Every time the boys started squabbling with each other or drove us a little too crazy on the first weekend of school holidays, Ben and I would look at each other cross-eyed and say “eight weeks..!” (And, then, I’m pretty sure Ben would high-five himself on the fact that he gets to go to work for most of the school holidays 😉
But we know that our boys are very ready for a break and do need downtime after a busy final term. They are adjusting to being on holidays just as much as we are adjusting to having them home. Aside from the occasional ‘moment’, it was quite lovely hanging out with them and enjoying a slower pace. And, generally, the ‘moments’ came when we had to leave the house for one appointment or another – they were quite happy just being at home! That is definitely my aim for these school holidays – just to enjoy spending some unscheduled time together, going with the flow and ensuring we all get a bit of downtime before the new school year begins.
We’ve already discovered a few gems in our past week – including a spontaneous play at New Farm Park after an osteo appointment, a sushi dinner date with Daddy, collecting and decorating our Christmas tree (complete with new star), and catching a train home from the hospital instead of driving.
As often happens with me this time of year, the Nikon gets left behind and iPhone has to pick up the slack. Here are a few favourite snapshots from the phone over the past week.
And, finally, the definite highlight of my week – hearing my littlest Love tell me he loves me, and accidentally capturing it on camera. I’m pretty sure I’ve watched it at least a thousand times 😉
Joining in the 52 Project at Practising Simplicity ~ a portrait of my youngest boys every week in 2015.