Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Liam's first day at nursery

(posted by Elizma)

Today is Liam's first full day at nursery. He has been for a few settling in visits - although I'm not even sure they were necessary. I was quite gutted when he just waddled off to play as we arrived. None of the crying and clutching on to my trousers for dear life - which I've been preparing myself for. No, not my boy! Didn't even blink an eye when I left. Not good for my motherly ego I must say. But I'm happy that he obviously enjoys it there. It will take a load of my mind when I start work again next Wednesday.

Rearing to go

On the way there

All smiles

South Africa

(posted by Elizma)

I had all the intention to give a detailed account of what happened on our holiday in South Africa when I blogged about it on our return, but as it feels such a long time ago here are the highlights:

We visited my aunt Erika in Harrismith for a couple of days and we spent 2 fabulous weeks in Margate with my parents. Liam and I also spent 4 days with my sister Annalize and her family in the Cape. The last couple of weeks were spent at my parents house, catching up with family and friends.

Liam developed in leaps and bounds. He started pulling himself up against things and communicating more effectively. He loved playing on the beach (read: eating the sand) and wasn't too keen on the sea. He loved his cousins and aunts and was spoilt rotten.

Here are some pictures from our holiday. For more - and I mean hundreds! - click here.

Lunch with Oupa Danie and Ouma Zet

Liam at 10 months

With cousins Suzelle and Luzaan

Loving the beach

The beach at Margate

In my Swim Mobile with Daddy and Oupa Danie

My first introduction to the waves


(posted by Elizma)

At last a minute to blog again.

What 3 weeks this have been?! I actually can't believe that it has only been 3 weeks since Liam and I arrived back from South Africa. It feels like 3 MONTHS!

As many of you know already, Leon was admitted to hospital with encephalitis and meningitis on the day Liam and I landed from South Africa. He was discharged yesterday after spending 3 weeks in hospital. 3 weeks I wouldn't want over again - thank you very much.

Had it not been for the support we've had from family and friends alike, we would not have coped. For that I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart.

You don't realise how many people actually care until something like this happens. Some of our friends and family contacted us daily to offer their support and find out how Leon was doing. Some even more than once a day. We've had so many offers of help as well.

Writing this blog is kind of a signal that things are mostly back to normal.

All in all a good day...