Our morning ritual … beach time.
hilarious water fight with friend sam.
time at ye ol faithful lighthouses.
koolest kid on the block watching parachuters jump from planes.
well, actually … we’ve just been on a summer holiday. and let me tell you it was h.o.t. HOT. luckily our friends have just installed air-con – so this pregnant mumma did not melt from the heat. did i tell you it got to 42C (106F) the other day?!?!?! sheesh. There was no moving me off of that couch under the air-con. NO WAY. the day was #catastrophic which was quite scary for most of the state. i am so thankful that we do live in a country with excellent fire, ambo’s, ses & cops. they seemed to keep most fires under control. phew !
here are a couple of pics from our holiday. it is the second time we have house sat for some good friends of ours who live on the south coast. we used to holiday with them each year up in QLD. since having kids we have made the decision that our time with the kids’ grand-parents is oh so special & we have asked our friends if we can stay in their house while they are away. this means we get to see nana & pa (who also live on the south coast) each day for a whole week ! yippee ! the kids just adore their nana & pa and it is such a treat to be able to ‘pop in’ for a morning or afternoon, or even have them ‘pop in’ to us. nana & pa even have a pool. wow.
we set up a pretty good routine of going to the beach each morning before the heat hit, home for a smoothie, sleep for miss v, then off to nana & pa’s house each afternoon for a swim. we chopped and changed if needed, but that was pretty much our routine & it worked out great. we also had the chance to catch up with some other good friends & their kids (see miss v having a good ‘ol water fight with sam?) as well as my SIL & BIL and our newest nephew. i. just. can’t. wait. for. our. baby. to. arrive. we visited our favourite spots including the lighthouse and this year we tried a new cafe His Boy Elroy. Let’s just say it was a HUGE win. Get there if you can. Just do it.
mark & i did a lot of work too. i got stuck into some psychology for teachers (piaget & vygotsky to be precise) and mark blogged about his recent scholarship trip overseas where he has been researching Project Based Learning. we also set up a separate bank account for each of our kids which we have been meaning to do for, well now, three years… oooops! a bit negligent !! on the relaxing side, we watched plenty of Test, 20/20 and One Day cricket while sipping on latte’s in the comfort of our *own* home. Bliss !
We had a fabulous time and it was also incredibly nice to come home refreshed & ready for the (*massive!*) year ahead.
thank you tony & meg for lending us your house. i was paranoid i would ruin your veggie garden (photos to come) so watered it diligently. i am always paranoid that nebby will kick the bucket on our watch … he’s getting so old … needless to say, his age made him more enjoyable for the kids to pat without fear of being bitten or scratched this year i hope you guys feel as refreshed as we do.
until next year faithful holiday friend !