Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Sun, Sea and Sand Wordless Wednesdays...


The Easter holiday long weekend - how wonderful is that four day break, perfectly placed at the beginning of Autumn when the weather is still brilliant and tucked neatly into the school holidays?

So needed and so appreciated!

For me, it was time to switch off the computer, put down the mobile phone and back away from blogging for a brief but precious few days.

This Easter, we packed up and headed to our favourite Victorian holiday destination - Inverloch. (I have blogged our love affair with Melbourne's seaside playground here before.) Inverloch is close enough to make a decent day trip so if you've never been before, make sure you do sometime. You won't be disappointed.

It was absolutely perfect weather for Autumn with surprisingly warm sea breezes and even warmer sunshine which meant our long weekend was spent wearing shorts and for the kids, it also meant swimming at the beach. It was our last opportunity to do so for around six months and enjoy the freedom of all that space and perfect weather.

And just how much do beaches and kids go together?!

This much!


I have to say, I really enjoy the beach as a Mother: It means my kids run away from me to hunt for shells, splash in the water and play together in a way that they never do in any other space! (They are usually hovering too close and too noisily around me.)

Never at the beach though.

Here they all seem to magically just get along - it's pure Brady Bunch heaven.






 
These holidays marked the first time our toddler Daughter could almost keep up with the bigger kids.
 
Celeste was thrilled by the excitement of all that sand, the shells and the water and was happy to run around finding treasures for herself quite independently of me.
 
 
There was lots of walking on our beach holiday and the wide path that followed the coastline was perfect for the boys to practise their skateboarding skills.
 
Admittedly, until now, I did not know my boys even had skateboarding skills!
Bad Mumma indeed!
 
Somehow, my boys, who spend endless hours playing video games, (one of which is a skateboarding game), have become impressive skaters! I am not sure how or where they developed their abilities, but I was fascinated to see them performing tricks almost effortlessly!
 


The younger first-timers caught on to 'flipping' a skateboard just by watching their eldest Brother and who knows where he learnt!



We're home again now, (big, sad face) and it's raining steadily as I write this post, but I think these photographic memories will keep us happy and warm throughout the long, cold months ahead.

 
How was your Easter break?
Do your kids give you a parenting break too, when you visit the beach?
 
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31 comments:

  1. I didn't get an Easter break, but look forward to going away to Williamsburg next month. It looks like your family had plenty of fun for me. :D

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    1. I loved Williamsburg! I went there about 18 years ago and I still think about it now. So beautiful!

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  2. Beaches and kids DO go together - yes! Come to think of it - beaches and ME go together too! Lovely photos Jody! Looks like you all had so much fun! So pleased you had a lovely time away for Easter and glad you took a break away from the phone, computer and blog so you could soak it all up properly! :-)

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    1. Yes, it's very healthy to switch off sometimes and just spend time with the family instead of sitting at the PC with my back to them!
      I love the beach too. I wish I could afford a beach home...

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  3. That looks like so much fun! I love the action shots! We live so far from the beach. I'm jealous.

    http://www.theapels.blogspot.com/2015/04/ww-mexican-easter-linky.html

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    1. We live pretty far away too but I can still get there. I don't think I would be happy if I could not get there without flying or several days drive. Hope you get to one soon?

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  4. What gorgeous photos and great memories.

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  5. Great pics and a great holiday! How cute to see your little one finally able to keep up (sort of) with her siblings :-)

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    1. Yes, she's growing and branching out which means a bit more Mumma freedom time now - just!

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  6. They're having such fun that it's infectious!
    Great shots.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/bluebird-breakfast.html

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    1. And the best part was, they could make as much noise and mess as they wished and it just didn't matter. Beats the sofa at home any day.

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  7. Brilliant action shots. It does look like a wonderful holiday!

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    1. It was a wonderful holiday. I think we'll go again next long weekend in June. :D

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  8. Nice shots !! excellent fun and joy on the beach !!

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    1. Thank you! It was as fun as it looks. :D

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  9. Aww! looked like they had so much fun great shots :-)

    Have a beachtastic week & thanks for stopping by :-)

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  10. That looks great! You guys had a lot of fun, I can tell!

    Momfever

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  11. Everything seems to be better at the beach! So glad you had a great easter weekend. My son used to play bike and skateboard games, he was into doing all the tricks too. I didn't realise fully until I saw his picture in a council publication, at the skatepark doing a mad trick on his bike!

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    1. We're Mother of the Year candidates I think! That would be a lot to deal with. I think they just learn quicker than we can notice. (I hope, otherwise I am just a bad Mum!)

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  12. What gorgeous weather! Looks like you are having fun outside a lot =)

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  13. What lovely pics, looks like you almost had the place to yourselves. I'm going to get to the Beach before it gets too cool, the kids do love it don't they? Even a relaxing day at the beach feels like you've achieved something, so nice to spend the day with the family. :-)

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    1. That's what I love about Inverloch. There's so much space and every section of the long beach is different: Rockpools, surf / swimming beach, sports beach sections etc. It's just beautiful. Bumping in to people outside of the swimming area is few and far between.

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  14. Beach hlidays are the best.
    Great pics and memories made here,.
    Thanks for linking up #WW

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  15. Such fantastic photos. They will become beautiful reminders of fantastic family holidays for years to come.
    I love Inverloch. I have only been briefly once but I am so keen to return for a proper break.

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  16. I want to live 5 metres from the beach.. a shame my bank balance doesn't allow it. GORGEOUS family memories x

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  17. The last rays of warm sun before the cool Melbourne air hits ya! BAM! Looks lovely. I have to say I look forward to the day my kid can run away at the beach on his own. Right now the beach is just hard work. Looks like Celeste has some great babysitters in future too :)

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  18. Looks like an amazing time was had by all. A beautiful spot!

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