It feels like just the other day that I was taking bump photos and painting Oli’s Mickey Mouse nursery. In actual fact, it was seven years ago!
Oliver turned seven on the 22nd of September!
What an honour and privilege it is to watch him grow up! If there is one thing that I have come to realise over the past couple of months it is the fact that Oli (and Lu) are first and foremost, God’s children. I have been entrusted to raise them to the glory of God. With the full weight of that knowledge comes a huge responsibility and of course, the relief in knowing that His plan with their lives will prevail, as long as we remain faithful!
Ever since we asked Oliver what he wanted for his birthday, his biggest wish was to have his very own cell phone. I personally feel seven is a bit young for a cell phone, but considering the fact that he has been saving his pocket-money for months, I wasn’t going to stop him if he really wanted one.
Albert and I decided we were not going to buy him a cell phone. We knew that if he received a little bit of birthday money, he would have more than enough cash to buy himself
And I am so thrilled that we didn’t because he has enough money to buy his own phone!
I truly believe the pleasure of knowing you have saved and worked for something yourself, far outweighs receiving it on a ‘silver platter.’
Instead of buying him a cell phone we bought him an inflatable volleyball net for the pool, along with
We started the birthday celebrations on Friday when Oli took homemade cupcakes to school!
Yes, you read correctly! The boys and I were baking up a storm on Thursday! Even though
Saturday morning we had a little pool party for him and a few of his school friends at home. His Ouma and Aunty Tracey joined in on the fun!
Saturday afternoon his dad took him out for an ice-cream. He got to spend some time
On Sunday morning after church, we had a little brunch next to the pool. We made flapjacks on the
Oli started ‘building’ his own boats, airplanes, etc from wood this year and it is so cute to see the pride he has in his creations! Rightly so!
The Year that’s been
Oli started grade 1 this year. He absolutely
Oli has numerous friends, including Zander, Stephan and Tori, although his very best friend is called Humphrey.
Earlier this year he played bulletjie rugby and even though he could have played with the Grade 2’s, he chose to join his own age-group so that he gets to play with Humphrey and Zander.
In May this year, Oli started doing Capoeira, something he has wanted to do since Logan and I started the game in 2015. Thankfully Jerry started a kiddies class and I am so pleased to see Oli enjoys it as much as he thought he would! There really is something so special about Capoeira and seeing Oli excel with some of the moves, makes my momma heart super pride. But even more so, is seeing Oli push himself and persevere despite the harder moves!
Keep going my boy, you have no idea how much potential you have!
It has been a good year, despite the challenges we’ve faced! Kawasaki disease is a new concept we’ve learned, one that wasn’t pleasant!
I also wish I could say, things are settling with our divorce proceedings, but it really is not, in fact, we’re on a bit of a rollercoaster at the moment.
Oliver, my sweet seven-year old!
Oli, my boy, I wish I could make this easier for you! Please know that my only intention is to do, what is in your best interest. I know that won’t make me the popular parent and I am okay with that! Know my motives are pure and my intention will always be, to do what is in your best interest! I am so proud of you and the young man you are becoming and I love you with all my heart!