Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fun on the farm.

Yesterday we went to visit some friends on their farm in Benoni. We originally were just going for tea, but ended up having supper there. While we were there,we had a mud fight, packing mud into balls and throwing it at the enemies' team, but unfortunately we didn't get any photos of it. They have a dam on their farm,but the recent rain made it flood, washing away a boat of theirs, the paddles for the boat and a small bridge. Due to this, we couldn't go on the dam, but we had other fun, such as playing 'Stuck in the mud'. During the afternoon, we saw an owl in a tree and identified it as a Barn Owl. Soon after flying to the tree, it looked like it fell asleep. It wasn't very big, but very cute with cream coloured feathers. After dusk we tried to catch bats with a net, but we couldn't.

Here is a photo of the owl:

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Introducing the Family

For the benefit of those who don’t know us, it may be a good idea to introduce the family:
Eden is the eldest. Long ago she was an only child. That was about 15 years ago, and it only lasted for 15 months! Eden will turn 16 this year, and is largely the leader among the kids in this family. She plays the cello very well, and enjoys her X-board, photography, listening to music and reading, as well as spending time with friends.
Nathan is the eldest son, and is 14. A quiet, gentle soul, he plays piano and trumpet. He is an excellent archer and competes regularly. He also enjoys reading, shooting with his air rifle, X-boarding, swimming and being with his friends.
Daniel is our family’s comedian! He will soon be 12, and he plays the French Horn. He also enjoys archery and collects knives. He loves animals, especially the Big 5. When he’s in the right mood, he can keep the family in stitches with his excellent humour.
Ben-Jonathan is 8 ½. He plays recorder and violin, and takes part in archery too. He spends most of his time living on another planet, and will probably be something like an inventor one day! (He’s VERY creative!) He’s also the family noise-maker – asking him to be quiet is like asking the sun not to shine.
Keren is 3 ½ and has more energy than the whole family put together! She NEVER keeps still! She has the most amazing imagination, and just loves being read to. (That’s probably the only time she’s vaguely still and quiet).
Jordan will be 1 in February. He’s getting cuter by the day, and should be walking soon. He tends to cry quite a lot, but should be outgrowing that soon (hopefully…)
Mom and Dad are not as interesting as the kids… Suffice it to say that we’re happily married and love our children to bits!
Add to these two dogs, three cats, a hamster, two rabbits and an unknown number of tropical fish, and you have our complete family.

At the back: Nathan holding Jordan, Eden and Daniel. In front: Keren and Ben.