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