Easter Weekend

We had quite a busy long weekend, unusually so as I managed to take off work the Sat & Sun. I know,right, having to work Easter Sunday!?! So we made the most of it!

We headed to Whakatane (Fuk-a-tah-nay, not wok-a-tane- for you non Kiwis) to catch up with some friends. The boys were in heaven…other people’s houses are always more fun than your own!

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rest stop in Te Puke

The boys were awesome on the almost 3 hour trip. I had every number of treat packed to keep them occupied if need be but they were quite happy to watch everything out the windows & occasionally engage in some singing!

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guess who learnt how to ride without training wheels!? He jumped on, told Hubby to push him & he was away! Hubby was so impressed he hasn’t stopped telling everyone he comes into contact with.

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I’m so clever

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and then there was the bike. Now calm yourself down,Master 3 wasn’t wearing a helmet as we were at the park & he was being taken slowly across from 1 side to the other by Mister 7, who was in full regalia from having ridden all the way from home. ‘Coz I know there are some people who don’t let their kids out of their site without a crash helmet on, we just do things differently(but safely!)

An afternoon at Ohope Beach….

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just chillin’

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water was a little fresh

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refused to lie down

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freedom

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not happy with the cold water

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I love it

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hard at work

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dig dig dig

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eating sand is good too

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my first soft serve…OMG mum this is amazing!!

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Kawerau hot pools….free & the pools are all heated & clean!

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After our swim, before heading the 3 hours home again…which involved little to no sleep

Easter morning…

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chocolate = must eat

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get in my belly

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hmmm give me lollies over chocolate any day

Gardening a.k.a looking for the Easter Bunny

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digging

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no Easter Bunny but I found a worm

Easter Monday – Raglan

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drawing in the sand with toitoi grass

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getting them both to look at the camera at the same time = impossible!

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sand, yum

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where can I dig a hole?

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a big weekend for us…

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sleeping in the car is awesome!

All in all a great weekend spent together…if only all weekends were 4 days long!! Today we are recovering, with the boys tired & miserable and very clingy. And 4 cups of coffee later I have resorted to a DVD & popcorn to curb the whinging for a little while. Now for the rest of the afternoon….

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