Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy holidays

It's school holiday time, and you know what that means ...

Loads of lazy sleep-ins, late breakfasts watching morning kiddie telly, picnics in the park, outings, playdates, and quality family time. That's the plan anyway. Whether or not our health and the moods of the kids go along with the plan are another thing entirely.

We kicked off with a trip to the cinema yesterday to see Mr Popper's Penguins.

It's a really cute movie, for kids as well as their parents, and I didn't nod off to sleep once. (I didn't know whether to be proud or peeved about that. I usually find a darkened cinema the perfect spot to catch a few zzzzs.)

Mr 10 said: 'It was a bit boring at the start, but then it got better. My favourite part was when the kid kicked the ball and it hit his Dad in the nuts."

(He has rather a wicked sense of humour).

Miss 8: "I loved the penguins, especially when the main one pooed in the man's face."

It's a sweet movie, though as a single Mum there was an aspect to the storyline I didn't like. (I won't spoil it for you, I think you'll guess it when you see the movie. Let's just say it's sending an unrealistic message to kids of separated parents. But like the rest of the movie is totes realistic; I know).

Anyway, we gave it a combined 8 out of 10, so go and see for yourself.

In the meantime, here are a few photos from our holidays so far...

Pampering pets ...

Long, lazy sleep-ins. Can you spot the odd one out?

Mmmm, cuddled up in bed need to get up for school

A little exploration of our own backyard ...

Catching up with friends ...

Readers, what are your school holiday plans?

Meantime, the winner of the Stress Overload competition is Amanda (@MadCowsDiary), who, among other problems, had an overly-excessive To Do List and rapidly emptying vodka bottle.

Amanda, you're not alone, and I hope Dr Street's stress relief advice works for you.

Life Overload: Immediate Life-Saving Strategies From A Stress Expert by Dr Helen Street, Finch Publishing, $29.95


Ms_MotorbikeNut said...

Hope the kids and you enjoy the school holidays.

By the Christmas school holidays hopefully or the Easter School Holidays in 2012 we should have been through court & have A back.

One must do thing on our list when we do have A is to check out the What's On booklet & see what free activities are on for kids at the Brisbane City Council Libraries.

Sometimes they have craft things,plays a wide range of things for kids that only require a booking & no money

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

Anonymous said...

Rest! ahhh

Cathy said...

We seem to be on the sickness merry go round here, but if we manage to get off it there will be a trip to movies to see Cars 2, a few play dates and a concerted effort (on my part) to do some fun (messy?) craft!

Thea said...

I'll just be happy if I don't kill my boy and he doesn't send me insane! Yeah, we got off to a bad start this morning...all good for the moment though! :)

katepickle said...

Oh I am so envious that you are on holidays already. We have one more week of crazy business to go... then it will be lots and lots of nothing!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Your kids are adorable Bronnie. I chuckled at the nuts and poop comments. That's such an adorably kid thing to say! :P

diney said...

Ahhh - can;t wait for mine to break up so we don;t have to be out of bed at 6.30 am. Lots planned - much depends on British weather!!