Baby Talk: Grandma made two books!

At last, it took me more than six months before completing these two typical New Zealand books.

One has numbers.



(The numbers are also written in Maori)

Also an A B C book.


Bea starting to stand on her own.



How exciting.


Baby Talk: Last babysitting 2017

I am way behind with my blogging. These photos are from last year, the Thursday before Christmas while Mum and Dad had their end of year party.

I’m putting the forms in the right holes!

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  I did it!




Baby Talk: Babysitting Bea

Last night I had a special night with Bea. Mummy and Daddy went to the movies and we had to stay home.

The first thing was eating dinner. On the menu: fish, potatoes and asparagus. The asparagus did not go down well! Then time for her bottle with milk. Bea’s eyes started to close but she kept on drinking. After finishing her bottle she was wide awake again.

We had a good time together. I loved every moment of looking after Bea.


I can read Ouma!  Look at those little toes.

School Stories: Wild windy weather

Wild windy weather and water everywhere.

The entrance gateway had so much water children had to go round the office block to reach the before school care room.


Ella went around while Jordan and Tessa waded through the deep water.


Tessa struggled with her umbrella.

No use at all, wind blowing at 150 km ph and hard rain pouring down!

School Stories: Do you recognise the dog?

The second term is gone.

Half year reports have been handed out.

Some are excited to come back next term.

Some don’t feel that good!

The last three weeks of the term in the Before School Class we tried our hands at making dogs using a toilet roll six egg holder cups and some string, cotton, wool or in this case some raffia.

Only one ended up the wall.

Hopefully, we will see more next term(children were very slow in finishing them off)

Baby Talk: Home sweet home

After six weeks away from home the girls had a lot of sleep to catch up on. It was summer in London and they came back to a cold and frosty New Zealand last Monday.

I visited the girls on Thursday. Beatrix was still sleeping and I did not see her.

Today I went for a cup of tea. Bea was her busy self. I could not take good photos of her because she kept on moving and watching my phone. The light wasn’t that good too.

Here she is!

One week and she will be 6 months!



With Daddy and Trompie