Monday, December 19, 2005
A weekend at the beach to invigorate us all and enjoy spending time as a family. It is amazing how we can survive the weekend cramped in a small apartment - yet we are intent on extending our house to be huge! We survived with dinner and cutlery for 6 and no dishwasher- yet I would love more plates at home and a new dishwasher. Kids only had a few pencils and paper - yet I have bought them new and fancy ones for Christmas. I survived with one pair of shoes - yet own loads and loads! We each had one book to read - yet own so many we have yet to read. I know this is the beauty of holidays - yet it would be good to live more in holiday mode in our normal life!!
This is what you make a dear friend who is leaving us to move to the tropical north of Australia. This is for her to wear in the middle of winter in her pool (as is is still hot enough to be swimming) and she can think of us down south in our scarves and hats!! Her favourite colour is red.
Zoe being a big girl and playing in the (mini)surf!! Marcel and I have accepted the fact that while the kids are small we will have to frequent the "safe" beaches so the kids can play happily and safely. But we do look forward to later years where we can all body surf as a family.
"Oh Christmas Tree"....the kids and I put it up one afternoon after school and we are pretty pleased with it. These decorations are a few years old and are from Ikea. Obviously I allowed the girls to choose the pink and purple.....we bought all new plastic decorations at the time because where we were living was tiled floor and the kids being small and smashed baubles wasn't something i wanted to live through over Christmas.