Thursday, 7 February 2013

2013 - It will always be remebered as the holiday in which...

We saw the famous Mtunzini zebras wandering around town like its nothing out of the ordinary
Scooters and bicycles ruled (and we took ours along for the first time ever in our new bike rack for 5)

Where we only got half way through the 4x4 swamp route due to the very wet conditions.
We saw storks and more storks in the marshland.

 Most memorable for the kids, without a doubt - they caught their very first fish (released back into the lagoon to be caught another day)

And maybe most memorable of all - two little boys swam on their own  - yes the pics are with dad, but these two pics are just precious in their own way. They gained so much confidence. C was doggy pedalling by the end of the holiday while L mainly paddles under water, coming up for air every few bits. They turned into swimming water babies.
It was a great holiday - just too short. We now know that we can camp for more than a week with the kids, the Princess helps at times, they boys have their own little jobs and it's much much easier. I am once again amazed at the progress one makes on holidays - this time with mainly the swimming of the boys, but many more small things. Every year when camping we had leaps from all 3 kids in some or the other area - it must be a combination of relaxed parents, relaxed kids, a lot of time together. I am not sure. What I am sure of is that it works, and that without a doubt it was so worth it. Leaving you with 3 pretty pictures:

Taken with nifty fifty.


  1. The wildlife is amazing. It always looks like your family is having so much fun.

  2. I love pic 1 and the last one, and the boys with their daddy. You know me and kids with their dad....

  3. What a glorious holiday. Sounds like bliss. I LOVE the beach pic. xoxo

  4. Absolutely gorgeous pics.

    Holidays are the best!

  5. Awesome Holiday! I also find that Gem comes along in leaps and bounds over a long holiday:-)

  6. Thanks for sharing your triumphs and the photos - I think this is my favourite post ever. Without the day to day race and stress kids have an amazing way of finding their strides. Hope 2014 has even greater happiness and triumphs. Hugs

  7. ABSOLUTELY ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love love love the pictures, especially the ones of the boys with their dad and the kids with their first catch. Definitely, it was a very fun holiday. Just looking at the pictures, I feel like I need a holiday badly...

  8. Aahh... Daddy's with their kiddies just melt my heart.

  9. Stunning! It looks like a fantastic holiday! :D

  10. Love that one of MrC with his dad, so much trust right there.

    Looks like you guys had a great time. :-) We're off on our annual holiday last week of Feb and I cannot wait! Even better news, I heard today that my brother is joining us, so I just know that this is going to change the dynamic a lot and Nicola will just love spending time with her favourite uncle.

    I am not quite as brave to go camping with my terrorist yet. For now I enjoy having a door that can lock between her and the great outdoors.

  11. Looks like an amazing holiday. I see so much development in your children, especially the boys! Wow!

  12. You guys really know how to go on holiday!


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