We’re half way through the school holidays here and loving it!
I love the opportunities that the school holidays bring – a much needed break from routine, slow mornings, activities of our choosing (or not).
Yes, the kids bicker and argue sometimes but luckily the fun times outweigh these moments and overall I love the chance to spend some quality time with my girls.
For many years while I was working, I dreaded the approach of school holidays as I worried and wondered who I could get to look after them or what school holiday programs I could enrol them in (and actually be happy to attend).
I try to mix it up a bit by allowing the girls to choose a couple of outings each week, mixed with some much needed days at home. You can also take a look at a previous post for some simple, low cost school holiday activities if you’re in need of some ideas.
So far these school holidays we have had a girls days out shopping and been to the Royal Melbourne Show, which was an extra special treat as it’s a rather expensive outing but we haven’t been in years so thought we’d treat ourselves to a fun family day out. This week, we will head to the pools and each of my older girls have a planned catch up with one of their friends.
On Sunday, we spent the morning at the park with friends followed by the entire afternoon in the backyard doing some work in the garden, playing basketball, taking a dip in the spa which we have just refilled again, scooter races and more. We ended the evening with some yummy fish and chips and relaxing on the couch watching some television. It was a busy day, yet it still felt ‘slow’, and I have to say that we all slept well that night!
Today I’m continuing my series Living Loving Making Baking – a monthly update on what I have been up to lately, things I’m loving, what I’m currently reading or watching, crafty projects, recipes I have tried and so on.
Here’s what’s been happening my way lately…