Weeks! #4: holidays

2014-01-20 12.31.16A week off! Actually, two weeks off! Starting slowly, the boys and I spent Monday mostly at home – though we did have a walk to the shops.

Getting pocket money made Jude and Zac go for immediate ice cream purchases, while Sebastian ended up checking out new wheels on line.

2014-01-20 13.10.49It is good to be at home – bare feet and shorts.

2014-01-20 15.02.40Sebastian made mango creams for dessert. Perfect for a summer’s day.

2014-01-20 15.27.02My excursion out on Tuesday was to the hairdresser.

And holidays mean lego time! perfect now the boys have their own room for lego and games and tv following the summer’s house rearrangement.

2014-01-21 16.53.13-1A post-physio treat of lunch at Cornucopia.

2014-01-22 13.15.13We also went for a visit to Sarah’s and the boys got to catch up with Ryan and Imogen.

Wednesday night really seems to have become Arkham Horror night of late.

2014-01-22 20.06.16Time for the real holidays to begin! Off to the Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park near Gerringong for a week. Hurrah!

2014-01-23 12.45.50Ready for some beach time.

..and some pool time

…some general hanging about time..

..beach food

…and the boys of course were fans of the jumping pillow – in small doses.

2014-01-25 13.01.32Sebastian got very enthusiastic about the opportunity to go kayaking, so we gave that a go too.

2014-01-25 10.50.22The problem was our timing – we chose to go out when the tide was low and this meant we needed to push the kayak a bit more, and got stuck in the sand a couple of times. All this would not have been the end of the world, but that on one of these occasions Sebastian managed to cut his foot on an oyster shell in the mud – and when we stopped to look at it there was a lot of blood and it looked quite nasty and eventually the mother in me decided it should probably get checked out and treated. Fortunately it didn’t need stitches but it did need cleaning and antibiotic cream and the doctor advised that Sebastian should stay out of the water for a couple of days – news which was received with much chagrin – displayed here when he and I went on a walk together.

This is also what you do when you get bad news apparently – take comfort in a blanket and a movie.

2014-01-25 16.16.58On Sunday we had a day away from beach holiday activities – we drove up to Wollongong for a day of derby. It was a coed event with pot luck teams – James was reffing his first games and I was playing mine. I also ended up benching for two coed games – although I played in a all girl game. It was a lot of fun – the floor was quite strange and because I had benched the game before I played I didn’t have time to really warm up. So for the first part of the game I really didn’t feel like I had a lot of control. Eventually I got into it though and was reasonably happy with my game. I was especially happy to have managed to push Shortstop – one of Australia’s best players – out twice! I guess I will feel more relaxed after playing more games, bound to get better!

We ended the day stopping in Kiama for some delicious Vietnamese food, before James fell asleep on the couch back at our cabin (he reffed two games) and I wasn’t far behind him.

2014-01-26 19.18.45

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