Two weeks of school holidays have been and gone. We've had a lovely relaxing break here in the Carter household.
We've been to movies, the girls have had sleepovers, there's been a spot of shopping (well there are three girls in this house!), we went to Luna Park one morning, there have been several coffee mornings spent at our local cafe (where on more than one occasion we seem to bump into friends) and we've been up at Hawks Nest for a little getaway. I love the holidays (I think I may have mentioned that before). I love that we get to catch up with friends who we don't see that often (unfortunately) through term time and spend some time with them.
Here's a few photos from our school holiday break...
At Luna Park... 2 x 2 sisters (does that make sense?) Emily and Lucy, then Phoebe and Sophie went to pre-school together, and have remained good friends and still love spending time with each other.
My mum and dad were staying up at their place at Hawks Nest while we were there. This is their lovely dog, Hugo. He just loves the girls (I think he has a bit of a quiet life with my parents, so when Emily and Phoebe turn up, it's party time for him). He has these gorgeous dark eyes, which are very hard to photograph, this was the best of several attempts:
Not sure what Phoebe is giving the thumbs up to here. The snorkeling gear has become a permanent fixture on her face when we go to Jimmy's Beach these days. She's even mastered the art of coughing through her snorkel while underwater - lovely!
New summer hats were acquired. I thought we'd have a harder time selling the wider brimmed hats to the girls this year, as they both love wearing caps these days. But the local surf shop at Hawks Nest had these Billabong hats which both girls liked. They, of course, chose different colours. The hats are reversible, so the agreement between them is, if one has the spots showing, the other has the plain fabric showing, and vise versa. (That is Phoebe under the blue hat):
Dinner at Tillermans restaurant at Tea Gardens is a family tradition. Delicious food and they are always so warm and welcoming. (I need to practice my night-time photography again, this was the best photo of a few I tried to take):
Lastly, Phoebe took hold of the camera on our last morning during our breakfast out (at Tillermans again). She took this photo of me and Emily, which I actually quite like:
That's about all from the holidays. The girls are back at school, and before we know it, it'll be the Christmas school holidays.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a fantastic week everyone.