Sunday, 28 May 2017

Not sure I'll ever be able to post in a timely fashion again....  but here we are none the less!

We enjoyed a lovely long weekend up in the Blue Mountains for the Mother's Day weekend. We stayed at the Fairmont Blue Mountains Resort, and this place is perfect for families and the kiddos.  Olivia had a ball!

Train rides, a carousel, pony rides, indoor playgrounds, automated doors that opened to "open sesame" (or so she thinks..) what more could a girl ask for??  Or the parents for that matter, we didn't have to travel far to keep her or ourselves amused!

I'm ready to go back.  Do I need to wait until next Mother's Day??

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Easter Long Weekend

The long awaited Easter weekend came.....   and went.
We had a glorious 4 day weekend to enjoy and despite recovering from yet another day-care bug it was a really nice time.

Olivia enjoyed TWO Easter egg hunts this year.  Our (now) annual Mothers group hunt and her very first hunt in her own little yard!  She loved searching out her goodies but has yet to acquire a taste for chocolate and preferred to just unwrap it all and admire the haul.

We checked out the new park in our neighbourhood which was a big hit with Olivia, especially the water feature!  Enjoyed a little family excursion and meal out in Manly and hung out with friends at the amazing Newport complex which is a kid friendly, pub like establishment with amazing views, good food and just lovely to look at.

We also watched a LOT of the Madagascar films and enjoyed lazy couch time cuddles.  It was  certainly tough starting the work week after those enjoyable four days!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Let's Try Again

Oh hi….   we’re still here.

It’s been a long time since I was last here!  January to be exact which is a bit shocking to realize we are already reaching the end of April.  I’m not sure how that happened exactly.  I had a few posts in my head that I was going to do and they just never seemed to happen.  Too busy, too tired, wasn’t interested, didn’t think anyone else would be interested….

It’s amazing how quickly the year just gets swallowed up all of a sudden, especially when there is a toddler in the house.  What do they do??  They’re like this little vortex of time, energy and sleep – just suck it all up!!

Anyways, I’m going to give this blog thing another go.  It will be sporadic, it won’t necessarily be current and it could be boring.  But that’s ok!

Stay tuned.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

That's a Wrap

A rather belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

We enjoyed the holidays at our cousins dairy farm in New Zealand with my family this year.  It was such a treat to be all together, especially since Olivia is starting to understand Christmas and Santa and TOTALLY understand presents!  It was wonderful to have my parents with her to put out the glass of milk for Santa and the carrot for the reindeer - the passing on of cherished traditions and memories.

Lots of resting and relaxing, special bonding time with grandparents and uncle, and hanging out with the livestock.  We even had some cold weather which allowed for a fire on, which next to the Christmas tree really made it feel like Christmas for us.

Now onto the new year which will inevitably fly by faster than the last!