Frugal Living

Buying a new house, having a baby, going on maternity leave, petrol price hikes, high food cost have really taken a toll on our budget.  Let me just say that there has been some cutting back in the Pillay household when it comes to spending.

First thing we have cut out was take aways.  This has not only helped reduce our spending but has also been keeping us healthy.  Friday nights were usually take away nights, since Hannah enjoys making her own food we have been making homemade take aways.  We have been having pizzas, wraps, burgers, wors rolls with home made chips.  Hannah loves putting together her burgers, and adding toppings on pizzas ….I think she definitely takes after me in that regard.

6 month Pediatrician appointment

This Tuesday was Eli’s 6 month check up with the Pediatrician  (I know its late but the she was on holiday and only got back this Monday).

We went to the appointment and I made a list of concerns that I wanted to chat to her about.  One of the things on my list was the fact that Eli can turn from front to back but not the other way around and the other was that he cannot sit unaided and falls to his side.

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Parks and Recreation

I have lived in our area since I moved to Jozi a little over 10 years ago and we have been married for a little over 9 years.  We used to live in a two bedroom townhouse in an upstairs unit.  Hannah never really had much space to play around in and we used to wonder if there was a park in our area that we could take her to so that she could ride her bike and just run around and let off some steam. Continue reading

The kidlets are sick

On Sunday Eli got up and he didn’t seem himself and I wasn’t feeling great as well.  I told N that I wasn’t going with him to church and Eli can stay with me and we’ll rest for the afternoon. After Hannah and N left for church I took Eli to put him down for a nap and he just wouldn’t nap.  He was niggly which is very out of character for my usually happy boy. Continue reading