I spent a night and two days in Toowoomba last week to get a bit of feel for the place and to catch up with some people I know who live there. I also got to see my lovely friend Colleen on the way up for some awesome quality chats before she moves overseas.
Toowoomba is a super pretty town with lots of beautiful areas to live, in and I noticed heaps of playgrounds, for the win! We stayed with wonderful friends who loved all the baby snuggles.
Even though there is so much to do before we move, at least I know what to expect when we get there!
A big day filled with wonderful (child-free but not baby-free) catch ups, seeing my nieces and nephew and sister in law, having some solid playground time with the kids and friend’s kids, a swim, an ice cream, a short catch up with Ouma (get better quick!) lots of baby cuddles and a yummy dinner cooked by Mum.
I don’t LOVE playgrounds but I am a huge fan of sitting around and catching up with my friend Kate. We arranged to meet at Marchent Park at Chermside and I assumed I would be redirecting Darby for the whole time but it was almost the best playground trip I’ve ever done! The three older boys, pictured, had a great time running around, and Quinn and Darby played together for over 2 hours! Winner!
We’ve had a lovely cruisey start to the holidays and heaps more planned. The kids woke bright and early at 6am after going to bed at nearly 9pm last night (grrr) and Mum took them next door to the old house to find some toys to bring on over to the new house. I had a little sleep in while feeding Jules until just after 7 and then the day began!
Darby was getting into EVERYTHING that he shouldn’t so mum took him and Quinn for a walk to shake out the sillies and Chance stayed at home with me, Jules and Grumpy. We played a few board games like Trouble and a couple others (don’t know the names) which was nice to just hang.
Then while Chance and Quinn went to my mother in laws for a play and Darby slept, I took Jules for a catch up with Sonia.
We went to a lovely little cafe in Nundah and had a great catch up. Then I grabbed a few things from Aldi (and no extras!) and headed home and not long after that took the kids to see the kites flying down at Pelican Park. Home for a long and much needed bath followed by a yummy slow cooked lamb and the old and getting the kids to bed routine.
The kids have been a little crazy but it’s to be expected with so much going on. All in all a great start to the holidays!