Smurfy wishes for an awesome 2013 everyone :)
I seem to have misplaced my blogging mojo a few weeks ago. It's quite possible it got washed out with the litres-upon-litres of vomit (bleghhh) we were shovelling four to five times a day towards mid-December, when Sam struggled through possibly one of his most health-challenged periods. After 9 days of unbreakable fever, no eating, loads of slime, coughing, croup and of course the relentless v-wording it felt like we'd never see a healthy Sam again.
Needless to say, this trial too passed and Sam was healthy enough for us to go spend a few days in Stilbaai with family.
While Sam was sick, the only activity which seemed to keep him calm and comfortable was "going ta-ta" so at least once a day, after he'd gesture towards the garage waving his little hand eagerly, we'd take Sam for a no-destination drive. Thankfully the "ta-ta bug" was still biting on the way to Stilbaai so Sam had no trouble enduring the lengthy 4 hour drive.
Sam's been prone to lovely 2hr-long afternoon naps lately and with Dad being on holiday too, he eagerly took advantage
Meg and Chrisna waiting for the 2hr-long nap to end so that they don't have to be on noise restrictions any longer
Sam loving the 3-way chair enjoyed by his uncles and cousins over the last 35 years (Yes, really). Sam's Buzz Lightyear car had to of course be brought with, along with several other toys and favourite dvd's, to keep Sam's environment as familiar as possible.
On Friday afternoon we drove out to Sam's cousins, Cayla and Dewald, in George.
Sam was keen to join them in the pool but settled instead for some sideline flapping which left him just as wet anyway
Both Dewald and Cayla insisted on giving Sam one of each of their toys. From Dewald Sam got this really awesome light making, noise emitting, vibration yielding object.
And from Cayla, one of her babies :) to keep Sam company along the 2hr drive back to Stilbaai, along which Sam finally lost his "ta-ta bug"
For the first time in a long time, Sam had a really good night's sleep on Friday night.
Which meant we could hit the beach before 8am already to avoid both the extensive crowds and sweltering heat
All beached out and ready for breakfast in his Smurfy towel
Sam slept really well on Saturday and Sunday evenings, waking just before 10am yesterday morning. He was so keen to see the New Year in though that he was awake from just after 12am till just before 5am this morning...but is making up for it by still laying fast asleep right now.
Enjoy your New Year's celebrations everyone....here's hoping I stumble across that darn blogging mojo soon xxx