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Jessica Posing with the Family Jessica | My Life 09 NOV 2011

A couple of weekends ago I entertained myself (Chantelle was on duty) by taking Jessica out for the day to Bellville and Kuilsriver, with the express purpose of squeezing in visits with all the family that I could manage, making sure to grab a photo of each and every encounter.

My first stop was with Great Granny Bothma, who wasted no time in joining Jessica down on the floor, where the two of them spent some quality for the next while, during which I caught up on news, changed a nappy, showed off Jess to all the neighbours, and enjoyed a nice cup of coffee with snacks.

Next up was Great Granny Lotter, who immediately grabbed Jessie from me and proceeded to hold on to her for just about the entire duration of the visit, in which I caught up on news, prepared a bottle, and enjoyed a nice cup of coffee with snacks!

From there it was on to Granny and Grandpa Lotter, who weren’t at home when we arrived, meaning that I ended up feeding Jessica in the car. As per usual Grandpa quickly latched on to young Jess once they finally made it home, and outside of some great quality time spent with Granny and Grandpa, Jessie caught a nap, we had lunch, and of course, caught up on all the news!

With enough time left in the day for just one more visit, it was off to Granny and Grandpa Montgomery, who also instantly latched onto young Jess, pretty much taking over and affording my a moment to quickly pop out to the shops – after all the news was caught up on, coffee had, and the obligatory baby nap taken!

So really not bad for a full day’s worth of visiting with the family, wouldn’t you say? ;)

Spud on a Date My Life 14 DEC 2010

Things are a little tough with Chantelle and myself living apart at the moment, so last Friday was pretty cool in that we set aside a little alone time and after visiting with Jessica in the hospital, I whisked my wife away and off we drove to Tygervalley where we selected a movie to watch for the first time in absolute ages (I believe the last time we were at the cinema was to catch the new Karate Kid!)

Actually, there are quite a couple of worthy films on the big screen at the moment, but Chantelle was quite keen on Spud, and so we booked our tickets and then slinked across the food hall to grab some McDonalds for supper (also a first in a very, very long time!). Despite the unnerving sight of a completely passed out man sleeping on the couch across from us, we enjoyed the quick bite to eat, before hurriedly making our way back to the cinemas, making the usual Chantelle pitstop combined with the Chantelle in the popcorn queue routine in the process.

Spud was surprisingly well supported, but we managed to secure decent seats and settled down to enjoy the huge number of adverts, no film previews and what turned out to be a pretty decent film – even if I didn’t end up walking out quite satisfied at the end of it all. The reason for this I’m pretty sure is a combination of a) I haven’t read any of the books and b) I never went to boarding school.

Still, it was a well made movie with a likeable cast all around, and more importantly, John Cleese was absolutely brilliant in his particular role. So I liked that.

Spud the movie, our entertainment for Friday night

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