Home Holiday

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dear Olive,
Our holiday at home has turned out to be most excellent. Just the right mix of laziness*, activity**, and 3 o'clock beers***. And, guess what? It's continuing for a few - unexpected - more days because Shane isn't starting until Wednesday. Yessssssss. Nothing like the gift of a few surprise days to alleviate my anxiety about Shane going back to work, returning us to the ratio of one parent to one two year old, when two parents to one two year old is so preferable.
* laziness includes days with no plans, slow morning swims (& attempting to tan out of saltwater sandal tan), afternoon reading sessions developing into accidental naps, ignoring the washing up.
** activity includes visiting our friends at the duck pond, picnics at Nielsen Park, yum cha in chinatown, watching the holly throsby sydney festival kids show (highly recommended - you've wanted her album on repeat ever since), and dinners with friends (at home and out).
*** 3 o'clock beers includes beer, cider and champagne (just Mum and Dad, of course), at the pub and at home (of course).












16 comments:

Madeleine said...

So many gorgeous photos lady! I feel like I'm on holiday with you. I can taste the cider from here.
I'm glad you're having an extended home holiday. They are often the best kind. xx

ps. I love Olives swimsuit. Where is it from?

Rach said...

What a great break! I feel relaxed just looking at your photos. Aah...

Enjoy the rest of your time together

Rach x

melynda said...

i love that feet photo! and cider on a summer's afternoon...bliss!

m x

MamaJots said...

perfect days by the looks of it. lovely photos. cheers to mum & dad beers. enjoy the break. xo.

mamatribe said...

sounds devine! You've inspired me to schedule a spontaneous (ha!) trip to Chinatown very soon for some Yum Cha. Miss nearly 2 loves Yum Cha and her mum and dad are pretty damm partial to a pork bun and dumplings themselves!

Enjoy the rest of your break. Hear you loud and clear on the 2:1 ratio too

Beck

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

What beautiful photos, it looks like a great time was had by all. I always know i've had a good holiday if there are tan marks on my feet, so yours must have been fantastic.

Cassandra Allen said...

Perfect Summer holiday snaps. It's snowing here. Very pretty but I miss the beach.

Katyha said...

if only we lived that close to the beach, I would be there all the time. Although I be trying to get rid of my thong tan ;)

JoJo said...

Hi Kellie,

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I am super envious of your lifestyle, especially when its freezing here in Glasgow (oh and dull and wet etcetc). Look forward to reading your lovely blog. Jo x

A Bushel and a Peck said...

Oh so beautiful and oozing happiness. Not sure if you've checked, so though I'd let you know that you won my giveaway! Congratulations! Email me your address when you get a minute and I'll pop your winnings in the post. Love Naomi. Xx

Colette said...

Sounds just heavenly, enjoy those extra days! x

Tash said...

Enjoy the rest of your extended holiday Kellie. It's nice to see your summery photos while we're in the middle of our snowy winter. xx

itsanaddiction said...

What lovely photos, these really capture the moments and will make fabulous memories!

one claire day said...

beautiful photos - you and that new camera have really hit it off!

So nice to have a holiday after your holiday. What a good start to the year! x

one claire day said...

p.s - I've just realised that we've both started titling our posts this year instead of the *** and the ====

...and how could I have NOT mentioned the new header?? I'm in love! Its perfect! x

The Franglaise said...

There's nothing like a staycation! I'm loving these pics. And that new header - it's fabbydabulous!

 

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