Jordans Super Hero 3rd Birthday party.

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Jordan had a dress up day at school a while back, they were able to wear whatever they wanted. Nic and I bought Jordy a batman mask and a cape for the occasion and since that day, Jords has been asking for a Super Hero party. Not a day goes by that Jords doesn’t give his mask and cape a spin. Poor Nic never has to go to gym a day in his life the amount of times he throws super hero Jordy into the hair and flies him around the house.

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Dear Jordan, on your 3rd Birthday x

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My sweet Jordels. I cannot believe it’s been 3 years since you came into our lives. On the one hand it feels like forever because I can’t and don’t ever want to imagine life without you in it, but on the other hand I cannot believe how time has flown. You asked for a Super Hero party this year and we even got a jumping castle – it was all the rage.

You are such an incredible soul my darling. You are so well spoken and you have the silliest and the best sense of humour for your age. You make us laugh so much and I wish I could record all the funny things you say so that I could keep them forever. You absolutely love anything that has wheels, cars, motorbikes, scooters, trains, tractors. If we ever run out of outing ideas, all we need to do is take you to a construction site and you will happily spend hours sitting on the tractors pretending to drive them like a self-proclaimed ‘builder man’. We cannot execute a trip to a shop or restaurant without you spotting the motorbike or scooter in the parking lot and you will always want to go and have a look, even though you know you can’t sit on them all. In the beginning we didn’t really know how to respond to your demands of “Want to see the motorbike please”.. because it was every single time without fail. But we have realized that 5 minutes spent looking at the motorbike in the parking lot makes your little heart so happy that we oblige now without any questions.  You are a curious and interested little boy and we encourage that in you whole heartedly.JORDANBIRTHDAY9 JORDANBIRTHDAY6 JORDANBIRTHDAY2 You need to know everything about everything. You ask a million questions a day. Sometimes more. Even then the answers sometimes aren’t good enough for your inquisitive mind. “Because I said so” doesn’t ever cut it with you and you’ll persist until you can fully understand whatever it is that you want to know. I love this about you so much. You have such a zest for understanding things and for learning and you are fiercely persistent, it’s such a wonderful character trait. You are potty trained now and we are so proud of you. It took a while for you to wrap your head around making your number 2’s on such a big toilet but one day (in Addo Elephant park whilst on holiday) I promised you a chocolate milkshake if you did it on the loo and your eyes lit up instantly and off you ran. You were so proud and you loved your milkshake. Micah loves you so much and I am so proud of the amazing big brother you are to him. Micah adores you and he starts smiling and frantically looking around at the sound of your voice. I cannot wait to see your relationship bloom and grow. It makes my mommy heart so happy that you’ll always have each other.

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You still love your bed time bottle, your dummy and your beloved bunny which looks a little bit tired these days to say the least. I am in no rush to make you give those things up though. For what? They comfort you and you love them.
You have endless energy and you are so amazing on your trampoline, your balance bike and your new scooter that mommy and daddy bought your for your birthday this year. You have so much coordination and you love pretending to be Ryder and playing Paw Patrol on your balance bike. Since getting your scooter you love to pretend to be Penny from ‘Bolt’ and Banjoe has to be Bolt the dog. You get so into it and your little face beams front the excitement of it all because you genuinely believe that you are those characters in the moment.

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Our special baby boy’s bedroom x

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Our little baby boy is a few days away from making his grand entrance into our world, I can just feel it. Soon we become a family of four!! I wanted to get this post up before that happens because so many of you have been asking about what I am doing to the room and I couldn’t wait to share it. Thank you for your interest and for showing us so much love and support.

Jordan has a traditional nautical bedroom. I wanted to do something very classic for him, it just felt so right. This time around I am really feeling the neutral colours and textures so I decided to do something a little bit more natural and earthy and I love it. For some people, putting so much love and effort into a bedroom might not be a priority and that’s okay. For me it’s so important (read essential) to create a beautiful space for someone I love. A space that feels considered and a space that gives you the happies when you walk in. It truly is one of my favourite things to do. The room is such a peaceful, calming and happy space. I will also be spending so much time in this little munchkins room, feeding, changing etc.. I really wanted a serene space that also makes my heart warm when I walk in.

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Moving house and how it has affected our toddler.

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We have finally moved into our new house. The transfers have gone through and the first chapter of our new beginning has now started. We couldn’t be more grateful for our lovely sunny new home, our garden, our pool and all the space Jordan and Banjoe finally have to run around. Most of all I am just happy that the renovations are over. After loosing money to dishonest builders and all the dust, I am DONE. We are so happy with how everything has come together, I didn’t know that I had it in me to project manage so much all at once whilst still managing life, but now I think I can call myself… wonder woman. I wish.

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Precious Jordan, home renovations & a few happy snaps.

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Life is just flying by. Between home renovations, wrapping my head around moving, packing and all that goes with that, I have barely had a chance to think, let alone log into my blog to share any of it with you all.

Renovations are in full swing. We have had gardeners and landscapers here almost everyday sorting out was used to look like a literal rubbish dump. We’ve had a guy and his trusty bakkie do about 6 FULL loads of rubbish that has been collected in the garden here over the last few years. Scary. There were tenants living in the house prior and they really didn’t maintain anything. The pool was green and the garden was practically just sand. We have had new floors put in the kitchen and dining room – white screed flooring – I am totally in love with it. The laminate floor guys started yesterday and things are looking just beautiful in that department. I will do a post with all the service providers we’ve used soon, in case anyone reading this has some up-vamping to do.

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