We went our holiday. It was great. Every morning we got to walk down the flight of stairs to the Marina and take the girls fishing then go for a walk around the beach before stopping on the Coffee Deck for coffee/milkshakes and then heading "home" to veg before venturing out again. The weather was perfect, not too hot (unlike the last few days back home) and our bedroom overlooked the harbour so we had a sea breeze all night. Every morning we would wake up to the sounds of water and smell fo fresh sea air. *sigh* I miss it. My Mum looked after the girls on and off but was good not to intrude on us at all. We were only 50 metres away from her lifestyle village. Mum and her boyfriend came around for Christmas dinner but apart from laying the table and making 3 salads (crunchy noodle, greek and warm garlic potato) I had little else to do. They brought around stuffed chicken breasts, smoked salmon, crab and prawn platter and a massive baked ham and we got to sit around and have a proper dinner as the kids were happy to eat and play and then come back and pick some more. I did end up having to drive them home (Mum cannot walk far still fro all the cancer operations on her foot) because they drank too much but ended up going for a walk with Jase as Campbell was still awake to watch the younger kids and had his mobile phone with him. This having a teenager is not all bad!
The rest of the week was spent on the beach, fishing, shopping and lazing around the gorgeous house. We contemplated buying the place as it is on the market and friends from Jurien wanted to go in half with us but decided we needed to give it more thought as we do not plan to move to Perth, just want a holiday house we can let out. We have already booked a different place for next Christmas - just up the road in the same suburb but a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom place with a pool in the back for the kids. Then I won't need to race off to the beach every few hours. I do need to give Erin some more swimming lessons before then though as she is way too confident and thinks she can swim but tires quickly and her breathing is not mastered yet. Both girls would live in the water if they could.
Only downside of the holiday was getting sick on the last 2 days. I could feel it coming on but was determined not to let it get to me....I was beaten. It was only strep throat and an ear infection but man did I feel sick. Saturday I was burning up and shivering and could barely swallow. I took painkillers and relaxed in the massive bath but still felt shit. Sunday morning I could not get the pain killers down my throat and was shaky and feverish. We left the place and only got 500 metres before I was vomiting. The whole way home I just dozed on and off and threw up the water I kept trying to drink. I felt crap enough to even see a Dr - not my style really. He was sympathetic "Wow, that throat infection is really impressive. Can I just have one more look?" Hmmmmm. But he did give me double dose of penicillin then and there and then prescribed some kick ass drugs. All is good now.
And so we returned home. Returned to a week of sweltering weather - over 40 degrees celcius each day. Morgan has swimming lessons every day and so all the kids come with me and we stay at the pool for a few hours. Someone asked me where Erin and Morgan get their dark colouring from the other day....um, that would be the sun. Erin is in the pool constantly at home and as much as I try and keep rashies on her, she ends up naked (covered in suncream). Both of the girls eyebrows are turning white fro being sun kissed. Oh let me count the ways I HATE summer.
Campbell is arguing everything. He doesn't seem to be able to help himself. And he is arrogant about it which is really shitful. He says things and then denies saying them and when you pick him up on it he will twist it all and then get shitty when he sees he is wrong. I don't want to get into it with him but then I also do not want him to go through life with this attitude of self righteousness and thinking he can just say "whatever" when he is picked up on his wrongs. Gorgeous kid and so helpful but shit, his attitude is making me grit my teeth.
Yeah that was longer than I intended. Need to upload some holiday pics but photobucket is pissing me off lately.