I’m thinking about trying to get one of our tickets upgraded to business class, so at least one of us would be able to baby rear. We will bet getting a 15 hour flight overnight which will be perfect for Arren, he will sleep like a dream, and then we will be flying again over his nap time, obviously we will have one very well rested baby.
Do you have any tips for surviving long hauls with a toddler?
Did you know that giraffes reach up to 6m, making them the tallest land mammal? Another fun fact, Arren’s favourite animal is the humble giraffe or Gerald as we lovingly call them. If you get the reference we should be friends, because then you’re kid is also a big fan of the book “giraffes can’t dance” and that is just something special. Continue reading
When you have kids, everything changes, gone are the days of being able to go on a spontaneous hike at a second’s notice, instead it’s been replaced by packing 5 different bags filled with “what if this happens” things, and so many snacks you could probably solve the world’s hunger problem.
Nothing has broken my Mama heart as much as seeing Arren lose interest in a toy I bought him within a couple of hours. I put so much effort into buying him the perfect toys, even letting him try it out in the stores a couple of times before getting them, but sooner rather than later, he gets over it and starts playing with the box, and most of the times it’s not even good boxes! Arren’s favourite toy at the moment is my hair straightener and my tripod! Continue reading
There is something that happens to mothers as soon as their baby starts solids, somehow we find ourselves turned into human compost bins. Reaching for the leftovers of the things our kids don’t want to eat, leaving us with unwanted extra pounds we just can’t shake. Continue reading
Black beans are a staple in our house. It’s that one ingredient we just can’t live without , well maybe we could, but we would all be very upset. The littlest member of our family would be the most upset Continue reading
Arren has been stretching his stuff lately. Maybe it’s because he keeps seeing his Mama on the mat or maybe the old wives tale is true, and Arren is telling us he wants a sibling. Either way, this guy knows how to downward facing dog like a pro. Continue reading