Kim at frogpondsrock is running Sunday Selections today, a photography meme where people can display some of the many photos that we all take that just sit around on computers. Today, I thought I'd choose a theme of Holidays and show a couple of favourite photos from each of our family holidays: the Mornington Peninsula (2007), Phillip Island (2008), Echuca (2010), Wangaratta (2010), Anglesea (2011), the Yarra Valley (2010 & 2011) and Gippsland (2011).
This was our first family holiday, down the Mornington Peninsula. A was 3 1/2, and E was 22 months old. I love the tiny girl, giant chess photo a lot.
Our holiday the following year was in Phillip Island. The girls were fascinated with sea creatures (appropriately enough!) at the time and loved it when their Dad found them a crab to look at.
Our first holiday as a family of 5 was in March 2010, to Echuca. The big kids decided that it was the right time to introduce C (then 13 months old) to the joys of ice cream.
Wangaratta was a shorter trip (in July 2010) but great fun, especially as the eldest, then 7, was fascinated with animal skeletons, of which the bush property we stayed at provided many.
Our Anglesea holiday in March 2011 was very relaxing time for us all, and the first holiday of which C has any memory.
Staying at my aunt and uncle's vineyard in the Yarra Valley is always wonderful, and winter mists provide some spectacular morning views.
Our farm / beach holiday near Walkerville in Gippsland last October was, the kids assure me, "the best holiday yet." It certainly was full of a lot of joy and great memories for us all.
So that's my Sunday Selection for this week - family holidays. It inspires me to start thinking more seriously about scheduling the next one!