The holidays were fabulous. Both boys spent a week separately in Canberra visiting my parents and then a week was spent with us all together at the holiday house. Lazy days spent surfing, bike riding, eating, crab catching and playing cricket on the beach. The water was so crisp and refreshing we swam everyday despite the fact it was still on the chilly side. Spine tingling rejuvenation therapy for all of us.
On our last evening we were sitting out on the front deck when someone walked past and called out that there was a whale and her calf frolicking in the water. Glasses of wine and dinner preparations were quickly abandoned and we all raced down to the look out point to watch. It was a joy for all of us to watch the whale and her baby playing together as they found somewhere safe to rest before they commenced their migration south for the summer. I didn't take any photos as I didn't think to grab my camera or phone and I am actually glad that it turned out that way. We were all so uplifted by the experience of watching the whale that I am delighted I was in the moment and enjoying it, not focused instead on trying to capture the perfect photo.
Lastly, I can't tell you how happy it made me that the 7 year old is still little enough to squeeze himself into a plastic storage tub for his evening bath. My baby for a little longer. There truly is joy to be found in the little things everywhere.