Sunday, January 23, 2011

Holiday high-jinks

I've had so much fun going through our school holiday photos and working out which ones to share.

There are way too many to bore you with, but in the interests of journalling our lives, I'm including a few here, in part two of our School Holiday Fun.

Despite the floods, we really managed to cram a lot into our holidays, and I loved hanging out with my kids without the stress of getting breakfast into them, bags on backs and out the door to school.

We've had quite a few sleep-ins (bliss), and the odd late night (fun), and it will be a big shock when the holidays end this week.

Here are a few more ways we passed the time:

There was the yearly Christmas Eve letter to Santa (complete with snacks for Santa and the reindeer).
Translation: 'To Centeare, I hope you have a good flight. From Chase and Mum and Harmonie.'
Bless her.

There was ice-cream eating. This is a cookie dough ice-cream from Wendys.

 He's a big boy but Mr 9 still likes to play with his food...

 We watched loads of sport on the telly. (Some male-bonding going on here, except for Zsa Zsa the toy poodle).

 It wouldn't be Christmas without my big sister's mini caramel tarts. This year she handed the recipe on to Miss 7 and her cousin, P.

 They were definitely a hit with the kids!

 Of course we visited and stayed with my oldies ...Grandma and Pa-Pa.

There was plenty of stormy weather. This shot taken from my big sister's farm.
 
And of course, there were floods. We were lucky enough to be marooned only a few times, and to make it safely home.

Readers, are you sad or glad that the school holidays are over?

9 comments:

MotorbikesLady said...

I must get back to making caremal tarts & balls myself haven't made them for awhile.

Your photos are all so cool, well of to check my blog with the Sunday Session link with Thea now.

(((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

Michelle said...

Im extremely sad the holidays are over. I love having my boys home with me and like you it is bliss not to have to rush in the mornings.
thanks for sharing the great photos. I had forgotten all about those mini caramel tarts, have to get my boys to whip up a batch.

Michelle :-)

Pauline said...

So glad to hear you and the kids enjoyed the holidays - and safely survived the floods.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I'm glad to hear you and your munchkins are safe and that you still had fun over your holidays! :)

Sally Fraser said...

very impressed with all the holiday activity bron. santa letter something precious to keep, and get a look at those caramel tarts.

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Veggie Mama said...

centeare is still just about one of the cutest things I've ever seen!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Glad to see that the floods didn't totally ruin your school holidays! Have been enjoying looking back over your "highlights" photos - wow, what a gorgeous rainbow shot and I laughed at the one of Hannah in her cardboard box...that was Lemon too - ah, cats!! - and the one of the Little Human Girl Pup with her first tooth reminded me of losing my first! On an ice lolly! :-)

Hope you'll enjoy the peace & quiet too when the kids go back to school!

So sorry I've not been round to visit for ages - as you can see on Honey's blog, things have been a bit crazy! But thanks so much for your lovely comments and coming to still visit us recently, even though we couldn't return the favour! :D

Hsin-Yi

Thea said...

Great holiday photos!!
I love those caramel tarts, my favourite!
What a pretty rainbow. :)