We LOVE school holidays. It is so nice to be out of routine - to not have to get up at 6am every morning and get the boys ready for school. It's so nice to be able to hang out in our PJs till after 9am if we want, and so nice to not have to to drop boys off, pick boys up and run them to things after school.
I'm sooooo glad that 6 years ago Aaron decided he wanted to become a teacher. I really don't think I could survive (or enjoy!) school holidays without him home as well. I know we wouldn't be getting out half as much if he wasn't home as it's just so hard to go anywhere for long with Noah at the moment.
We have been trying to do something most days so the boys can get out of the house so we don't all go insane. Kobe was definitely the cutest shop keeper at Kids Paradise last week.
Earlier in the week we went tenpin bowling. The night before I kept asking the boys who was ready to get their butts whipped and they were all giving it back to me like they were going to win, but I was pleased to whip ALL of their butts - including Aaron who thinks he is the KING of bowling! :) Kobe actually LOVED it and decided that using Noah's ramp to bowl was pretty fun and wanted to have a go himself.
The best thing we did was buy a $50 family ticket for the Aquatic Centre for the school holidays. It gives you unlimited access to the aquatic centre for the two weeks, and a minimum of two people in your family have to use the pass each time. We figured we only needed to use it four times to get our moneys worth, but have already been 6 times and will probably go another couple of times before the week is up. The boys love it as they know they can go up every day if they want to. They quite often see friends from school there and when I asked them if they are getting sick of it they looked at me like 'are you crazy!!!?'. I don't think they will ever get sick of it.
Today I asked Kobe if he wanted to go swimming at 'the bucket' and he was soooo excited and said a big 'esss!' (yes!). We drove up there and he spotted the pool and I had to do a U turn to get a park and he started crying - thinking I was turning around to leave!! He was so devastated. He just loves it up there so much now and is such a water baby.
School holidays go way too fast, but before we know it we will be enjoying the summer holidays! Can't wait!