Tuesday, January 10, 2012

School Holidays

I LOVE school holidays! I can sleep in, take my time with things, read my books and spend quality time with my kids. Tonight I am winding down after a huge day visiting Taronga Zoo. The last time we visited this zoo Maya was 1 and Connor was 3.
 Cute weren't they! The weather was beautiful and we had a blast with good friends. Gee, it really does get easier the older they get. They were so well behaved and had so much fun.

Spectacular day to take in the spectacular views.

The days have been quite busy. The kids have loved having friends over as well as popping out here and there.
Entertainment central!

 Boys clowning around in the pool.

We have enjoyed a couple of movies in the afternoons - when we need some down time after a busy day. I had bought a little while ago an old favourite - Sound Of Music and finally got around to showing it to Maya. I have created a monster! I think she has now watched it about 7 times!!! She loves it - just like I did when I was a little girl.
 Another blast from the past...a local milkshake bar. I took the kids the other day after Connor's first guitar lesson. They do REAL milkshakes. Big and cold and YUM. (He loved his guitar lesson too)

Holidays also give me a little time to enjoy the kitchen too. I am no chef...actually I'm fairly hopeless except for a few things I do OK, but I do like cooking (when it's not too hard and it turns out well!) Yesterday afternoon I picked up some prawns, googled a recipe and, with a glass of wine in hand, cooked a simple, yummy meal.

 More playdates ahead this week. More gardening too...and the long awaited front turfing is penciled in to happen Saturday...must order it tomorrow! Photos of that to come.

Off to soak my weary feet! What do you love doing with the kids in the holidays? Any 'ritual' outings or activities? I'd love to hear.



  1. Amen to your comment - it really does get easier as they get older (well, somethings do!).

    We've taken it pretty easy these holidays, but have been to the movies and the tennis and over to South Bank and GoMA. We don't really have any serious rituals, but relaxing is definitely number one on our agenda.

    I'm really hoping that we have a pool to hang out in next Summer. I don't think we'll even leave the house!!

    Glad you're enjoying your hols

  2. Southbank looks excellent! Wish we had something like that nearby. Will have to look up what GoMA is. It is so important to relax when you can. Your year ahead will be a big one with the build. We were in exactly the same position this time last year. Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly and you are kicking back by your pool next summer.

  3. Your prawn pasta looks yummylicious!!!

    Glad to hear you had a great time at the zoo <3


    1. Hey, I just worked out I can reply directly to people's comments...cool! And yes it was delish thanks B!

    2. It's a new feature I think. Pretty cool!

  4. I had to copy you so we had the same thing tonight! Thanks for the inspiration!


  5. Looks like a great day out!
    Just got back from my summer holiday so I'm catching up all the lovely posts I've missed!
    Happy New Year to you & all the best for 2012!
    Melissah from Coastal Style