Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Presents from Granny...

Like last April, my Mom unpacked her suitcase on her first day in Indiana this trip. (Wednesday, 4th September.) Riaan, especially, was very excited to help Granny unpack her suitcase - especially since there were a lot of gifts and goodies from our family in Cape Town!

Just moments after we got back home from the airport the night before, Riaan was already sneaking into Granny's room to peak into her suitcase! But nevertheless we made him wait till the next morning since it was already rather late at night. :) We were completely blown away by all the amazing gifts that we received from our Cape Town family. They really blessed this little family so much. Thanks so much, family!

 Relaxing with Granny.
 Breakfast time for Eliza!
 He was very excited with his Springbok supporters jersey!
 Eliza received a cute unicorn towel!
 Handmade dolly for Eliza - made by Granny.
 Fabric for Candace.
 Reading with Riaan.
 Mom also brought some of my old Lego for me to pass onto Riaan. :)
Matching Springbok jerseys! :)

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Granny Arrives... Again!

We have been blessed this month to host my Mom for her second visit to southern Indiana. Her first visit was last year (April 2018) when Riaan was two-years-old and Eliza was just two months old! Eliza is one-and-a-half and Riaan is three-years-old, so there has been quite a change since then. She arrived on Tuesday, 3rd September, and Riaan and I picked her up at Indianapolis International Airport - as we had done last April.

 Welcome banner that Candace made.
 Riaan's chalkboard.
 Gift basket and other items on Granny's bed.
 Riaan inspects an Indy Car.
 Looking out at the planes on the apron.
 Mom's plane pulls into the gate.
 With Granny at the airport.
Eliza was really excited to see her Granny again!

Friday, 13 September 2019

Blue-winged Wasp...

We had an attractive little visitor on our sunflowers recently. This is a blue-winged wasp and is indigenous to this part of the USA. They enjoy feeding on nectar and hunt grubs and beetles, and are an asset to have in one's garden.

One can clearly see the blueish tinge to the wings in this photo.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Small Sunflowers...

One of our sunflower plants collapsed before it had even flowered properly, and now several small flowers are flowering in its place. They are tiny compared to our first large sunflower - as seen in this photo at right!

 Small sunflower about to break through.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Look Up...

Sometimes a challenging day can be made so much better by just looking up. There is real beauty in the heavens!

Friday, 30 August 2019

Spot the Spider...

A small spider scuttles up the bark of our maple tree. He was well-camouflaged! :)

Bonfire Fun...

There's something so lovely about having a campfire on a cool late-summer evening. It's good for the body, soul and mind to watch the flames dance above the embers. We had a small bonfire last weekend. It was so relaxing to hang out around the fire and roast marshmallows together. The kiddos both loved it. Definitely good times!

Roasting marshmallows over the coals. :)