When the opportunity came up to spend a handful of days in a beautiful house just moments from the heart of Sydney, we graciously & quickly accepted.
Lola, you are at an age where going on holidays is just about the most exciting thing ever. You were literally jumping up and down, and absolutely bursting to hit the road. Your thirst to explore every little detail of all the places we took you & Maeve to was contagious. Darling Harbour was a firm favourite, perhaps because it was home to the giant waffle covered in ice cream, as well as the Darling Quarter playground & other various rides. The dinosaur exhibition at the National Museum also impressed, although the giant replica Stonehenge jumping castle probably took the cake. But, I think you would agree, that nothing quite beat snuggling up with Opi to watch a few movies after a long day of exploring. Toy Story is a new favourite.
Maeve, oh Maeve. I'm often scared we'll take off without you, leaving you on the nature strip strapped into your car seat capsule, as you are just so very chilled. You had but one nap in your basket the whole trip, all others were spent in the pram as we boarded ferries, strolled down Cockle Bay Wharf, enjoyed lunch on the streets of Balmain, explored the Aquarium, stood beneath towering dinosaurs at the museum & shopped at Ikea - (yes that's three Ikea trips in your three short months). You slept, you smiled, you fed everywhere and anywhere (even on the run as we raced to catch a ferry home) and then you slept some more. Barely whinging, and nothing a pick up, look out at the world, and a cuddle couldn't fix.
Here are our holiday snaps.
Sunsets & cold beer
This place is really cool mama.
Breakfast for two
Day One - Darling Harbour & The Aquarium
Darling Quarter Playground
You nearly jumped out of your pants when morning tea arrived.
You had a love/hate relationship with the glass tunnel... mostly love.
Lazy evenings spent at the house
Day two - Hyde Park & The Museum
The dinosaurs were a huge hit.
Sydney Festival Village at Hyde Park.
You couldn't wipe the smile off your face.
Games in the yard - catch me Omi!
Day 3 - Exploring the parks & foreshore around Balmain. A ferry ride to Circular Quay.
Morning cuddles from a sleepy babe
The ferry ride was a huge hit.
Adding to the lego masterpiece at the Opera House.
Here we go, under the Sydney Harbour Bridge!