Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Great Anticipation!

Great excitement in anticipation of Dad's return. Micaela spent the afternoon in the kitchen, and look what she cooked up! It doesn't only look good, but believe me - it tastes heavenly! We got to sample some of the 'regular' cookies / biscuits from the rest of the batch.
Here is our little Gustav with a monster size grasshopper... he took about ten minutes to tackle this snack! "CRUNCH CRUNCH" ... My stomach struggles to cope with it, but his doesn't!!! :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

New Baby Buffalo!

Oh what a stunning day! Sunny, warm, refreshed after the rains yesterday. And what a blessing to see the herd of buffalo this morning - three babies in total now! :)
Ken'll be home Wednesday. YAY
Carol is in for her Op today. YAY. We are all very glad that all is in place for that!
Happy Monday to you all!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mongoose CPR

Yup - you read right! On Friday during his usual feeding (he still drinks from the syringe with a small rubber teat fitted to the end - about 4 mls at a time) he somehow managed to choke! I got such a fright, and really thought I was going to loose him. He was very evidently not able to breathe, and his little body was completely stretched out and clawing for air. I prayed like crazy for him, pumped his little chest several times, and blew into his mouth three times before he started to breathe again, and move normally. I was so sure that he wasn't going to make it. What a fright! For the rest of the day, he didn't eat at all, and didn't want to play either. I felt so terrible! Thank goodness the next day he was fine, and eating like normal.
He is extremely playful, and moves at lightening speed. I don't think that he even has a 'walking' speed really! He is now eating grasshoppers, and the odd other insect. He is not that familiar yet at catching them for himself, unless their jumping legs have been removed, but it won't be long and he will have that figured out! He is very clever, and has figured out how to climb out of his little 'home'. His range of sounds and noises is growing every day, and we already know his happy, hungry, tired, thirsty, playful and 'need to wee!' sounds. It's quite crazy to think that someone so small can have such a huge impact on our lives. :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fishing friends and fun!!!

This little Gustav is really starting to play! It's too cute for words!!!

What a secial day JohnD's fishing trip was - despite all of the rain... it cleared up so beautifully. The kids just had toooo much fun. They ALL CAUGHT a fish and JohnD proved his passion with ease by out catching us all! It was special to visit with Wighard, Saar, Mica and Sume again, those little girls are growing up so fast! The girls decided on a mud bath!
This beautiful chappie surprised us on our way out... much to all of our delight. He enjoyed the left over bread!
Ya! Even I caught a fish! But JohnD caught the most....