New Diet

Yesterday I decided, that today, I am going to start a new diet. Mainly for my own well being, not to lose weight. Breastfeeding is taking care of that.

You have heard of this diet. Everyone knows about THIS diet. Moms put their kids on this diet. Dentists highly recommend this diet.

What’s the diet you ask? The No Sugar Diet. Cutting out soda, EASY. I rarely crave them. Cutting out candy and sweets? WHAT? I don’t know how I will survive.

However, I feel the time has come to separate myself from my addiction. If you know me, you will know, this diet thing is going to be pure torture as I have no self control. I might become mean and have severe withdrawal systems! No candy? Zero sugar? Do people really live life this way? Will keep you posted on my progress. I never actually been on a diet…

This weekend the fam and I are headed to the Free State to visit with Johan’s family. His grandmother fell and broke her hip last weekend and things aren’t looking too good. Makes me sad to think we are only going now. Makes me really wish I was closer to my grandmothers. December 2012 is quite some time away. A lot can happen and they both HAVE to meet Ava.

The Free State is an extremely cold area, but I am looking forward to visiting with family. We don’t visit with them enough.

I am so excited about next Friday night. I honestly cannot wait! My friend Charlene has organized a fantastic date night for a group of our friends. Dinner and drinks at the new Lynnwood Bridge centre and then on to the Atterbury Theater to watch Barry Hilton, a South African comic. Saw him last December and I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants. In my defense, I was 8 months pregnant. This will be our first date night since having Ava. I think we are a bit overdue.

As with any outing, I feel like I have nothing to wear!! To the shops I must go!! If, I can ever find the time…

Here is what I spent last night dreaming about wearing next Friday:

This is so me, if I had a real budget for clothes.

How fun is this outfit? I can totally see me in this, especially with my new hair cut.

You have to go here see this dress up close. 

This outfit is boarder line want/NEED.

I have a work event coming up on the 3rd of August. Check it out here. Would love to have a new outfit for that as well. Something like this:

So me.

Man, I wish I owned this.

I think those are my legs! Where is my credit for this picture???

Oh NET-A-PORTER you are my champagne dream, yet I only have beer pockets… I found all these dresses and I didn’t even make it past page 3!

Update: Just now, I went to the refrigerator for a water, inside was a shiny red can screaming, DRINK ME… So I did, then I grabbed a KitKat and ate all of it. Guess I’ll have to start the new diet tomorrow. 


ps: I changed the background, again, back to the 1st background I ever had. It makes me happy and feels like spring. Spring is in the air. Well, with a bit of wishful thinking.

Ava’s School Report

On the 24th of May, Ava’s school report read:
Ava het baie mooi aangepas en geniet die maaitgies baie. Sy drink haar bottel goed. Geniet die aand.
My translation:
Ava is the most wonderful kid we’ve ever had in class! All the other children just adore her! Everyday, she drinks all her milk like a good little girl. Have a good night.
Google’s translation:
Ava has adjusted very nicely and enjoys her friends a lot. She drinks her bottle well. Enjoy the evening. 

Either way you look at it, it is a pretty darn good report. Mommy is very proud that her little girl is adjusting to school. Still breaks my heart to say goodbye to her every morning, but at least I know she is happy. 

In other Ava news, she has found her voice!! And just like her Mommy, she likes to use it!! On Monday, when I went to school to pick her up, the moment she saw me she squealed! It was the moment I have been waiting for! Just a little recognition, but it went a long way. Melted my heart like a chocolate fountain. 
We all know our little ones love us, that their mom is number one. Well, deep down we do. That all the late nights and hectic diaper changes are appreciated… But until they show it, there is this incy wincy doubt that you just can’t shake. The moment they do, it is music to your ears. 
For a split second, you know, she loves you just as much as you love her.  

Here is the little Miss Ava, all dressed and ready for school. Sorry for the bad quality of photo, shot it with my mobile. I take one of her every morning, to help me get through the day. Such a happy baby. 
Thank you Aunt Natalie for the awesome shirt! And Aunt Sherrill for my Baby Gap skinny jeans. Johan said all the mom’s were ogling this morning, they’d never seen skinny jeans on a baby before.


I am proud to introduce,

Miss Isabella Jocina Hofmeyr
Born the 19th May, 2011 @ 13:00
3.08 kgs / 6 lbs 7 oz
Isabella Jocina Hofmeyr
Such a sweet baby!
Here she is wearing my favorite outfit of Ava’s newborn clothes. Look how big it is on her?!

Another beautiful girl, added to our clan of gorgeous women. Ava and Issy are going to be the best of friends, I can see it now!
As my friend Marissa always says, STAY BEAUTIFUL!


ps. I almost change the background of this blog like I change my underwear, everyday. Just bare with me. 🙂 This one is called Sweater Weather, which is what we are experiencing here in SA at the moment.