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15 weeks and counting

So, week 15 and day 2 of that week hits and I suddenly realise that the nausea is gone! Yes! Praise Jesus, it’s gone. I was so glad that all I wanted to do a as eat……… But as iw as coming to choose food or snacks the realisation that my body was still in shock and could still reject it was a major let down. So I have cautiously moved into the next phase and enjoying the ability to eat and not feel like I’ve just eaten a metal pipe and feel the need to gag every ten minutes.

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Playing Tuck Shop with the girls

For this who know me you would know what “Friday” means in my house. From when they were 2 my children only get sweets or treats on a Friday (unless there’s a party or something special on the weekend-I do have a heart)
Anyway, this past Friday was like any other by I thought I would put a spin on how the girls got their quota of sweets. Due to it being holiday time and there was lots of time in the day to do nothing other than play, I suggested to Aislyn and Iraina that they make some money of their own and I would set up a tuck shop for them to come and purchase their sweets from my make shift “Tuck Shop”.

They absolutely loved the idea and so we all set about to making money, or a sign in my case, and start our little game of pay, purchase and enjoy.

Here’s some pics of our little shop.

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Birthday tradition with the De Abreu’s

Today was One of my good friends’ birthday and for each of our birthdays we’re making a special effort to go out and do a “day” thing with us and the girls. Let it be know that it was an effort because waking up and being out of the house by 7:45am on a Saturday morning is “effort” for a sleep lover like myself.
Anyway, Iraina opted out today as she had a birthday party of her own but, Aislyn, Emma, Cristina and I had a great time enjoying the food, vibe and celebration at the Old Biscuit Mill, in Salt River Cape Town. It’s Cristina’s favourite thing to do-so that’s what we did. The girls had a blast and we had amazing food. Here’s pics from our day together.

For the first time ever, I felt it was a great opportunity for Aislyn to exercise her independence and purchase something completely on her own. Luckily the Mill wasn’t too full and we could keep an eye on Aislyn and Emma as they went. Here are the results of their endeavour. We were so proud!

Then we proceeded to walk around and look at stuff. The one lady behind the one stand we stopped at, she asks me, “you look a lot like Cezanne and Shaveh! Do you know them?” I was speechless! This chick (Tafadzwa) remembered me from high school! She was 2 years my senior and knew who I was. It was awesome!

After that moment we meandered along and just looked around. We were able to catch a great “selfie” moment which was fun! I love traditions like these. They’re to be remembered and treasured always.
Have to think through the next one.

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