As I mentioned yesterday, we spent the weekend in the Drakensberg near John, Debbie and children. We had a most blessed time. The littlest Hedges has grown like the proverbial weed and everyone is blooming with health and happiness, praise God. We had a wonderful weekend and a special time of fellowship together.
Debbie with our third and fifth grandchildren. The blonde angel is 20 1/2 months old while her baby brother - who made a hasty appearance in the Karoo in May this year - is five-and-a-half months old and thriving. Aren't they just TOO beautiful?
This little beauty doesn't intend to pander to any of our expectations that she should walk. She still crawls all over the place (with the speed of light!) and we think she does walk when no-one is watching. Here her older sister placed her in the doorway and with her mum, beckoned her closer. Gran was ready with the camera! She took a few steps and then sank to the ground and crawled the rest of the way. Her dad also took long to walk; she will walk when she's good and ready!
Three of our four beautiful Kwa-Zulu Natal grandchildren "ride" granddad's bike. We always rent this, Wattle Cottage for our stays in the Berg. John and Debbie's land is only a kilometer away to the front the of motorbike
The children and I walked to a half completed future guest house near Wattle Cottage. Here the two oldest were picking up wood cuttings to play with back at Wattle Cottage, while I collected for the little one in my arms
Grant, John, Debbie and the littlest Hedges joined us at the cottage which is still a work in progress. This abode is a wooden structure. The owners bought a defunct garden shed from a nursery which closed down in Durban and transported the pieces to the Berg earlier this year. At the end of July when we rented Wattle Cottage (as we always do), they had thrown the concrete foundation. When we arrived there four months later, we were most impressed to see the progress that had been made. The owners live and run their business in Durban, 160kms/100miles from the Berg and can only work on this property over the weekends
Grant and our two oldest grandchildren walk to the dam below Wattle Cottage. Grant and I received full toiletry bags on our flight back from Khartoum. Instead of opening them, we kept them for these two children who were THRILLED with the teeny toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash and other interesting items (Look Gran, a pen!) in the bags. Here they swing their "gifts" as they walk along with Granddad
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