Sunday, February 2, 2014

Back From the Summer Madness

The summer holidays are over.  Feeling a bit sad, but we really can't complain as we have had the most amazing summer break.  Its time to focus back on school, kindy, work, exercise and overall get back into a normal routine.

We traveled a fair bit these holidays. The kids had a blast.  So many new learning experiences and awesome memories created.

We took the kids to Whakatane where we lived for 6 years.  Still feels like home.

We then headed to New Plymouth, for a wet few days, and discovered the awesomeness that is Pukekura Park and the Lights Festival.

There were a few wet days in Taupo as well.  We actually had to buy the kids raincoats here.  Did someone say it was summer?  A little bit of rain never stopped us though.

And two fun filled weeks were spent at Cooks Beach, adventuring with cousins, swimming till we were water logged, going for endless bike rides and the kids caught their first fish each.  

There were hours of fun spent at the Hamilton Mountain Bike Park - lots of dirt, tumbles, laughter, tears and achievements. 

In between all this a special princess turned 3.  She has now moved up a class in kindy and calls herself a 'big girl' when she wants to do something and a 'baby girl' when she doesn't.  

Really looking forward to this year and all that it brings.  Hopefully lots of special op shop finds....


Leonie said...

Wow what an action packed holiday! Great memories made I'm sure - here's to an awesome year ahead!

Neroli Fillingham said...

Gorgeous photos! We certainly have had a mixed bag of weather! Glad to see you back blogging : )