We are just about to finish two weeks of school holidays and about to start Term 2 at school. We've had a really relaxing break and didn't really plan on doing anything at all except sleeping in and doing things close to home. It sounds like we are keeping Burger Junkie in business as we went there to celebrate being on school holidays. It was nice to have Jay home for a week a half because of the Easter break.
We spent the Easter weekend at my Mum's house and decided to try our hand at fishing. We used to always fish with Aaron off the jetty every summer, but we haven't done it since he passed away. We had no cue what we were doing, so we did what everyone does when they have no idea about something and googled it :) Mum's house is just up the road for a jetty, and it was obviously a very popular spot as there were so many people fishing there.
On the first day we tried fishing with lures and Jay and Kobe both caught a couple of little ones. They were very excited!
Everyone that was fishing around us were having more luck with bait, so the second day we tried that. We were cracking ourselves up as we were getting little nibbles all the time and losing our bait, but not catching anything. Kobe finally caught a small one and we had everyone laughing around us, as we were trying to get it off the hook and back in the water and were squealing.
Harri almost pulled up a crab, but it got off on the last second.
On Easter Sunday we went to visit my brothers and their families as they were camping near Deloraine. We weren't keen on camping all weekend with them, especially as Mum wasn't well and wasn't up to camping. It was nice to go and visit them for the afternoon and evening and to have a beautiful pot roast cooked over the coals with them.
Harri really loved fishing even though he didn't catch anything, so he was excited to try fishing at the river.
It's always nice to slow down and feel like 'just a mum' again when it's holidays. When I'm working full time I feel like I never have enough time with the boys. We are lucky that Kobe's school is close to our house, so we often go over there to play basketball. I always love seeing Noah's memorial garden.
The weather was really nice during the first week and a half of school holidays, so we made the most of it and spent some time on the beach. It wasn't warm enough to swim, but the boys had fun kicking the footy together and Milly was in heaven.
One day Harri went to work with my Mum. She does inspections on accommodation where seasonal fruit pickers stay, and the person who usually goes with her couldn't do it one day. Harri had a great time with her. I'm sure that Mum must've shrunk!
While Harri was with Mum, I took the opportunity to have a one on one date with Kobe. He loves it when we spend time together, just the two of us. It was a beautiful day, so we went for a walk on the beach and then he chose Bento for lunch.
Harri had been asking me about Aaron's clothes recently because he knew that he would have some cool sports tops that he wanted to check out. We had all of his favourite t-shirts made into a quilt by my cousin Toni just after he passed away, and I put away all of his geurnseys and jerseys into a blanket box in my bedroom, but the rest of his clothes I just packed away in the garage. It was strange pulling them all out again, as there were so many memories when I saw particular items of his clothes.
It was the strangest feeling after I had washed his clothes and had chosen which ones I was going to keep, that I just felt like I could've folded them and put them away in our cupboard like nothing had ever happened. It was like the last seven years hadn't happened and he was really still here.
It's been so nice having two weeks to rejuvenate, sleep in, catch up on Netflix and spend time together. I'm actually looking forward to getting back to work as being busy is good for me. Sometimes when I'm not busy I find that I get really down as the days can be long without Aaron here. I'm sure in a few weeks I'll be wishing it was school holidays again though!