What a holiday we have been having! Fiji really is a wonderful family holiday destination. I would have to say that I feel more relaxed than I have in living memory ... I am not sure if that says more about Fiji or my demeanor ... either way it has been delicious to spend so much time with the children without having to hurry them up or nag them or be rushing off to an appointment or to have to cook dinner!!!!
There has been so much fun and hilarity this past week that has really made our holiday! The girls had their hair braided ...
4 1/2 hours later ....
... fuss free holiday hair ... just watch the sun and that scalp!!!!
Then we learnt that the kids ... particularly Joshua ... is no Tiger Woods!!! Nor is he a budding tennis ace!
... but man it sure has been good for a laugh!!!
Not much hope for a sporting pro when it comes to our Joshua but he has learnt to swim this past week which is pretty good for a boy who was pretty reluctant to put his head under the water before we arrived!
Yay for you my little boy!!!
The twins celebrated their 7th birthday ... and we indulged them by having them choose the entire days activities ...
and the resort staff made such a fuss it really was such a special day for them both!
IOU a couple of birthday parties Ben & Jessie ... I can't wait to get home and get started on them with you both!
I am going to miss not having you all around me all of the time ... but I must say that it will be nice to be dropping you off at school on Monday morning, just the same!!!! ;)
And as for me ... well once our bags arrived I started cutting ...
and stitching ...
.... but this is all that I am going to show you just now ... I will say though that I was the only one by the pool sewing!!!
After all of the favorite things that have been shared here over the past couple of weeks blogless Linda from California reminded me of what has become my most favorite thing. Linda told me about her co-worker who gives her such wonderful feed back and encouragement with her crafting adventures. I have gained so much enthusiasm from you guys with each and every post over the past year and a half ... those of you who take the time and effort to leave such wonderful and encouraging comments over and over again ... I agree so much with you Linda ... it has been the kindness and generosity of you guys that has helped me to create and finish a whole lot more than I ever would have done without you!
On that note the winners from my last post are ....
Terry from Terrys Treasureswho left the 4th comment
Delores from True Blue Canadianwho left the 10th comment ... I would love to visit your amazing country Delores
Hillary from Hillary Ann ... designing happywho left the 40th comment
my lovey friend Sue from Knitter Sue who left the 41st comment .... I am going to have you sewing Sue!!!
and finally Gail from Quilt, Knit, Run, Sewfrom who left the 54th comment!
Congrats guys I will have them in the mail first up next week! There will be 6 patterns to give away this post so the odds are getting better! Plus the final giveaway is not far off especially seeing I have finally started making it! (details of the giveaway in this post)
See you again when we are back in jumpers in the land of Oz!