Thursday, March 26, 2009

Self Portraits

If you take most, or all the photos in your family, you already know that's near impossible to find a photograph of yourself anywhere.

So when someone asks to see a pic of you, you resort to drastic measures.

The Self Portrait.

So I set up a little session for myself.
Set the timer on the camera...couldn't find the tripod (probably packed away somewhere waiting to get to the new house), and got to clicking.
Super-model style.


This is a sampling of what I turned up with:

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? hee-hee...

Ah! There I am...having a little zone-out from the looks of things...

The must-have kissy-face *mmwwwaaahhh*

Okay that's all folks :)
Have a happy weekend everyone.
We're counting down the days...4 more to go!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Update on the House

As some of you may know....okay, as ALL of you may know (hee-hee), we started building a house last year.
February 2008 to be more precise.

Well the house continues to be built, and we're hoping it will be ready in April.
It's gotten frustrating waiting this long, but when I go in there and see the lovely attention to detail, then it all seems worth it (sort of..)

I went over to snap a few pics this morning after I dropped the girls off at school and though I'd share them here.

Our front door, which is actually a double door, so that cool handle is replicated on the other door as well :)

The awsome stone tiled entrance hall above which hangs *the chandelier*

One of the many cool pillars. This one separates the formal dining room from the formal sitting room (green room)

The view from the green room...overlooks a nearby park and the lake, which is frozen at the moment, but still very picturesque

Miss Ara's room, one of the largest rooms in the house, and painted in our princesses favourite colours (the lilac looks a bit electric blue here)

Rea's room, totally her favourite colours

Cai's paint colours. We're getting a red racing car bed to go up against that blue wall...

The bathroom sinks, counter-tops and fixtures

The fabulous bookshelf which was built into a recessed wall, at the foot of the staircase (not the greatest pic since I wasn't using the right lens)

The interior door levers:

Okay, I think I got most of it.
Fingers crossed we get to move in soon :)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sleepless Nights

So, I'm not a great sleeper when Oshean isn't home.
Even on his call nights, I tend to pace up and down the passage, too restless to even read.

But it's been a week since he's left, so I'm sort of settling down.
Not sleeping a whole lot,
But reading and watching the odd movie here and there...

I have a pile of novels which have been turned into movies to read.
"The Secret life of Bees", "Nights in Rodanthe", "The Kite Runner" and so on...
I havn't watched the movies yet...tend to read and then watch...
Kinda anal that way.

Loved these two movies in particular:

(French dialogue - English Sub-titles)

I even got a little crafty and dressed up an old tin in which we now proudly store our Band-Aids :)

Everything, except the ribbon is Upsy Daisy Designs Product

That's it for today.
Happy Sunday everyone...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Opera Day

The girls' school had the Alberta Opera group visiting today. So to get into the spirit, the staff and students got to dress up as though going to an opera (bear in mind we're still in the minus temps and the snow lies thickly on the ground).
But the Naidoo girls never back down from an opportunity to play dress up and here's how the morning shaped up:

Rea (green sleeve) and Ara (reflected in the mirror), checking on their hair and make-up (just chapstick ;))

Trying to get everyone to look at the camera is a challenge!!!
Poor Cai still had his wonky morning eyes (and hair!)

We even managed to get in a mini piano recital (look how elegant Ara looks)

Okay, elegant from the waist up it would

And of course the Grand Finale...(note the cracker in his left hand)

How about that big drooling grin?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

These flowers were delivered to our home on Tuesday.
I took a pic for Osh 'cause as hard as I'm trying I'm not sure they'll survive until he gets home.

The kids are okay...
all starting to show signs of missing their Dad.

We're crossing out the days on the calender in the kitchen.
Every day a big black "X" covers the day which has passed.

In the meanwhile the boys were playing hard today.

and someone found his sister's princess carriage...ssshhh!

I should get a pic of the girls.
They were at piano classes when I snapped these of the boys...

I'm off for the evening.
Completely and utterly exhausted....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

Thanks for all the words of encouragement and comfort...
It means a lot to us.

I told Hubby that I would update my blog with pics and a few anecdotes while he is away, so he won't feel like he's missing much.
So if my posts seem a bit "drivelly" and spazzy, please bear with me :)

Today is St.Patrick's Day, and the children were asked to wear green, and to bring green coloured foods and snacks to school.

I was inspired by *our favourite Seuss book* and whipped up this for the girls' lunches:

I was talking to my sis-in-law last night and was trying to explain how much snow we have here.
I figure a picture's worth a thousand words, so Kers, here's the fire hydrant in front of our house:

That's it for now...have a great week everyone...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Our family was devastated last week when Oshean's brother, at the age of 39, passed away after suffering a massive heart attack.

The last couple days have been so difficult.
Especially since we're so far away.
And our hearts ache.

Oshean is flying to South Africa at the moment and will be there on Tuesday morning.
The kids and I are here.
It was too little time to co-ordinate all 6 of us leaving on short notice.
So, we sit here, while our hearts are with our family in South Africa.

Rest in peace Deen...
You will never know how much you will be missed.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Crash and Burn

That's my P.C.
Sunday night it started acting really wonky and then shut off. When I tried to reboot it there was this awful burning smell coming from the tower.

Of course as luck would have it, I have a ton of photos on there.
I just hope we can salvage the hard drive.
The company is despatching a tech since the burning smell now places it under a "personal and environmental hazard" flag.

So for now I am just checking in from Hubby's office.
Which I can't see myself doing too often since the weather is WICKED!!!
Double Yikes!!!

So cross fingers for me that my P.C (which is relatively new and has all the bells and whistles) is salvage-able.
Well, at least my pics are anyway :(

Take care everyone!