I have never enjoyed being home with my family as much as I am right now.
Maybe it’s just the new house and all the great, new things that go with that or it’s because the kids are old enough to do things on their own now which makes everything a little easier, but lazy days at home are now my most favourite thing to do. Add some friends into the mix and you just can’t get a better way to spend a day.
Having people over at our place, eating great food, relaxing with a glass of wine, watching the kids playing together, swimming in the sun, chatting under the shade of an umbrella, drinking coffee to the giggles of our children building friendships and even cleaning up the mess afterwards is always what I have wanted to do. We did it regularly with our family friends – where lunch braais lead to coffee and treats which just naturally lead on to eating the leftover braai for supper. Spending real quality time together is why we felt like we weren’t just friends – we were family. If there is anything that I want my kids to experience like I did when I was a kid, this is definitely it!
Yesterday consisted of all of those good things – even giving the pool it’s first dip for the Summer. I could tell by the girls overtired tantrums that they had a really great time. Just joking, they actually told me they had a great time too!
Also, I don’t know why I get so hung up on this stuff. It’s so bad that before (even just a couple of weeks ago) I wouldn’t have shown you these photos because of these things, but I’m going to get over myself and my stupid hang up and share them anyway – just now with a fore warning – please excuse the very long grass (we’ve managed to cut the front so the neighbours don’t hate us for bringing down the neighbourhood), the colour of the house (really not even close to what we want it to be) and my husbands very interesting hair do (it’s a forbidden subject). How’s that for a proper #nofilterday type post!!
By the end of the afternoon the wind was well and truly blowing – the poor umbrella nearly flew away.It was such a great memory making afternoon and I can’t wait to spend some more great time with friends in our new space.
Oh, and don’t forget to vote – pretty please!