Holiday postcard: Day One

Yesterday morning we left home at 5.20am to head to the airport for a 9am flight. I like to have time up my sleeve when it comes to flying and driving 1.5 hours to get there in the first place meant that extra time was called for. You can imagine then, how pleased I was when our bags were checked and we headed for breakfast to get a text from Qantas telling me our plane was now running 2.5 hours LATER than we hoped for. It was then delayed further, and further again, and while the Melbourne Storm team and NRL trophy being on the flight was a highlight for some, my girls were funnily enough, unimpressed. The only highlight to them being there was that they all passed out as soon as they sat in their seats which made it easier for me to convince Harper that she too had to sleep on the plane. It worked! While we arrived eventually, the delays were further still as a blackout meant our bags couldn’t get off the plane…9.5 hours later…we arrived at my brother & sister in law’s place! Heavenly.

We could have driven in that time I’m sure. Have noted for future.

It was a perfect afternoon – the sun shining while the kids reacquainted themselves and I calmed my nerves with some bubbles.

Fairy gardens were made, of course.

We had an early dinner. The kids watched a movie and we were all in bed nice and early.

THIS is what School holidays are about.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02190695242707409677 Nikki @ Styling You

    Oh how adorable … cousins lined up in a row. They are the holidays they will remember!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10719163569308739697 Iliska Dreams

    All I am left thinking after reading this post is please don’t let our plane be delayed, please don’t let our plane be delayed! PLEASE! I am travelling with a 10 month old!

    Enjoy your holiday.

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

  • http://blog.scissorspaperrockdesigns.com.au/ Claire Chadwick @ Scissors Paper Rock

    Not cool about the massively delayed trip….but glad you got their safely and are now devouring family time and a real HOLIDAY :) Enjoy!
    x

  • http://allconsuming.com.au/ kim at allconsuming

    There are a LOT of girls in your family aren’t there. And look at that light. DIVINE.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17317677066408030053 Faux Fuchsia

    Gee they’ve got a nice garden.

    All the Best People Own Bromleys.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18133173713045801244 vancybec

    i love the face of cousin being strangled by one miss daisy macdonald. my die.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09651116248452404269 Lipgloss Mumma

    I have great memories of holidays with cousins. Gorgeous x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00249766510078357225 Mimsie

    Lovely pictures of happy families. I remember when MOH and I used to take our eldest 3 granddaughters on holiday. We always had a wonderful time. School holidays should be lots of fun and hope you all enjoy yours to the full. xx

  • http://www.blahblahmagazine.com.au/ [email protected]

    9.5 hours to Melbourne*%#! Nice houses and gorgeous girls must run in the family x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06161791158132670303 Nat – Muddy Farmwife

    Cousins have such a special bond. Fun times ahead this week, enjoy!