|The World's Smallest Magic 8 Ball works|
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Monday, 25 June 2018
|Disney on Ice at Ticketpro Dome|
The show is getting better and better each year. We are looking at highlights of Disney one after the other. All the Disney princesses and princes from the great stories are included, and although we thought we could not handle another Frozen, the whole Dome was singing with gusto "Let it Go" together on Friday night. Your kids will totally thank you for taking them.
Thursday, 21 June 2018
|Time for "tooth-brushing" with Dentastix|
The Eldest has gotten two dogs this year. They are both Pekingese breeds, and both come from situations that were not as favourable. My daughter is very much involved with Peke Rescue SA, and has helped them with their social media, as well as get some of the dogs a home. She has done her bit as well with adopting one. Sometimes they stay with us, and sometimes they are at my daughter's fiance's house. They were so much spoilt, because she took them everywhere, even to work, but now she has taken up a new job. Luckily the two keeps each other company during the day. Our Pavement Special are not as impressed with them, but she tolerates them when they visit.
We did not know much of the the Pekingese breed before this, but they are lovely and very intelligent dogs. They are also great with children, and as companions. They are very cute!
|Pavement Special and Peki's with Dentastix - check the eyes|
We got the Pedigree Dentastix as a blog drop a while ago. The dogs sees it as a treat, but it helps with dental care. Apparently we should be brushing our dogs teeth also every day. (Cue "guilt") We are not doing it, but feeding them the Dentastix helped me feel a bit better. Their breaths are more palatable after chewing on it. Because smelly breaths give an indication of teeth health. (Cue "guilt" again)
|You brush, they chomp (Pedigree Dentastix)|
Do you brush your dog's teeth?
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
|Children need to be with their parents|
Why is this allowed to happen, and why is nobody doing anything? We are living in times of knowledge and insight, but we are so barbaric?
How can anybody sleep at night when knowing that children are forcefully removed from their parents? Surely their parents are looking for a better life for their children? That's why they are applying for asylum?
What am I missing? What am I not seeing? I don't understand it.
It feels as if my joy has been stolen by hearing of such atrocities. It is a human right violation of the highest malice. We know NOW we will come back to this and say that it is wrong. Why do it in the first place?
Some of the stories popping up on my timelines:
- Melania took a diplomatic stand against it: Melania Trump takes a brave stand against her husband's policies
- A Quora question: Did the Obama administration separate families at the border...
- Twitter threads of sounds of children being separated from their parents. (I can't and won't listen to it. I am bawling my eyes out already.)
I hope the lawmakers change the policies and very soon.
What can we do to help? I feel so powerless...
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
|Miss Fine in choir|
I am so proud of Miss Fine. She handled this semester with far less anxiety than I did. My own advice - to myself ;-) - on how to survive exams for moms helped me in stepping back. I am reminded again that it is better parenting when you are there to help, but not to do everything for them.
Miss Fine devised her own study method of compiling her work in very small booklets. It was in conjunction with art work, but it worked for her. She said the teacher also did not complain when she saw her making the booklets. She understood it was for study purposes. :-)
The exam papers have been coming back for signatures, and it all looks good. I am so proud of you, Miss Fine. Not only did she do netball this semester, but she also took part in a choir musical which culminated in the final show this past weekend (see photo by Deb above). They have worked so hard for the show, and they enjoyed it so much!A study method that she likes— Karen du Toit (@karentoittoit) June 8, 2018
- summary compiled in a booklet.
That’s Geography for today’s #Grade4Exams#ThatsHowYouDoIt#MissFine#SmartStudy#StudyMethod #exams101#MomCanRelaxNow#SAMomBlogger https://t.co/RG7qEqFSHl pic.twitter.com/aVIlxZk3Qx
Unfortunately we are still working, but we are looking forward to the upcoming wedding. Miss Fine is going to be the flower girl and I am going to be MOB - Mother of the Bride. We can't wait!
What are your plans for the school holidays?
Friday, 15 June 2018
|Wedding - MOB Dress-ready|
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
We need a place to relax and rejuvenate. J's Revive Wellness Spa do just that! I was fortunate enough to use my afternoon off last week to get a total spoil, with a facial, mani and pedi.
Spoiler alert! I had such a good experience and can only swoon about the luxury pamper I had. I was given the treatment in exchange for the review, but it was SOOOO good. I am already planning how I can fit it into my monthly schedule and budget. It's all about priorities, you all. ;-)
|J's Revive Spa - pedicure station|
Monday, 11 June 2018
|Annie Jr - Peoples Theatre|
SO. MUCH. FUN.
|At the Peoples Theatre on a Friday night - Perfect!!|
Annie an absolute delight - for the kids AND adults. We loved it!— Karen du Toit (@karentoittoit) June 8, 2018
Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻@peoples_theatre #AnnieJr#PeoplesTheatre#TheatreForTheFamily#ThingsToDoWithKids#TheatreForKids pic.twitter.com/mH5cQY10sq
Theatre veteran Jill Gerard says Annie is a firm favourite. "Annie stands for innate decency, courage and optimism in the face of hard times, pessimism and despair. Shje is an inspiration all of us."
Peoples Theatre has made available two family tickets (4 each) to be won here.
|Annie JR photo op|
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
|Bag of necessities - Letibalm, Natura Tissue Salts and Tissues|
Monday, 4 June 2018
|Future Nation School in Fleurhof|
Future Nation Schools are an exciting new private venture in schooling in South Africa. Their preschools and primary schools are based in Lyndhurst and Fleurhof with another preschool in Randburg. These private schools use the project based learning method in their schools with their preschools being Montessori focused. I had the pleasure of visiting the Future Nation School in Fleurhof, and was inspired by the architectural outlay of the school premises, as well as the educational zest of the teachers.
|Future Nations Schools - Fleurhof|
Future Nation Schools’ aim is to spearhead the African education revolution by providing a model that is both futuristic, technology enabled and epitomises excellence in Africa!
Friday, 1 June 2018
|Elena of Avalor - Disney Channel|
In the new episodes, Elena takes on more responsibility as a leader and delves deeper into the magical land of the jaquins. In the season two premiere episode titled “The Jewel of Maru,” Elena is visited by the ghosts of her parents on the Day of the Dead and meets another ghost named Amaláy who stands watch over the powerful Jewel of Maru.