Thursday, January 15, 2009

Scenes from a family holiday

This holiday marks the day when Elissa was finally walking well enough to wear a dress and real shoes comfortably.
I've really been hanging out for this. I love dresses, I love wearing them and they are just so cute on little kids. They are the best way to handle the heat - no tight bits around the middle, all free and breezy! They also don't present the same co-ordination problems that tops and bottoms do - especially for Dad.

Watching Star Wars turns out to be the only way to handle a disaster like discovering a poo in the pool. (No, we have no idea what happened, apparently this is a first for the place, and thank the gods our children were in no way involved!) The situation was resolved later in the day.

By the end of a day of holidays, the kids are all a bit frazzled. They all have different ways to handle the stress.
Sometimes a small girl doesn't need her pyjamas, just a few critical comfort items - dummy, rabbit and bum cream.

Of course, being the sophisticated 6 year old that he is, Ben is good to just chill out in the spa.

But for a 3 year old boy, the only option is to put your pants on your head.


  1. Poo in the pool...we've encountered that once. I'm kind of surprised it doesn't happen more often.

    It looks like you guys had fun!

  2. Cutest photo essay ever! And what is with kids and diaper cream??? If I don't keep it locked up, Eleanor slathers it on like lotion!