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Strolls with the Pram (2014-09-07) Photo Gallery 07 SEP 2015

It’s hard to think that a year ago we were still carting Emily around in her pram. Seriously, how quickly time flies when you’re having fun! :)

IMG_20140907_113540 chantelle lotter with emily in the pram at bikini beach

And even in her late 3’s, Jessica was pretty eager to help carting around her sister! (Especially if it meant that our endpoint would result in some play time!)

IMG_20140907_165223 jessica pushing emily in the pram

That said, I have to say that I’m pretty pleased that the pram is now properly a thing of the past. Now that I think about it – I should probably get on with actually selling the thing! :)

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Photo Gallery: Butterfly World (2012-07-01) Photo Gallery 01 JUL 2012

Oupa Monty and Ouma Cheryl joined Chantelle, Jessie and myself for an impromptu visit to the always wonderful Butterfly World on Sunday, where we enjoyed a quick toasted sandwich as a late lunch, before happily entertaining ourselves by strolling through the various live exhibits and enjoying the fact that Jess was loving the experience so! (It was her first time to this marvellous little piece of the Cape)

Unfortunately the cold, overcast weather meant that the butterflies were pretty much a no show, but we knew that going in, and so focused our attention on all the other exhibits like the birds (which Jessie absolutely loved!), guinea pigs, marmosets, meerkats, and of course, the porcupines! (Funnily enough, this was the first time I’ve ever come across a porcupine in real life – they are much bigger than what I had imagined!)

A wonderful family outing like always! :)

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Photo Gallery: Feeding the Ducks at Sonstraal Dam (2012-01-01) My Life | Photo Gallery 01 JAN 2012

I’ve always loved heading over to Sonstraal Dam in Eversdal, armed with bread in hand and on a mission to feed the variety of ducks and geese that inhabit the dam. Now I get to pass on this tradition to my daughter, and seeing as this little outing makes for quite the nice pram stroll, I even invited both Mommy and Ouma to join us! ;)

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Walkabout Weekend My Life 09 AUG 2011

So another weekend of Chantelle working successfully navigated, bringing us one step closer to the much anticipated long weekend away to Pinnacle Point which kicks off on August 12th! Of course, what I am in reality saying is that this weekend past didn’t really feature any highlights as such, but I’ll race you through just for completeness’ sake.

Friday evening was another, well Friday evening, with the bog standard routine of play with Jessica and get her into bed, play catch-up with wifey over supper once she arrives home (she surprised me with Al Forno’s pizza as a gift from the guest house), and then watch some television and tinker on the computer before picking up Bleach, reading a couple of pages and then hitting Snoreland. In other words, nothing newsworthy whatsoever.

Saturday was bath Jessie morning, take her for a stroll around the complex, hit the shops, go for another long stroll along the beach, pop in to visit mommy at the guest house (ooh, I’ll take a Savanna, thanks), eat hot dogs for lunch, watch the insane Dead Leaves (anime) and Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek (cel-shaded anime) with Jess, do the bed time routine, play catch-up with wife over hotdogs once she arrives home, watch some television, tinker around on the computer and then watch a bit of Aeon Flux (yay, Charlize!) before joining wifey in very cold bed in order to hit Snoreland.

Sunday can be boiled down into breakfast time with Jess, some household chores, a long walk to Gordon’s Bay harbour, popping in for a visit with mommy plus Whammy and Louise at the guest house (ooh, I’ll take a Savanna, thanks), play time with Jessica until mommy arrives home early, a family visit to Pick ‘n Pay, braai time, bed time for Jessie, catch-up with wifey, a teensy bit of computer tinkering and telly watching, and then straight into bed for more pages of Bleach, waiting for wifey to join me so that I can hit Snoreland.

The end.

Now you know, so have some pictures below, more available in the separate photo gallery

P.S. A special note to my Dad – Jessie loves Ms. Caterpillar. I put it up in her cot and she hasn’t stopped pulling on all the hanging bits, listening to the music and watching the lights! Great gift (even if we had to wait a couple of months before we could use it!) :)

Uncle Barry’s Soft Serve Beach Strolls My Life 18 APR 2011

One of the best things about living in Gordon’s Bay and so close to the beach is arriving home after a long day’s work, grabbing the wife and baby, packing the pram into the boot (it’s quite a squash in the little Getz just in case you were wondering) and darting off to catch the last rays of light along the beautiful and usually tranquil Gordon’s Bay main beach.

(That said, this works just as well if you’ve spent a long day at home on your lonesome looking after Jessica, and can’t wait to get out once your wife returns home from her frolic at the guest house!)

And of course, no stroll, pram in hand, along the beach promenade is complete without the proper two tone soft serve ice cream – from the awesome little beach front Uncle Barry’s shop, where else? – to go with it! See what I mean? :)

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Trundling Along Jessica | My Life 07 FEB 2011

So little Jessica is doing well, thanks for asking. No, I haven’t been posting all that much about her up on these pages, but rest assured that is simply because the little floppy dribble monster is happily keeping her parents quite busy with her sleep, cry, change nappy, feed, burp, sometimes bath, rinse and repeat routine.

She’s been for most of her immunisation shots now (bloody expensive if you go to the hospital to have them done – tip, check with pharmacies first, as some of them can use the government-sponsored vaccines, meaning you could literally save up to R800 on some of the injections!), passed her eye and hearing tests with flying colours, and continues to grow at an alarming rate, with her head already a good 10 centimetres larger in diameter and a good couple of extra centimetres in terms of length since bringing her home. Heck, we’ve even been forced to shelve clothes she hasn’t had a chance to wear yet simply because she outgrew them before we could even try them on! :)

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