(forgive me I started typing this almost 3 weeks ago!!… Crisis I am a bad blogger…or a rather very slow typist!)
We are back from Holiday…. Boy I wish we could go live there, its so quiet, unrushed and relaxed Add to that a splash of sun, sea and sand…*sigh* Although Ramsgate (and surrounds) might be considered as one very big retirement village! Some of the older folks are not too friendly, not even towards Jessica and she melts hearts faster than Belgium chocolate in the African Sun! We stayed an extra 2 days, my credit card is letting me have an earful, but it was totally worth it!
Jessica enjoyed the sea and sand so much. Only tried to eat sand twice, then she got the idea that its’ “gag-ga”! She made like ‘snow angels’ in the sand, definitely getting her a little sandpit soon! Thank goodness the water is quite warm, think they said 24’C at one stage. I wish I can post videos here. Hubby would hold her hands and she would walk towards the waves, whether he was coming or not! Utterly delighted!
All I can say to the people who live close to the sea: I Envy you, you are such lucky ducks!! We looked at some of the house prices in the area, and you can get real bargains out there… but ja we cant’ move there, what job would I be doing?! Hehe And my mom & sister will kill me if I take ‘their child’ away!
Jessica really wow’d me with the holiday. She was quite calm while we drove down, took us 11hrs… stopping for her to get out a bit, a few times as we left home later than planned. Being in a strange environment, she still slept her normal hours. No crying, no nonsense – just exploring every nook and cranny and having fun with us! Going to the beach was also fuss-less (except for putting on the swimsuit, she didn’t like that part too much!), she would just sit quietly and play – not a word from her. As long as she could have her hands in the sand, or be in the water, she was one happy camper.
On other Jessica news:
She’s “growing” her 5 & 6th toothies, the two next to the top front ones. She’s starting to eat ‘normal’ food with us for dinner. She just loves standing by you and having little happies! Chicken pieces are her favourite, and anything tomatoey pasta. Oh and cheese, don’t forget the cheese & yogurt!!
Still cruising around furniture, but slowly but surely she’s starting to let go a bit, balances for a few seconds, then sits down, or grabs on!
She’s grasping so many words, when you ask her about some items or things, she would point to it. If she doesn’t want something, she will quickly shake her head! Opvreetbaar I tell you! J
Cant believe she will turn 1 next month!!! Starting with the planning for the party – going with a Hello Kitty Theme. J
We took her to the Zoo on Easter Weekend, she loved it so much! All the birdies and monkeys and the fishies! Will definitely have to make this a yearly outing! My parents joined us – they loved spending time with her. She’s also discovered my Dad’s moustache – keeps touching it, like there’s something to be found in it! I’ll post some zoo piccies later on.
Mommy wise – going very well. Still not loosing weight…and winter is lurking *casseroles, soups all things yummy warm & delish* I have to go find myself some winter clothes, I have like 2 jeans that fit! Our offices moved, at least we are all settled in. I missed half of the move because I was on leave…*evil grins* My boss is going in for a operation tomorrow, and will be out of action or the next few weeks. Min 2 weeks that I will have to cope alone, before she can maybe manage something from home. Hold thumbs that its not too hectic!! Started a new contract, so we are on standby 24/7 lately, not interrupting family life too much (yet), but you know that man Murphy??
I still wish some days I could just pack up and leave.. ,do something different, something more exciting… but then again – I don’t know how to do anything else! Such is a job hey!
Well let me get back to work, aint gonna get done by itself!