It's literally the last few hours of our school holidays, before we head back to Term 4. We were all so ready for holidays as all of us had been sick over the last few weeks of Term 3. I actually find it hard to settle into holidays at first. I'm always running on adrenaline and going from working full time, to not having anywhere to go and nothing to do, takes a little bit of adjusting to. The first few days I kept waking up at 6am, but it didn't take long until I was waking up at 8.30am and still wanted to sleep longer.
It was AFL grand final weekend on the first weekend of the holidays. It was fun getting a text message from my sister in law (Aaron's sister) Trudy, who had run into my brothers Eden and Chrish in Melbourne. Richmond were playing the Crows in the grand final, and my brother Chrish is a huge Crows fan, as well my cousins Ty and Cade, so they all decided to go to Melbourne for the weekend, to enjoy the grand final atmosphere, even though they didn't have tickets to the game.
Jay has been working hard on a short film he is making for his Media class at school. It's a comedy and when he told me the concept of it, it sounded ridiculous but it's actually hilarious and is turning out really well. His friends came around to help him with it earlier in the holidays. Some were acting, and others were helping with the sound etc. Here they are checking out the shot.
I love having teenagers in the house. There's always lots of laughs.
It was so nice to have some time to catch up with friends during the holidays. I haven't seen my cousin Tim and his wife Helene a lot over winter, so it was good to meet up at different times with the kids, and also go out for tea with them. I'm not sure who has the most fun though out of the kids or Tim and I!
It was also lovely to catch up with Simone and her husband Simon and their kids. We all went to the pool together one night, and I didn't get any photos, so this one will have to do. How cute is Emerson who is now 9 months old.
One day we went for a kick up at Aaron's oval. It still blows me away that he has a whole oval named after him. It's such a special place for us to go.
home and garden maintenance business) to come and do some tree trimming and garden work for me, and it was so good to get those jobs done as I can't do it myself.
One day we went for a huge walk/skate along the road near the beach.
Reliquaire shop opened while we were staying at Mum's house, so we went to check it out. It burnt down a couple of years ago, so everyone was very excited that it has reopened as it's an amazing shop.
Kobe didn't come with us, but went and played with his cousins instead. It was fun running into my nieces Chloe and Kelsea there.
Tas Rocks a few months ago, but we hadn't gotten into it back then. We found a few rocks at a playground one day, and then I looked at their Facebook page to read more about it. Just as I looked there was a post from someone who had painted some amazing rocks, who had just done a rock drop at City Park. I showed the boys the photo of the rocks, and they were keen to see if they could fine one. They were very lucky to find one each.
Kobe was then very keen to paint some rocks of his own, so to finish off school holidays we painted some rocks and did a rock drop at Punchbowl Reserve. He was very excited when someone posted on the FB page that they had found some of them.
I went up to school for a couple of hours to get ready for school, and Harri and Kobe came with me. They loved checking out the flags (which represent which countries our students have come from, or come from now) in the quadrangle.
We also called in and saw my cousin Fil at her Happy Biome studio. She's very clever and has created and made a lot of her own natural skincare and cleaning products. Her studio is so beautiful.