I think it was the Oh The Joys who suggested we try some magical thing called Chockits while in South Africa, and boy did I. We brought back three boxes (and I felt scared handing our form declaring absolutely nothing to the customs officer wearing blue rubber gloves -- why?!? -- but it wasn't like it was meat or produce or something like that), but even though the box proclaims, "18% Free," it's not nearly enough. We are nearing the bottom of the second box and we've only been home just over 48 hours. This is a bit disturbing, but they are REALLY good! Why oh why don't they sell them in Canada???
Anyhow, I've started sorting through the 1350 photos I was able to recover from various cds and memory cards, and I'm a bit unsure how to proceed. Do I make new posts for some of my favourites or do I republish old posts and add in relevant photos? Or do I just tell you to go to my flickr page? Suggestions? Anyone?
In the meantime, I think I will dip my toe into the ocean with photos of Swee'pea: his birthday and various encounters with sun, sand, air and water.
In the pool at Grandpa Cape Town's
Checking out the flowers at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
After getting grumpy in the stroller, we put him in the sling. I was totally terrified that the sunscreen wouldn't actually work, but it did. I am proud to say that he may have been eaten alive by mosquitoes but he didn't get burnt at all.
Checking out the mural at the District Six Museum. Sadly, I can't remember what it was about, but it was really nice.
Aha! A picture of myself that I actually like. You can see some of the mozzie bites on his arms and face.
After the swim at Boulders Beach (pictures below), it started to rain and we saw the most perfect rainbow I think I've ever seen.
With Gladstone, the guide who took us on the township tour, in the common area of the hostel with six bedrooms housing 54 (!) people. One family per single bed.
His birthday cake, complete with single candle and thai carrot garnishes.
After the cake explosion around Swee'pea's head, Stepsister's dog moved in for the cleanup.
Hola Fishies! (At the Cape Town Aquarium) Right after a woman came up and put some ointment on his mozzie bites.
Feeling the seaweed at the touch exhibition
After he studied the sand with his back to the ocean, he turned and discovered the ocean. He started crawling towards it, a gleeful grin on his face...
Until a wave surprised him and he started to cry.
He got over the surprise and enjoyed a swim around the sheltered bay. He discovered that he loves the taste of salt water and kept trying to drink it.
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