Monday, December 15, 2008


Look at you now @ 2 yrs old
Hannah 1 years old

Hannah @ 10 months - Cutie Pie
The day you were born: 15 December 2006 @ 10:20am
( A very proud granny holding you)

To Our Darling Angel, Hannah,

I found these words just for your on your very special day:

Precious Gift

When times seem to hard to bear & I feel like giving up,

I vision your beautiful face, the twinkle of your eyes and things of such,

The bond we created from my womb to the day you were born,

Is a mother and daughter bind that can never be torn

With the strength and guidance of God and the blessings He pours down from above

I want to be the best mom I can be to you and embrace you with all my love

You are as precious as a flower and as gorgeous as a rose

You have been specially made to the very tip of your nose

You are as sweet as honey, such an innocent young child

You are brighter than any star in the sky every time you smile

I want you to be proud of who you are and strive to be the best

Put forth your efforts to achieve your goals and let God do the rest

You are the most precious gift, that I have been given from above

I know these words are difficult for you to understand at the tender age of 2, but they are a heartfelt dedication just for you. You continue to fill our lives with absolute joy and tons of wonderful memories. You are the very best thing that has happened to us and we thank God everyday for allowing us to be your parents.

Enjoy your day my precious baby girl, may there be many belssings bestowed upon you from above....

Love you lots & lots!!


Mommy, Daddy & Ethan

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hannah Graduates from Cot to a Bed!

Hi All,

Hope you are all well?

We finally bought Hannah her very own bed as Ethan is gtting too big for the crib and needs the big cot and Hannah is getting too big for the cot!!

Well, what sports we had.. The bed arrived at our house on Tuesday and on Tuesday evening when daddy got home, we decided to put the bed up in Hannahs room, but we had to take the cot apart so we could move it from her room into Ethan's room because it is too big to fit through the doorways.. Well, as daddy starting taking the cot apart, Hannah started crying unconsoliably and all she wanted was her cot. Its amazing how these little ones build attachments to things.

I think we thew this little girl completely out of her comfort zone. Anyway, the tears started going away when we put the bed up in her room and put brand new bedding on for her. It became a game and she wanted to climb on and off the bed and jump on it.. Finally, bed time arrived and i started to dread what lay ahead.

I put Hannah in her bed and she was more than willingly to climb into her brandnew bed.. Stephan and I thought that this is gong well but then our little girl discovered that a bed doesn't have sides to keep her in like the cot and she climbed out of bed about 4 times to say " Hi Mommy" and run back to her room. After the 4th attempt of putting her back into the bed she fell sound asleep and slept through the entire night..

I cleaned the big cot for Ethan and put new bedding in there for him too.. He too enjoyed the new space the cot had to offer and also slept through!! Both my babies now sleep through the night.... How wonderful!

See the pictures i took of them after they had falledn sound asleep!!

God Bless


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hannah's 2nd Birthday Celebrations....

Look at my bike!

Lets Play!

Hi Deqlan!!

Granny, Hannah & Cousin Jaydon

Our Birthday Girl

Mark & Deqlan & Logan

Hannah Openning her Pressies

Hi All,

Finally I get to sit down and update the blog with Hannah's 2nd birthday celebrations. Hannah's actual birthday is only on the 15th of December but we had the party on the 6th of December as my whole family leaves for holiday on the 13th of December and I wanted all her cousins to attend!!

Well, we arrived at the party venue at 12:45pm to do the last minute set-ups etc... My wonderful friend Vanessa made the most beautiful Nemo banner for Hannah's Nemo party!! Thank you so much once again my friend, it is really appreciated from the bottom of my heart!!

At 13:30, our guests started arriving, Hannah could not stop saying WOW!! SHe was very impressed! Hannah then discovered that there is so much more to this party venue than just the Nemo decor ad table & chairs.... She started to venture into the play area and was so excited to see the bunny's and chickens running around. She played and ran and played and ran........

By 14:00 most gusets had arrived and the children were having a brilliant time... I waited in anticipation for Deqlan ( Samm & Marks brave warrior) to arrive at Hannah's party, so I could finally introduce thei amazing little boy to my family... Everyone was amazed and so emotional as they wathed brave Deqlan run around with Samm, Mark & logan and have an absolute ball.. Thank you Samm for bringing Deqlan to Hannah's party, it was great having you guys there!!

Well a storm started brewing at round 15:00 and we had to start looking at packing up beacuse it looked as though it was going to catch us any moment... Well, thank the Lord, it missed us and Hannah could still enjoy the party venue a little more!

We left the party venue just after 16:00 and went home so Hannah could open her pressies! She said WOW after each present she opened... Sh received the cutest bike form Adri , Duncan, Triston & Jaydon and she loves riding around on it.. Bronwyn & Sean bought her a Barbie curling brush, She received the cutest bikini from Rudi, Kim, Anika & Dominique.... From Samm, Mark, Logan & brave Deqlan she received Barney books, Nemo Body wash and a Big Cook Little Cook activity book - she loves them and these are three of her favourite things... From Granny & Grandpa she received shells and sand for a sand pit... From Claire , Warren, Casey & Brittny she received a doll that she can bath.... From Great Granny she received the most beautiful dress with a new toothbrush and toothpaste.... from Brian, Marinda & kids she received more clothes & play jewellery... From Melissa & Pieter she received beautiful clothes... from Charlene, Javonne & Juan she received a Barney colouring & crayons..From Vanessa & Pieter she received her beautiful Nemo banner...Thank you all very much for her beautiful presents, she loves each and every one of them...

Our little girl was exhausted from her day of fun and she fell sound asleep at 19:00 and slept right through the night...

Thank you to everyone who celebrated her birthday with us, we appreciate it very much..

Hope you enjoyed the pictures... There will definately be more pictures to follow these..

God Bless and keep you all safe!!

Claire, Stephan, Hannah & Ethan

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

An Update!

Hi ALl,

Hope you are all well?

Hannah had her birthday party on Saturday, i am just gathering pictures from everyone that was there as I forgot my camera at home, then i will post all the happenings of the day!

Till Then, God Bless and Keep you all safe


Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy 3 Months Baby Boy!

To Our Precious Baby Boy, Ethan,

WOW, 3 months already, how time has just passed by. You are getting cuter by the day with your beautiful smile and laughter.

Mommy has to have eyes everywhere as you have started rolling from your stomach to your back, you are growing so fast.

We love you with all our hearts!

God Bless baby boy!

Mommy, Daddy & Hannah

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy 23 Months Precious Baby Girl!

To Our Darling Baby Girl, Hannah

Wow, 23 months already. We can't believe how big you are getting. Each morning we wake up you have learn't something new. You are now putting sentences together and talking so nicely. We are very proud of you.

You are fast on your way to 2yrs old, where has the time gone.

We love you with all our heart and soul.

Mommy, Daddy & Ethan

Friday, November 7, 2008

An Update!

Hannah having Fun

Hannah Enjoying Her Swimming Pool


Hi All,

What a wonderful day we had today.

Firstly, Hannah & I got to spend some time with a very brave soldier, Deqlan and his very very very strong mommy, Samm. It was great seeing you guys again, thank you so much for having Hannah & I over, its always a pleasure to visit with you guys. Deqlan has grown so much and he truly has the most wonderful smile & personality. Thank you guys and lots of thanks to Bev (Deqlan's Nanna) for entertaining my little girl with all your wonderful gadgets, I truly appreciate it.

Well after our visit we came home and just relaxed a little and had a quiet day further.

Please enjoy the photo's of Hannah & Ethan and have a stunning weekend.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

We Are Moving!

Hi All,

Hope you are all well and enjoying the thunderstorms we are having. The days are unbelievably HOT HOT HOT and the rain just helps to cool things down a little. I am not complaing, warm weather means Hannah can play in water as long as she likes, and boy does she enjoy that.

We have finaly found a bigger place to move in to. The place is still in Highveld and not far from where we currently live. We are so excited and can't wait. Its unbelievable the amount of space you need when you have children. We are moving at the end of November.

We have had a great weekend, Friday night we had a friend over to visit and we had pizza (Hannah's favorite) and on Staurday we took Hannah to granny's house as we were attending a Halloween party that night.

Hannah had a ball by granny's house. She swam (granny bought her armbands) with granny in the big pool and loved it.

On Sunday, we went to fetch Hannah and took the kids for a photo shoot, Hannah smiled so nicely for the camera and they took some stunning photo's of Ethan and Hannah. I now want to book a date with Loren (friend of Samm's) to do a natural photo shoot of my family. Memories are priceless and there is no better way to capture these memories but on film and photo.

We are looking forward to month of packing and getting ready for the big move, I can't wait. Its going to be difficult to move with 2 kids but maybe we can call in a favour with Granny!!!!

Anyway have a stunning week and God Bless.

love Us

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Our Baby Boy is Sick

Hi All,

What a day it has been.

The day started off normlly with everyone feeling fine, we went to Pretoria East hospital to see Sharon (my colleague) who just recently had her baby.

All was well until 14:00 pm when Ethan started to cry, I thought he was just over tired and wanted to sleep, well little did I know. After him crying for an hour, I then started thinking something was wrong. I gave him panado and buscopan because I thought he was cramping.

Eventually, I rushed him to the doctor because everything I did never calmed him down. The doctor took a look at his ears and in his throat and immediatly said that He has tonsillitis & middle ear infection.

Our baby boy was in so much pain he even battled to feed. The doctor precribed some antibiotics and ear drops to numb the ears. He is now resting for the first time and he seems much calmer. Please pray that Ethan makes a speedy recovery.

Well enjoy the rain and your evening.

God Bless
Love Us

Monday, October 27, 2008

Injections & Tears!

Hi All,

Just a quick update tonight....

Today Ethan went for his first vaccinations and boy was it heartsore. He was smiling at the Sister just before she stuck the needle in his leg, then his smile turned to such a sad face with tears streaming down his cheeks. I was almost in tears, I wish I could take all nthe vaccinations for him but I know its for the best and its his protection against all the "baddies" out there.

On the positive side, Ethan is doing so well, he now weighs 5.7kg and is 57 cm in length, he is growing so nicely.

Hannah had an absolute ball with her nanny today, she kept her so busy. Hannah is such a busy baby girl, but thats the way we prefer it by far.

Anyway, have a fantastic week and may God bless you all.

Love Us

Sunday, October 26, 2008

What we have been up to!

Hi All,

It has been such a long time since I posted something on the blog. I am not much of a writer but I certainly will try to write an exciting post, ha ha!

Well where do I start................

Hannah is getting so big, I can't belive she is 22 months already, we will be celebrating her 2nd birthday very soon. She has learn't so much and continues to entertain us with her bubbly personality. Hannah is starting to string words togther to make sentences, her favourite line at this time is: Where is daddy ( or anything else she is looking for)?.. She has also learn't new words, here they are: Sleeping, kiss, toys and bum....

Hannah has finally left the dummy, she has not had her dummy for 5 days now and its going well, she no longer asks for it. We are so glad that this transition went so well. We attempted potty training but stopped for a bit because she became very frustrated. We are going to start trying again soon. We will keep you updated on the progress.

Ethan is also growing so well. He stared to smile and is starting to chat. He is such a peaceful and content baby. He is such a pleasure and an absolute blessing. One thing i can say is that boys are definately a lot different to girls, i am sure i will see that even more as Ethan grows up. We are so blessed to have a pigeon pair, best of both worlds.

We have been out and about, visiting Granny & Grandpa and just enjoying family time. I go back to work in a months time and I already know i am going to miss the children so much. I am going to treasure this last month at home with my babies before I return to work, time really flies. Its amazing how one takes time for granted. time is not on anyones side. I am learning to appreciate the time I spend with my family, Hannah & Ethan are growing so fast, I am scared I miss something.

Anyway, we would like to wish Samm, Mark & Deqlan the best of luck as they start on this new journey that lay before them. They are an incredible family. Deqlan is the most amazing, brave, happy, clever little boy we have ever met. We have learn't so much from this little boy. We are walking this road with you guys, always know you have God on your side helping make the best possible decisions for Deqlan. We know you will get through this with flying colours. Keep the positive attitude and keep your faith, there will be tough days but as a close fmaily unit, you can conquer anything. We are so proud to say that we have you guys as friends.

Hope you all have a stunning week and may God bless you all in abundance.

Love Us

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy 22 Months, Hannah!

To Our Darling Baby Girl, Hannah

Happy 22 months for today precious babay. Time is going by so quickly and you are growing up so fast.

You learn new things everyday and I am grateful to be on maternity leave now, this allowas me to spend precious time with you. I am seeing you grow & learn right before my eyes.

We love you so much abay girl, words cannot express what you mean to us. We will treasure you always and we will treasure all the time we spend with you.

All our love
Daddy, Mommy & Ethan

Thursday, October 2, 2008

New Photo's to Enjoy!

Ethan havng a bath

Stephan - National Braai Day

Me & Ethan - National Braai Day

Kim & Gustav - On National Braai Day

Friday, September 19, 2008

An Update, Finally!

Hi Everyone,

I finally have the time to just sit and update our blog. Sorry it has been so long but with a newborn baby and a bouncy 21 month old, you don't really get time to do these little things but i promise that I will try my best to keep the site as up to date as possible.

What an exciting time we have had over the last two weeks. We have had a ball plying and shopping and visiting granny an celebrating NATIONAL BRAAI DAY! Hannah has been so busy lately but i am not complaining as I know she is fine then!

Last weekend (21 September) we spent the weekend at home relaxing and just being together. Stephan & Hannah had an absolute ball in the garden, Stephan put our fountain up in the garden and Hannah thought this was great fun and joined in by playing in the water and mud. On the Sunday she helped her daddy wash the cars, boy was this an experience. She was soaking wet from head to toe and she was getting so cold but she insisted on being outside in the water. SHe is definately a water baby. Last week we had such great weather that Hannah spent nearly everyday playing in the water in the garden. She loves being outside and she loves water!

On Wednesday ( Heritage Day) we had a braai at a friends house, they have 2 little girls and a little boy that is just 6 weeks older than Ethan. Hannah had such a great time playing with her friends. They ended the day by bathing together and by eventually falling asleep together. It was such a wonderful day. Ethan had a bad day as he was suffering from cramps, i have now bought him some medicine for the cramping and it seems to be going much better! He is growing so fast, I weighed him last Monday and he weighed 4.1kg and he was 55 cm in length. I am not sure what his weight is now but i am sure he has done some growing.

This weekend we spent the weekend with Granny. Granny loves spending time with the kids. On Saturday when we arrived at Grannys house, Hannah couldn't wait to greet Oupa & Granny and ofcourse to run around in their very big garden, she loves it by Granny's house because she has so much space outside to just run around and so many pretty flowers to pick from Oupa's garden (ssshhh, don't tell Oupa). She wasted no time by dragging granny to the pool and getting Granny to hold her hand while she splashed on the stairs in the pool and had a swim, it is impossible to keep Hannah away from water. After all that excited, Hannah had an early night an slept well. On Sunday we had a braai and my brothers were there with my nephews, Hannah ahd a ball by running around and playing with the boys. She was exhasuted when we drove home but refused to sleep in the car, she waited until we got home before she would even think of sleeping! What a great weekend it has been!

Hannah is starting to string words together to make sentences: She says: Where is mummy (this is her dummy). Her new words that she is saying is: Car, please, fine thanks, lion, hippo. She is growing up so quickly and learning so many new things everyday, it is amazing how time flies.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed the update. Will be posting soon again.

Have a great week and God bless you all!

All our love

Claire, Stephan, Hannah & Ethan

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy 21 Months, Hannah!!

To Our Precious Baby Girl, Hannah!

Happy 21 months, Hannah. You are growing up so fast.

You continue to amaze us with you charming personality and beautiful smile. You are the absolute light of our lives and we cannot imagine life without you! Always remember that you are loved so much by mommy & daddy & Ethan!

You are our princess and our baby girl!!

Love you lots!


Mommy, Daddy & Ethan

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ethan Sean Ferreira

Ethan Sean Ferreira arrived on 1st September 2008 via C-section

Weight: 3.47kg
Length: 48 cm

Welcome To The World Baby Boy!

To Our Precious Darling Baby Boy, Ethan!

Welcome to the world our long awaited gift from God! We are so proud that God has chosen us to be your parents.

Your birth was a magical experience we will never forget. We love you with all our hearts and souls and can't wait to watch you grow and learn.

Hannah cannot wait to be home so she can be with you and get to know.

We love you lots!

Love Mom, Dad & Hannah

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

4D Scans @ 36 Weeks of Ethan!

Hi All,
These are the 4D scans we had done when I was 36 weeks pregnant! Enjoy!


Hi All,

Hope everyone is well? I know it has been a while since I updated the blog but I have now finally found the time to just sit and update.

Things have been quite hectic up until now. I am busy getting everything prepared and ready for Ethan. He arrives in 5 days time. We are very excited and can't wait to meet our precious little boy.

I was at the doctor today. Ethan is weighing +/- 3.2 kg but the doctor seems to think he will be bigger. All is well. I am just very uncomfortable and sore, but its nearly over.

Hannah is doing very well. She has graduated from 18-24 months clothes to 2-3yrs. She is growing so fast. SHe has learn't a couple of new words: eg: No Way, Nice, sit hierso (afrikaans), come and Oh no!! She is so cute and absolutely loves spending her time watching Happy Feet, Finding Nemo and Madagascar. Hannah dances along when the characters dance and when they are in trouble she responds with a very sad OH NO! I can't believe how fast they grow!

On Sunday we went and spent the day at Rooihuiskraal terrein, what a lovely day it was. Hannah fed the animals and she ran around and chased the buck. She had such a wonderful day in the sunshine and was absolutely exhausted at the end of the day. i took lots of pictures but left my cameras USB cable at work. I will fetch it and then post pictures.

Well the count down begins to the arrival of our precious baby boy. Wish us luck! 30My ceaser will be on Monday 1st September at 10:30am.

God Bless All and keep well!

Claire, Stephan & Hannah

Friday, August 15, 2008

Happy 20 Months Hannah!

To My Baby Girl, Hannah,

How time is just flying by! You are growing so fast and learning so much.

Its just the other day that you were born and placed into my arms, and i fell in love with you immediatly. A love you cannot describe to anyone, a love only a mother can understand. I won't forget the proud look on your daddy's face when you were born, He was beaming from ear to ear, His little girl had entered the world.

You are now 20 months old and have turned into such a lovely & lively toddler, somedays we can't keep up. You are learning so much! You definately have rhythem as your little dances bring a smile to our faces as we watch you enjoy the music so much.

Always remember, we love you with all our hearts. '

All our Love
Mommy & Daddy