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Max’s First Circus

5:32 pm Filed under: Family

Brian Boswells Circus

Last weekend we took Max and Oupa to the Brian Boswell Circus here in Pretoria.

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the circus, the last one I saw was pretty piss weak, can’t remember what it was called but it was in Corowa. So I didn’t hold much hope that this one was going to be much chop, and the first carnie we saw had one dead eye and no front teeth (why they had him running the kiddy’s ride I don’t know), but I was pleasantly surprised with the show.

They opened with a tiger show that was pretty crap, but the rest of it ticked all the usual circus boxes for me. Sure the performing poodles were a little disobedient and there wasn’t any midgets other than midget ponies, but the juggling and acrobatics were pretty decent and the triple stack tightrope walk was impressive.

All in all a pretty good circus experience, apart from the clowns freaking him out a bit Max loved the whole thing.

Max’s 2nd Birthday Party

5:37 pm Filed under: Family

His actual party was on Saturday at Zita park in Garsfontein. After an initial struggle to find a venue, it turned out really well appointed. There was plenty of grass to kick the ball on, and everyone enjoyed the play ground equipment.

Ouma backed up last years cake effort (Mario) with another awesome cake. This time it was Brewster from Chuggingtons, Max loved it and Kean managed to get an early finger in it.

 Brewster (Chuggingtons) Kids and the cake WP and Kean going for a slide Franca, Eloise, Max and Pete Kyle and Zali The girls Luke showing Max how the big chopper works Oupa tickling Max on the witches hat Eloise and Kean

Max’s 2nd Birthday Evening

5:34 pm Filed under: Family

That night ouma and oupa dropped in and Max was spoiled with even more gifts.

Loin... raaaaw Chopper flight Fun on the new slide Checking things out on top Family shot Serious Max All smiles

Max’s 2nd Birthday

5:40 pm Filed under: Family

Max’s birthday ran over a couple of days. It started Thursday morning with pressies from us (including a cool wooden train set). Max loved playing with it on ouma’s stoep in the sun.

More Pressies New train set Playing with the new trains Train Suprise Mum bub and train set Fahsha Ouma Bub and train set

Water Head Umbrella

5:02 am Filed under: Family

You know how sometimes when you pour water over someone’s head you get this perfect umbrella of water separating out around the head, well here’s our attempt to capture that (somewhat unsuccessfully) in photographic form.

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Poor little Maxy boy, it’s a good thing he doesn’t mind having water poured over his head!

Max Ready for Nursery School

1:49 am Filed under: Family

Max ready for day care

Nabbed this shot from my snazzy new iPhone the other day, I realised he’s been going to this nursery school for over a year and I’ve not got any photos of it.

This is him standing at the front gate, I cut out the ugly coils of razor barb at the top and managed to get in some JJ Abrams lens flare by mistake!

Max’s Jungle Gym

6:57 pm Filed under: Family


Dad got Max a little jungle gym for Christmas. He absolutely loves it! This was a little while ago but Kean and Max playing around with it was too cute.

Painting On My Brithday

6:02 am Filed under: Family

In the afternoon of my birthday we had another little painting session with Max, this time he was armed with a brush as well as his fingers.

He ended up with a fair bit in his hair and on his face but managed to punch out a good dozen master pieces.

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Sunday Fun

5:20 am Filed under: Family

We had a really nice fun day today, early morning fry up, then I re-screwed down the back deck ready for Thomas to start painting tomorrow. Meanwhile Zett and Max broke out the paints for some finger painting.

After Max’s nap we headed to Irene mall for a late lunch and to get Max some Duplo wheels. They’ve got a large wet area in between the main restaurants with a series of water squirters where the kids all go crazy. We’d packed some spare clothes for Max so he could get into it, he was pretty tentative but eventually got into it.

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All in all it was an awesome little Sunday.

There’s some more blog catch-up to got, here’s the first of a series on Kilimanjaro.

New years 2010

5:06 am Filed under: Family

Just being at Glen Gariff makes for a great day, and we had an awesome one. WP got out of bed fired up! He had 2 beers before breakfast. He was in party mode early on and inspired the rest of us.

That night we ended up playing a card game called Kings with the neighbors. Watched the fire works. Strolled down to the beach, upon which time WP crash dived in front of some of our fellow drinkers causing them to fall over (repeatedly). I thought it was very funny. We crashed someone else’s beach party and enjoyed their little fire for a bit. We ended up in the local hotel where they hosted a new years party and had a DJ. I can’t believe they let us in, but we had a good little boogy to end the day off.


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