It's hard to believe that we are half way through our summer holidays already. I used to dread holidays because the days can be so long at times, and they still can be long, but now I'm really starting to enjoy the time off. I think now I just dread 'celebrations' such as Christmas and birthdays, rather than actual holidays, because celebrations can still be hard.
It's nice to have some busier days when we go out and about, and then some quiet days where we just hang out at home. The boys would hang out at home every day if I let them (except for Kobe who asks every day 'are we doing something fun today?' meaning 'are we going out somewhere'), but after a couple of days at home I go a bit crazy and have to get out.
It has been nice to just do things on the spur of the moment and I've decided to keep my good camera at home, so we can just enjoy the time. I hate it when I get back that I don't have any really nice photos, but usually get photos on my phone. I'm sorry to anyone who follows me on Instagram as I tend to just recycle a lot of my Instagram photos on my blog, but my blog is really just my family journal so I want to make sure that I record what we have been up to.
I'm very lucky because all my boys love to sleep in. This morning we had plans so I woke them up at 9.30 am and got into trouble for waking them on school holidays! It's nice to sleep in and I don't know how we are going to cope when school goes back. I love my bed all the time, but especially now with my gorgeous 'A' and 'L' cushions that my friend Simone gave me for Christmas.
when we went there about six months before Noah passed away, but once we got there they remembered a lot about that day.
While we were in Hobart we visited our friend Clare who is staying at Ronald McDonald House as she has been having trouble with her pregnancy. It was lovely to go back there, and we had a lot of nice memories of staying there, even though that's where we were when Noah passed away. It was nice to see that they were actually staying in the room that we stayed in a few times.
When Harri saw this he straight away remembered being there with Aaron. Both boys wanted to have a bowl, just like Aaron did when we went there together.
The boys desperately wanted their own hurricanes gear, and were very excited to get a t-shirt.
We stayed in Hobart for the night with our friend Sarah and her family, and had a lovely time at their home. The boys were especially excited about their cool rumpus room with a basketball shoot out game. We had lots of fun playing off each other.
Harri gets along so well with her son Taj and wishes that they lived closer, so they could hang out more.
geocaching with some friends, who do it often. It was fun to learn how to do it, and also a lot harder than I thought it would be. We ended up finding three caches.
I hope that the next few weeks of holidays don't go too fast, because we are just starting to really relax, and have a lot more that we want to do before school goes back. I'm starting to panic because I know that we will be back at school before we know it, and I want to make the most of the last few weeks of holidays.