Let me first begin by saying we are so, so, so very lucky that Jonno has a good job and that he is an extremely hard worker with a wonderful work ethic, but, it also means that family holidays with us all together are few and far between. It also means that he often works 7 days a week and during the busier parts of the year, this can be for quite a run of months. The thing with Jonno though, is that the moment he is home, he is completely onboard gives his all to the boys (and of course to me too).
As a result, when we do find ourselves on a family holiday, we revel in every minute of it and if the weather is good, then so much the better.
This holiday has found us almost in our own backyard, Waihi Beach way.
We have swum, ridden bikes, walked, explored and even made things...
It has been so good for my soul to see the boys full of adventure, happiness and health. They are almost sleek with it (I must add here that the summer holidays certainly did not begin this way).
I have made batch after batch of melting moment biscuits for the beach - they seem to be the best way of warding off sea water shivers. Fortunately the boys eat them before I can have too many.
And seeing Jonno dolphin about with the boys in the water has just been fantastic.
Nothing like little boy's fingernails covered in nail polish and sand.
And the other thing which is so good about being here - that if Jonno has to go home and roll silage (which he will have to do tomorrow), it only takes half an hour to get there and the boys and I can continue on with our holiday, swimming and swimming and swimming.
Lots of love, Kate xxooxx.