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My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna (15) and Angelee (12) and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. 3 years ago our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

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28 June 2011

"Holiday Idea Box"

My girls are on school holidays for 3 weeks! Hip, hip ... HOORAY!! I LOVE the morning sleep ins. If the girls get up early they know to make themselves some breakie and watch some telly till I get up. I have to savor this easy routine until baby boy makes his big arrival in October ;0)
Yesterday we had tea and scones with a sweet friend. She is a mommy of two darling little girls and also has a little one on the way. I gleaned a lovely idea from her. At the start of the school holidays she got each of her girls to give her 5 ideas of what they wanted to do throughout the holidays. Each day they are going to do one of them. I loved her idea! So today, the girls and I wrote out some fun activities that we would like to do in the holidays. We wrote them out and have folded them into our "holiday idea box". Each day we will draw out one of the activities to do for the day! They are sooooo excited and so am I. 
It was so funny coming up with ideas of what they wanted to do these holidays. At the top of the list was "fly to Disney World" ... uhhhh honey ... that's a little far and a bit too expensive for right now ;0) So then my youngest pipes up ... "Let's go see some crocodiles!"???? These girls ... they make me laugh so much! I eventually explained that it has to be stuff that we can either do at home or in our City. "Ohhhhh!!! ... Well then let's bake and cook". Yes luvies ... that's more like it ;0) 
I'll try keep you posted on our "at home holiday adventures" :0) 
Have a beautiful day!
All my love xxx
Janine   

3 comments:

Carol F said...

Cute post my Janni, such a lovely idea to flow with their creativity! - You're a great Mom!
Love you always, Mom

Niqui said...

What a wonderful idea!! The only thing is that I wish that we could also join in with the fun!! Miss you so very much!

Give those sweet girlies a big kiss from their Auntie!!

All my love xx

Debra said...

What a lovely idea.... I'm going to pass this on to my daughter-in-law. I am sure she will adopt this idea! If only I had thought about something like this when my two boys were little :) Keep us updated!