Happy New Year for the start of 2017 (again)! As usually for a Friday I am joining in for another Friday Favourites linky post with Maria and Lisa. Although the official linky is paused until January 20th, I will be continuing with these posts simply because I like them. If you missed last week’s post, you can read it here!
The Start Of 2017
It’s exciting, isn’t it? A whole new year with a whole new fresh start. Setting new goals and working on achieving them! So far I’m off to a good start on mine. I’ve already made a start on ticking off some of my goals. Definitely a happy thought in that!
Yip, this is very much a favourite this week! Eugene managed to score a BRAND NEW inflatable portable spa pool off a sales group on Facebook for NZ$400 (RRP NZ$1000). We’ve ALL been in it a couple of times and Bella is really enjoying being in the spa pool. It’s especially nice on the cold wet days that we’ve had this New Year’s instead of the lovely summer sun we should be having.
Eugene has had the week off of work this week and he and Blake spent Wednesday having a Daddy-Son day. They went fishing for the afternoon. Not that they caught anything but it’s the one-on-one bonding time that was the most important factor of the day. Blake had a ball spending the time with Dad. It’s not something that he gets a lot of.
Our day by comparison wasn’t quite as exciting as going fishing. But it was still nice. We spent the afternoon taking Jazz & Captain Cuddles for a walk to the local river (Bella stayed home with Nana) where Celine & Danielle threw large rocks into the river and the dogs swam/paddled; and then we spent nearly an hour in the spa together. Anyway, it was quite relaxing if not adventurous.
Yesterday we went to the hot pools in Napier. The last time we went there was about 3 years ago. Well before I got pregnant with Bella. We spent some lovely time in the sun and warm water. This was Bella’s first real experience in a swimming pool and she loved it. We even got some kicking motion with her legs near the end. Danielle is still a little too short to reach the bottom of the pool so she spent most of her time hanging off mine or Dad’s neck or sitting on the seats along the pool. Blake, on the other hand, can now reach the bottom and had a wonderful time swimming around with Celine. A lovely lady kindly came up and offered to take a family photo of us for which I am so grateful! Getting the whole family in a photo at the same time is pretty rare these days.
How was your first week of 2017?