One-year-old Abby "almost" started to walk while we were home. Joel builds his LEGO motorbike (what else) These two sweeties are Angus and Amanda's children
Top: John boating on the dam with Eryn and Joshua. Note Eryn, the natural photographer. Of course, Joshua never stopped fishing for those two days either! Bottom: oldest granddaughter's stance very much like granddad's. And ten month-old Israel crawling across the lawn.
Top: Four-year-old blonde Bethany smiles happily into the lens. Bottom: Both Bethany and three-year-old Elijah love cats. Mmm, I wonder where they get that from?
Elijah, always on the go. His mode of dress reminds me of the farmer-brother of Jon in the Garfield series
Enjoying ice-cream lollies at a small shopping complex near the Guest Farm: Eryn, (10) Joshua, (6 1/2) Elijah (3) and Bethany (4). Ten-month-old Israel was at home with his mum (probably crawling around the lawn!)
Three generations pose at a breakfast stop near Cape Town: Grant, younger son, Angus and his son, Joel
Grant and Joel "race" old motorbikes in a play area at a farm stall near Marquard
Back home in Marquard, Grant found an old lawnmower engine at a local garage. He cleaned it and ensured all parts could be removed. Then he gave Joel a set of sockets, his own shelf in granddad's workshop and showed him how to disassemble the motor. He told him each part name which Joel repeated. Then he taught him how to put the motor together again, asking Joel which part he was working with. Within half-an-hour Joel was able to disassemble and reassemble the motor and could name almost all the components!
Next time home Grant wants to find him a Robinson hot air motor in working condition. I can just picture that little Joel's face if he assembles the motor, turns on a switch and it roars into life! I know that Grant enjoys working with part again, as it's been fourteen years since he's gotten his hands dirty.
Granddad shows three-year-old Joel which socket to use next
In South Africa a boy is never too young to learn to braai!
And a girl is never too young to ride a bike!
Praise God for digital cameras, computers and other modern technology. At least, while we're separated from our precious families, we able to view all the photos and keep in contact with our them by Skype, e-mail and on CHAT.
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