Thursday, January 28, 2010

a little break away.

so we popped up to a beach just nth of our place for 3 nights away. Stayed in a great bach. This beach is very popular. It has a camp site for tenters + caravans + avenues of baches.......its like a mini seaside town filled with adults + kids..........and I mean kids ............everywhere..........on the playground..........the river or the beach. And you know what its fantastic for the kids............they just come + go all day long + you know they are safe. And of course there were plenty of kids from school for our kids to hook up with!! And my kids loved the shop esp..........when do my country kids get to walk to the dairy + buy their ice creams!!??.........never!!.........and bike around till its dark!!

just to give you an idea what its like. This is not even quarter of the camp. We had a 3 storey place + looked over everyones bach!! And yeah shocker photo!!

So we spent a lot of time at the river rather than the beach. Kayaked, boggie boarded, made sand castles, buried each other, swam + the best bit .............. we fished!! I have a new addiction!! I loved it!! Mr T the fluke first time fishing ever caught a fish in 10 mins.

But wait there is more.............the stringrays go up + down the river!! One swam right past me on the rivers edge. Scarey to think about that dude that got stabbed at Kev's local windsurfing spot in Waitara last Monday. So anyway I was sitting on the edge of river enjoying myself + then something BIG snagged my pulled + pulled + I tried to windup + then broke my line + took my bait + was a stingray!!

my boy in pink!! love it how he doesn't care!!

so today is the last day of the hols!! I can't say I feel sad this year that my kids are going to back to school. The summer so far has being crap + we have hardly being to the beach. I can't remember a summer so bad!
we have done lots of things, had friends over, got a few swims in at the local pool + stayed a few nights at the beach...........but my kids are ready for school + a routine. Poor old Taidhg has asked since new year when does school start again (thats only cause he got a week + a bit in bf the hols).
So we are ready. Uniforms all shiney + bright, new books brought + omg I must say how expensive they were $173 if you please + I even had recycled somethings from last year + got specials!! And books are covered!
I'm secretly excited as I'm going to get a bit of me time back.
the only thing I'm not looking forward to is the early starts..........I have being very spoilt these hols with lie ins each day + getting to read books late into the night..........I mean late as in 1 or 2am sessions!!..........should i mention a coffee made for me + brought to my bed each morn.......what a man eh!!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

while the sun shines.........

we play on the waterslide + then lay on the hot concrete.
Remembering doing this as a kid?

we swim at our local country pool.

Flipper magic!! Ruby loves these flippers + apparently they make your swimming smoother!!Ruby brought them herself from the school gala for 50cents!! She's got the thrift thing going on like her mama!!

We practise rollerskating + we are getting better!!

and *sigh* I LOVE her skates..........I remember the freedom they gave me when I was a kid. I would spent hours practising........esp since i lived on a hill in the Hutt Valley + had to work out the safe way down without breaking anything!! Trees were handy to grab onto!!
I didn't have beautiful skates like Ruby's...........mine were tie on. But they serviced me well + I skated in them so much I wore the stoppers down!

The other night we went to NP to see "Where the wild thing are".
It was me that was busting to see it as i have always loved that book since I trained as a kindy teacher. And of course when I teaching I was always buying books for those future babies!!
So I didn't love it...........but then I didn't hate it! And damn it I cried at the end!!
The kids were funny...........I thought Ruby would like it but she wriggled + complained that she was hungry + tired all the way through it (and we just had dinner).
Finn wiggled his loose tooth the whole way through it + showed no emotion....... I mean lets not forget he decided to stick his hand in the drink holder just before the end + got it stuck!! Ruby suggested that we would have to replace his arm for a stick like Douglas off the movie!!
Taidhg took me by surprise + watched the whole movie totally enthralled by it......on the edge of his seat kind of stuff. I thought he would of being the pain in the butt but no + then he totally surprised me by bursting into tears at the end. He was heartbroken that Max left Carol behind. Thats when I started to cry + Ruby was crying too!!
Kev just shook his head.
Next movie on the list is "The Fantastic Mr Fox". Hopefully no tears in that one!!??
And yes the sorting + decluttering still goes bag of broken + crappy toys thrown out!!
over + out till after the weekend.......getting glammed up for a wedding + running away + staying in a penthouse suite!! (and yes NO kids)

Monday, January 04, 2010

So Kev asked.........

whats your new years resolution?

I replied - I don't do resolutions!!
1. I never stick to them
2. I make unreachable ones
3. I just let myself down again
4. most are about my weight (boring)!!

but hey I do GOALS.

so you ask yourself whats the difference?
resolutions to me is something that you are trying resolve or fix.
goals are aims that you would like to reach.......and the word seems more user friendly!

so my GOALS for 2010 are (in no particular order)

keep my fitness up

try windsurfing
complete decorating our house

complete blanket I started last winter for our bed

good choices

write letters again

get re-inspired in the kitchen

make a journal

organise myself better

get creative again
well I have started one today.............................organise myself better
I sorted out 9 bags of clothes today + made a new space in the craftroom.

so did you make goals or a resolution or maybe nothing??
all photos sourced from weheartit