Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Pine Lake Holiday 2012
We had a blissful week in White River. It was so special to spend so much quality time with my hubby and lil girl!
The 3.5hour car trip went really well - thanks to the portable dvd player! Altho the next thing we need to get Mia, is a pair of earphones - not fun for us to have to listen to Barney, Noddy and Lollos the whole way!
We had nice weather on the Saturday, and we swam a bit - Mia just loved it. The rest of the week was really overcast, rainy, and sometimes quite chilly - until our last day, Thursday - and we were able to swim again and enjoy the sunshine.
I packed enough "mobile-entertainment" for Mia so that we could eat out a couple of times. Had a divine sushi lunch one day, and Mia coloured in, played with playdough, and ate her chicken strips. Another day we went to Mugg&Bean for brekkie, and Mia was super good there too. Yay!
Wednesday night was date night - we bathed Mia and put her to bed, and then one of the housekeepers stayed at our chalet while Wyn and I went for a special dinner, it was great to just sit and chat, relax, share a bottle of wine and enjoy delicious food.
Mia watched her first-ever movie: Madagascar! With a few minor interuptions here and there where she decided to play a little bit, but for the most part, she lay on the couch and snuggled with me - heavenly! She laughed out loud at Alex the lion when he rolled out onto the beach and tried to get the sand off his tongue - so cute!
I borrowed a rain jacket for Mia from a friend, and just as well I did - we went for strolls in the rain twice!
There's a nice lil kiddies playground at the resort, so we often went there for Mia to play.
We stopped off at a farmyard, but it was really rundown and not in a great condition - but we let Mia quickly feed the bunnies, look at the horses and goats, and then we got out of there.
A highlight of our yearly holiday for me, is our visit to the chocolatier at Casterbridge in White River, Shautamy. Oh gosh, I love that chocolate. They have a chocolate fountain of melted chocolate - I am in heaven when I eat that!
Overall Mia was really good - she still woke up early in the mornings, around 6am, once or twice she spoilt us and slept until closer to 7 - but then we put the portable dvd player on the bedside table so that she could watch Noddy and we could have a lil lie-in!
She was a bit attached to me tho, often when Wyn wanted to help out, Mia wouldn't let him and said "mamma sal!" But other than that, I can't complain.
The holiday went by way too fast - a week really does just pass in a flash.