Let’s go fly a kite!

The past few days have been wet, and we have mostly stayed indoors.

The kids have slowly been going stir crazy!

Today, however, was beautiful. Sunny, mild, with a light breeze –

perfect weather for flying a kite.

Charlotte took these photos of our afternoon.

I always love seeing things from a child’s perspective.

They always seem to notice the little details that we miss.

(By the way, the kite was $4 from K-mart. So much fun for so little money!)

Easter holidays – part 2

These are the goodie bags that the kids received from the Easter Bunny this year.

I have it on good authority that Mr Bunny bought the bags from the craft shop in a set of four, then decorated them with stickers from the $2 dollar shop.

Inside was a set of pyjamas, chocolate eggs and bunny ears.

Charlotte, Lucie & Callum crept out early on Sunday morning, and discovered their bags hidden in the garden.

(Luckily the Easter Bunny had hopped away just in time!)

They got so much pleasure from these bags, which were actually cheaper and a lot more practical than the usual ‘eggs with a plastic toy’ sets that I buy.

In the afternoon, we went to an Easter market at Burrawang, which was held to raise money for their ‘School of the Arts’.

We finished off the day with a bonfire at our neighbours place.

It was as exciting as a fireworks show, with the flames reaching high into the night sky, sending embers flying like shooting stars.

Have a lovely weekend! xxx

Easter Holidays – part 1

We have been having a ball at Kangaroo Valley while the kids are on school holidays. We will be here for another couple of weeks, so we’re gradually settling to a routine that does not involve needing to be anywhere by any particular time. It makes such a change from the usual “go go go”.

I had to improvise our Easter decorations this year as I didn’t bring them with me. (except for a packet of ‘bird eggs’ that I bought from the $2 dollar shop.) We found a suitable branch in the garden, and luckily I had a pile of white ribbons which were very useful as a nest and as bows on our egg tree.

On Good Friday, we met friends at the beach near Huskisson, and had a picnic.

The kids had a great time playing in the sand, looking for crabs, doing cartwheels and splashing in the water,

while I lay back on a rug and enjoyed the beautiful view.

More Easter adventures to follow tomorrow, if you’d like to see.

Have a lovely weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend? I’m hoping to spend some time reading the papers the whole way through. This week I’ve been so busy I’ve barely managed to get past the front page.

I’m also hoping to go to the movies. The last film I saw was ‘My week with Marilyn’. Michelle Williams is so perfect in this role. She captures not only Marilyn’s fragility and vulnerability, but also her humour and sexiness. Have you seen it? What did you think?

Here are some cool things from the web that I came across this week:-

I can’t wait to try cloud dough.

This interview with a one year old makes me laugh every time.

I love these busy bags for toddlers.

What did we do before blogging?

I’m loving Art Deco fashion.

A fun ‘Easter’ April Fools trick.

Inspiring interview with Mrs Seinfeld.

Make your own nest.

Easy tips for taking great photos.

This beautiful song gives me goosebumps.

Enjoy your weekend. xxx

Picture of Marilyn Monroe by Ed Feingersh.

Have a lovely weekend.

We are looking forward to a quiet, relaxing weekend; maybe we’ll take the dog for a long walk beside the beach. Here’s hoping this sunshiney weather continues.

Here are some cool links from the web:-

I am loving these shoes.

My kids (and I) would have so much fun playing with these blocks.

Ahh, the good old days.

This song makes me want to dance around the kitchen.

Simple but yummy kids breakfast.

I might try making these for Easter.

What a great idea for the sandpit.

Image via Pinterest.

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