A first for him & a first for us.
Much of my reflection in the lead up to our biggest little man starting school has been about how our family dynamic will change now that we will not all be at home together. I’m sad that this time in my life when all my “babies” were close by has come to an end & selfishly, I’m also sad because it means I am getting older too.
I remember being little & feeling like I would never “grow up” & I’m sure our boys feel the same. I just wish I could slow it all down a little bit!!
So here he goes, off into the world…
A long overdue trip to our one time home”town”, Sydney with the kidlets & Stelly the Wonder Dog in tow. First stop was Dave’s Aunt & Uncle’s place in North Sydney for a few days, during which time Dave shot back up to Newcastle for a NYE wedding at Tocal Homestead. Bike rides on the tennis court, swims with Great-Aunty Pam, playing with the cousins & loads of trips to check out the cars in Great-Uncle Nige’s garage were the preferred way for Hamish & Archer to spend their time. From here it was onward to the city for a few nights via the Shire (yes I realise it’s not exactly “via” the Shire) to drop off Stellar for some sleepovers at Aunty Megs & Uncle Treasure’s place. Bike-riding in Hyde Park, catch ups with friends, a visit to the Powerhouse Museum, seeing the world’s biggest bath toy & Darling Harbour fireworks were just a few of the things we packed in. Attempting to shop the David Jones sales with three little boys was NOT a highlight & instead rammed home how much I freaking LOVE internet shopping!!
The days following our city stint were filled by family time, including taking some really special images for extended family & a first meeting for Jude with his Great-Grandfather . We also spent one lovely night with old friends & their dear old dog, Gabriel who will always have a special place in our hearts & is the reason we have such a ridiculous dog ourselves!
We packed in so much & came home needing a holiday to recover from our holiday…SO WORTH IT!