school holidays are over and while i enjoyed them, i am so glad to be back into my routine...we seemed to have had a jammed packed holiday yet again, my head is still reeling! it seems so long ago i have forgotten exactly what we did :) the first week mick took a road trip with his brother paddy to visit his father and new wife in their new home in Hervey bay. that meant that i was left with the girls from early Tuesday till late Friday...it wasn't that different not having mick around cause he doesn't do a hell of a lot of house work but we did miss him. the middle Saturday was Claudia's 4th birthday which was a wonderful celebration, we rested up that night because the very next day was lilis special day!
lili was a zookeeper for the day at the famous Australia zoo. she had a blast and memories that will last forever. while lili had her 5 hours of fun we drove a little further up the hill to monteville where we spent a glorious day. i must admit i was a little worried that my 4 year old would destroy every shop in the street but she proved me wrong and was on her best behaviour EVER! we had a really really good time and i cant wait to go back.
it is a bit hard to see but that is lili, claudia and mia standing in front of a big sign with steve irwin jumping over their heads.
she got to watch the live show, in this photo which is on its side for some reason you can just make out terrie irwin bending down and bindi and bob off to the side. lili loved every second of her day, there were heaps more photos, too many to add here.
maybe one last one...every roll of film (in the old days) had to have...
after that day was over we prepared ourselves for the second week. we had wonderful visits from wonderful friends, we saw toy story 3 and tried not to cry. and we clean our house for visitors from the south...
micks younger brother, who is terminally ill with cancer, decided to have a birthday to remember, so people travelled from far and wide to help him celebrate. we made room in our home for his older brother and sister in law and their 3 gorgeous girls. in a house full of 10 people not a moment of silence and not one fight!! i loved having them here. they are easy going, the girls are well behaved and they are genuinely nice people. we had a lovely 3 days together and it was sad to see them go.
saturday night saw 33 candles being blown out...
paddy and his wife jordy put on a wonderful night. jukebox, daiquiri machine and a wonderful roast dinner. we had great time.
i snatched a photo of paddys son henry. he is always on the go i can never get him to sit still long enough for a picture!
paddys wife, jordy, in the middle with her brother and sister who travelled from south australia to be here.
the song that is playing is ' my sharona' (hit single for the knack) you can tell by the pursed lips that it is the part where they sing oooooooooooooohhh my sharona!! jordys sisters name is sharona! (the lady holding the baby)
and finally before the night was over the cake was cut and paddy said a few words of thanks.
we had a great night and just pray to god that we will be celebrating with paddy this time next year.
didnt mean for it to be such a long post, sorry.
head over here to see some of the goodies that will be on offer at our christmas in july market day.