It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, probably the longest I’ve gone without blogging since I started almost two years ago! But after you read this post, you’ll realise why!
6 weeks of bliss! No school lunches, uniforms, homework, drop offs and pick ups. No major deadlines or routines. Freedoms to come and go as we please and the flexibility to do what we want when we want…that’s right school holidays!!!!
As I write this blog, it saddens me that it’s all about to come to a sudden hault. Lay ins will become a thing of the past, soon we will be in the full swing of things where each day rolls into the next of rushing, stressing and beating my head up against a brick wall because we will be juggling 12 balls instead of 3! But then I keep thinking…10 weeks and we get to relax all over again:)
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed these school holidays. I love every holiday with my babies and I will admit it’s not the best school holidays we’ve had, but it came close to perfect!
The first week leading up to Christmas was always going to feel as busy as a school term, as so much preparation needed to be done in the way of present buying, wrapping and cooking, that by Christmas Day, I was so glad it was here and usually I’m always bummed that it’s over, but this year I wasn’t. I think that had a lot to do with the fact that we were setting off on a two week holiday to Burleigh!!!!!
Our annual beach holiday was awesome. Holidays, beach, relaxing, family time…all things that equal bliss to me. Each day we literally got up, exercised, ate, swam at the beach, then the pool, ate, had a rest and then repeated it all over again. We went fishing a few times and enjoyed our nightly soccer matches, walks along the beach and even the odd night swim. The kids call it their second home.
Where we stay – Keylargo Family Apartments, is such an awesome place for families. Because it’s not a high rise unit block, all the units face the common area that overlooks the pool and barbecue areas. Each day the kids would meet new friends and we would meet new people to talk to…I highly recommend anyone with small children to check it out!
Going home after our holiday hurt big time lol. The time went to fast and we could have easy done another week, but all good things come to an end eventually and some people had to go back to work…my husband was one of them;( The kids and I have spent the last couple of weeks swimming at mum and dads, playing with their cousins, spending their Christmas vouchers at Build a Bear, using their Dreamworld and Whitewater World passes and enjoying playing with their new Christmas presents at home!
This is what we got up to over the past 6 weeks…
I love looking back at the memories that we’ve created these school holidays – they will always be cherished. With the new year starting with numerous hurdles, it hasn’t stopped us from having fun and laughing together – together we pull through the harder days and come out the other side smiling! I’ll miss my babies when they return to school…they are amazing to be around!
Tomorrow marks the start of another school year for me and my babies. I start the year off teaching prep/year 1 Special Ed, Bailey is going into year 3 and Sienna year 1! Mia is at home with mum and I for another year…I just filled out her preschool enrollment forms for next year…sob sob;(
Thank you to my wonderful family and friends who contributed to an awesome summer holiday! I wish everyone a great successful school year. I have quite a few friends whose children start prep tomorrow…good luck guys!!
Goodbye holidays…see you in 10 weeks!