This time four years ago she had just given birth to Sebastian, and I was a week shy of entering my third trimester. (Little did I know that Goran would be making an unfashionably early entrance three weeks later. But that's a story for another day.)
Although Lee and I don't share any history with Nick and Tash prior to Joburg, we've got so much in common, and we've been through a lot together over the past decade. Seb and Goran have been going to the same playschool for the last two years, but it's only over the past couple of months that they seem to have forged a real little bond. Watching their friendship blossom recently, both in and out of school, has been very sweet.
Today we went through to celebrate Seb's birthday at Elf's Hill in Chartwell West. Tash and I have this kind of 'agreement' that we'll take photos for each other at our boys' parties, as any mother of small, active kids knows it's virtually impossible to do so when you're playing host.
Below are some pics of the boys as 'tummy buddies' (in utero), and then today...
Above: Tash's birthday dinner at George's on 4th in Parkhurst, 16 July 2010. I was five weeks preggers here, but I didn't know it yet. All I remember was not being able to stomach alcohol that night. I drank Appletiser.
Below: Breakfast at Tintswalo at Waterfall, 17 October 2010. My bump at 21 weeks.
Above: Taking my five-and-a-half-month-old fetus for a night on the town, 29 October 2010.
Below: At Madame Zingara in Melrose Arch with Lee, Nick and Tash a few hours later. Such a great evening!
Below: Seb's party this afternoon
Above: Goran won Pin the Tail on the Donkey!
Below: Speaking of elves, is this not the BEST family Christmas card you have ever seen, like EVER?! Lee, Goran and I busting our moves in elf suits to dodgy techo on YouTube. Bwhahahahahahahahaha!!!