Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Daddy!

Happy birthday to the best dad in the world – my daddy!  Yesterday my dad turned 42 and his six daughters and wife celebrated by taking him out for pizza after work!  All morning we cleaned the house and got ready to go out. The little ones and I also baked him a chocolate cake to have when we got home.  We met him in town and after some shopping we headed to Cafe Marios at the Waterfront where we gave him his birthday presents!

Nancy made him a little cushion out of felt which says ‘no. 1 Dad’ sweet!   
Rebekah loved her pizza...


So did Gabrielle...

Dad with three of his six daughters

We got home in time to have a small slice of cake for pudding. This is when I gave him my gift - a photo of all us girls which I framed for him. He can now display it on his desk in class (he is a school teacher at Knysna High School)!

Happy birthday Daddy from all of your loving daughters – Kelly-Anne, Nancy, Beth, Gabrielle, Rebekah and Sofia!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Snapshot Saturday - Food

Here is my entry for Snapshot Saturday.  The theme is 'Food'.  I love jellytots:)



Monday, October 24, 2011

Nature is Beautiful:)

Yesterday afternoon our family went to dear friends of ours for an afternoon braai (barbeque).  After lunch Nancy and I went for a walk with Aunty Anne-Marie to one of the dams on their farm.  Uncle Terence and Aunty Anne-Marie live on a beautiful farm a little way outside of Sedgefield where they grow their own food, raise most of their own meat and try to live a greener lifestyle.  We really enjoyed our time – walking, taking photographs and picking fynbos to fill our vases back home.

{I love this picture so much}

Nancy loves being in nature.  We call her our ‘flower girl’ as she just thrives in the fresh air and beauty of the outdoors!

The flower

And beautiful Nancy!

We found so many different flowers and grasses!

...And lots of bugs:)

Nancy used Aunty Anne-Marie’s camera to take photographs of a few different flowers she had found.

Buta, their big dog, came along for the walk too.  I’m not much of a dog lover, yet Buta kept coming to me and getting in my way!  He really is very sweet, though!

Nancy and I – a ‘sister’ portrait!

While we were walking, Nancy kept calling me as I was at the back of our little procession all the time.  Maybe it was because I was taking photographs of the beautiful flowers or maybe because I’m terribly unfit...could be either one or both! Ha!

When we got back, we had dessert and rested a bit!  The three younger girls and I played outside taking photographs of each other.  The deal was ‘I take a photograph of you, you take a photograph of me’.  Everyone was more or less happy with that arrangement!

Beth age 7

Gabrielle age 4

Rebekah age 2

Beth took this photograph of me with Rebekah and Gabrielle.

Gabrielle ‘took’ this other words I got it ready and handed the camera to her.  All she had to do was press click!

This photograph reminds me of Maria in the 'Sound of Music' singing ‘the Hills are Alive’!  I'm entering it into Silla Jo Photography for 'Inspired by a book or movie'.

These are my two gorgeous little sisters, who played their hearts out on the hilltop!

At the end of the photo session we were a bit dizzy:)

We had a lovely day:)

I also received this really lovely award from Se7en!!  

Thank you so much Se7en!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

what little girls are made of...

Sugar and Spice...

And all things...



What little girls...

Are made of!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Beth's Entry for Heidi's Baking Challenge - Snazzy Snacks

Hello everyone!  Beth decided to enter Heidi's Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge with her delicious crunchies she and Mommy made for snacktime yesterday!  Below is the recipe:


125g butter
1 tbsp syrup
1 cup flour
1 and a half cups oats
1 and a half cups coconut
1 cup sugar
1 tsp bicarb
Mix oats, flour and coconut in a bowl.
Place butter, syrup, bicarb and sugar in a pot and dissolve over medium heat until mixture becomes golden brown and frothy. Add to dry ingredients and mix. Pour out crumbly mixture into greased biscuit baking pan and press down firmly. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares while hot.  Enjoy!

Please hop over to Heidi's blog and see if you can join in her fun baking challenge for 'Snazzy Snacks'!  She is offering a great prize, too!  Voting for her last challenge 'Muffins' is open till Sunday, so please hop over and vote for your favourite muffin recipe today!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sofia|Infant Photos

This afternoon my dear mother and I did a newborn photo shoot of Sofia Cherish, my adorable baby sister!  All the accessories I used for Sofia in the photographs I made myself, too!

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

Picture 4

Picture 5

Picture 6

Picture 7...

Isn't she the sweetest baby ever?  Which photo do you like best?