The 17th of September marked the 4th birthday of Kayden. The day started with a call from Pete to wish our ‘baby’ boy all the best for the day.
This was followed by much excitement, as he ripped the paper off all his gifts. Needless to say he was way stoked and so was Kyra since she managed to accumulate quite a haul, considering it was not her birthday.
I spent the morning running around like a headless chicken, trying to get everything done for Kayden’s party that I’d arranged for later that day.
In no time, the guests were arriving and then the festivities began. The kids spent the first part of the party slipping and sliding outside, under the glorious sun. Before they knew it, it was time to go inside so that candles could be blown out. Everyone sang heartily to Kayden and he was beaming from ear to ear. The room was filled with chomping sounds as the kids gobbled all the goodies on their plates.
The rest of the party the kids played outside, whilst the parents chatted away. Before we knew it, it was time for everyone to leave.
The rest of the day, the kids & spent the day in the park across the road from us and we played with their new toys.
All in all Kayden’s birthday turned out to be a wonderful day and the sun had barely set, when he was passed out on the couch.
A huge thank you to my mom-in-law for all her help and for being here on such a special day (all the way from Namibia). I would also like to thank everyone who was able to attend Kayden’s party.
Two kid’s birthday’s down for the year and one to go, until next year again!
To see the rest of the pictures from the day click here or look in the gallery under Kayden
I know it has been forever since my last post, chalk it up to me being lazy. I am back at work again and this time I am working of the Belgian Coast installing a Wind farm. I suppose to be more accurate we are installing the power cables that run between the wind turbine towers.
So far things are plodding along nicely. We have a couple of Turbines connected to each other and now we just need to get the job finished. I have set up a gallery and over the next few weeks I will post some more pictures of what we are doing out here.
Once again I have joined the Cable Ship Sovereign and this time I am in the port of Sunderland, for those of you who don’t know where this is, it is just south of Newcastle on the English north east coast. As it is now coming into the middle winter up here the days have been a little on the nippy side. In fact, the day I landed there had been a blizzard and the airport was closed shortly after I landed.
We had a few days of moderate weather and then it suddenly turned all cold again. I am sure by now most of you must have seen at least one news cast extolling the woes of Heathrow Airport over the last few days but that is not really what I wanted to chat about. I have added an album in the Work Gallery called Sunderland and as I stroll around the town I will take more pictures and update this as time progresses. Either look in the Gallery or Click HERE for the link to the Album.
Just before I left for sea the children had their end of year concerts at their school, Pinefields. Kyra and her OWLS class had a sea theme and Kayden, in the BUSY BEES, had a people in uniform theme.
The two classes had their respective concert on two different days with Kyra’s class going first on the 25th. I was supposed to have been back at work by then so I was very happy to be able to attend this. If that was not enough, Granny was staying with us at the time as well and also got to attend. Marvellous!
Ky got dressed up in as a little sailor and had the song “My Bonny lies over the ocean”
Kayden was a fireman and he belted out this rendition of the “Fireman song”
It’s been a busy time with family, so once again we’ve been on the slow side to update our family website.
However the latest news is too good to keep to ourselves… Check out my photography website
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On a different note, we’d like to wish the Springboks luck with their game this afternoon against England.