Monday, 13 July 2015

A onesie kind of day

It is school holidays at the moment, I run a vacation care program at Minischool we don't get many days at home.
The kids today were content to stay at home and chill out.
My only pre requisite to a day at home was to get through a mountain for laundry to be folded and put away as it was taking over our lounge room..... we almost got there.... and then we got a little silly.

It got sillier and sillier

Then after a few silly dress ups, their pyjamas got stuffed with clothes and they bumped each other on the trampoline with their stuffed bellies.

Then things got ridiculously silly when they all changed into their animal onesies to shove as many clothes, towels and pillows as they could into their onesies.

The trampoline was funny, going down our long skinny slide was even funnier when they become stuck!

It was a good fun sibling time... but the laundry pile?.... It's back to square one again.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

A late afternoon at Ball Bay

It is winter school holidays here but we continue to work at the preschool with a vacation care program. My kids have been amazing helpers (most of the time) and rarely complain that they don't get school holidays off to do whatever they want on the island.
I think they actually prefer school holidays at Minischool than being at home as they can complete plenty of projects as well as play with friends and the younger pre-schoolers in our amazing gardens. Plus it is so close to the shops that they can walk there if they want to.

This afternoon we looked down at Ball Bay as we arrived home from preschool (we live up the cliff and look down onto this amazing bay) and all decided on the spot that we needed to boil the kettle to take a thermos of hot chocolate down there just like we used to do often a few years ago.

10 minutes later we were down at the bay for the last rays of the day.

No.3 child was at a friends house, so it was just me and the oldest 2 plus the dog, we searched for driftwood, the smallest hihi (periwinkle), walked around the bay & up to the waterfall, raced to the waves and back and earned our hot choccy's.

What a great way to end the working (which is really playing) day.