School Holiday Fun

 

Mudjimba Beach for the afternoon with Aunty Kate

Mudjimba Beach for the afternoon with Aunty Kate

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.

Easter baskets ready & carrots out in preparation for the Easter Bunny's arrival

Easter baskets ready & carrots out in preparation for the Easter Bunny’s arrival

Easter Sunday Breakfast

Easter Sunday Breakfast

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!

Afternoon throwing rocks in the local creek

Afternoon throwing rocks in the local creek

Sandgate

Sandgate

Cousin time!

Cousin time!

Sandgate

Sandgate

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Jack & Jayde

Jack & Jayde

Sand Angels

Sand Angels

School holiday boy

School holiday boy

 

The seven year olds

The seven year olds

 

'Blue Sky Breeze' Trio named by Toby

‘Blue Sky Breeze’ Trio named by Toby

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.

Daisy Hill Koala Sanctuary

Daisy Hill Koala Sanctuary

Typical Aussie!

Typical Aussie!

Kids trying to get the Wallaby to come closer

Kids trying to get the Wallaby to come closer

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.

Ride on the CityCat on the Brisbane River with Mel

Ride on the CityCat on the Brisbane River with Mel

Beautiful way to see the city

Beautiful way to see the city

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!

Dinner out with my oldest friends - we have been friends since I was 10!!  So great to see you Mel, Shell and Rach!!

Dinner out with my oldest friends – we have been friends since I was 10!! So great to see you Mel, Shell and Rach!!

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!

Just playing!

Just playing!

 

Neighbours animals visiting!

Neighbours animals visiting!

 

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2 thoughts on “School Holiday Fun

  1. I have only one thing to say… in reference to the last pic: http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipe/398/Moroccan_goat
    YUM!

  2. Melissa Tronson

    oh Jess we did miss the Fealy fun these holidays. Ours have been full of dancing, hockey etc.. nothing exciting. We are going out as a family tonight to Outback Jacks… kids eat free 😉 Thank god for the Easter weekend up the tablelands or it all would have been a blur.. but I am going against the grain here. I can’t wait until they all go to school on Monday!!!

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