26 August 2014

Starting from where I stand!

I have a month of life to catch up on but that is way to overwhelming so I will start where I am right now.

At this moment I am in the midst of eistedford performances as well as hosting my sis-in-law and nephew. They are visiting Cape Town for a week to ascertain if boarding school is a good option for my nephew who will be starting Gr 8 next year.

It has been CRAZY around here but Faith is loving all the opportunities to perform. Tonight is our 2 of 4 performances - her group tap dance.

Last night she did her tap solo and has made it through to the finals on Friday. Last week she got Diploma in her modern performance (the highest attainable) so she was super stoked as this was her first modern/jazz performance.

I am pretty exhausted - I am not going to lie - but then again I am simply one of MANY MANY exhausted mothers out there!

I have just come back from watching Levi play a very energetic soccer match (in the rain) and have done hair/make-up for Faith and now it is time to hop in the car and head to town for the show.

I will be back tomorrow (i have carved out a free day!) to update this blog with more news of the last month.

11 August 2014

Party of five get to work!

Today saw us getting to work on the sadly neglected front entrance to our house. The one that no-one uses so its always been UGLY and low on our priority list. 

Slowly taking shape. Lavender around the rims and confetti bushes inside. 

Next up - measuring and planning our chicken coop. I am still on the fence about this endeavor …negotiations are in place as I wonder WHO will be cleaning out the coop hmmm? Not me!!

Rach seems to really enjoy the design process.

10 August 2014

Getting creative

Was a productive day today. Rachel really enjoyed designing the flat and helping Russ measure out where everything needs to go.

We are hoping to use the space as a holiday rental in high season and an office / school space the rest of the year.

The chip board on the floor is Faith's makeshift tap floor for practicing her Eistedford piece.

After doing the necessary measurements Rach put this design together on some CAD software.