Well, with the school holidays all but finished, I thought I would share what we have been up to for the last two weeks. It was a very quiet Easter for us this year, definitely not the fun of our last Easter’s at Emu Park, but Matt was short staffed at work this year and we decided that he may as well do as much work as he could over the long weekend and top up the piggy bank for the trip. So it was just our little family for Easter – we headed to Aunty Kate’s on the Sunshine Coast on Good Friday and got to have an afternoon at the beach and a morning at the pool. We had a very quick Easter Sunday breakfast when Matt got home from work in the morning, before he went to bed and headed back to work in the afternoon. We were also lucky enough to go next door and join in with the Seaborn’s Easter Egg hunt in the paddock and Easter Brunch which was lots of fun.
Other than that we have just been spending time with the cousins and kids’ friends and enjoying having them sleepover! We headed to the local creek and also out to Sandgate which is about a 30 minute drive from our place and is the closest beach to us. I have taken the kids bike riding there before and there is a great playground too, oh and plenty of places to fish!
We also took a day trip out to visit the Daisy Hill Koala Centre http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/wildlife/daisyhill-centre/. This is a free Koala education centre located in the Daisy Hill Conservation Park http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/daisy-hill/index.html and the kids had lots of fun – they saw Koala’s and Wallabies, there were some good interactive exhibits, a viewing platform to climb, a little movie theatre and lots of space in the picnic area to run around in. Definitely worth checking out if you live in Brisbane.
I was lucky enough to also have my friend Mel come to visit during the holidays so the kids and I spent the afternoon having lunch with Mel at Newfarm Park and took a trip down the Brisbane River on the CityCat.
And I even got a night out for dinner in the city with my old school friends! I tried ‘Pho’ for the first time at the ‘Fat Noodle’ restaurant in the Treasury Casino – quite yum!
And that’s about it – school holidays over! We had planned to take to the kids to Wet’n’Wild but they had been too naughty over the last week that we decided to scrap it (yes kids – when you are reading this back in ten years – we are mean parents!!). What did you all get up to for the school holidays? Are you looking forward to school going back? I’m not!