So everybody has been asking where this place is...... ..
At first we wanted to keep this hidden gem a secret gettaway all to ourselves but then we felt bad for not sharing 😂
Its such an amazing spot. Most perfect and especially for those who have bigger families!
We usually struggle to find places where we can all stay as a family without having to get two rooms (double the price too)
But the owners were lovely enough to setup for all of us to fit in one room... Another highlight was the fact that this place is off grid! Totally hidden away from traffic & people in fact there is only two glamping tents which we had to oursleves!
They also offer farm tours for the kids where you travel in a buggy and experience abit of the daily farm routines. Abe took the older kids along and came back in love with the farm life & especially the dogs.
Most of all we loved to getaway from our busy lives and spend quality time with kids a great veiw & relaxing hot tub.. Whats not to love???? Overal this place 10/10 & we cant wait to come back! Thanks for the hospitality @tawanuifarmnz@canopycampingescapes we look forward to our next stay.
Ever wish time would stand still? These three humans are the best gifts I’ve ever received. 13, 11 and 9 years old. I was just thinking about how quickly they’re growing and I wish I could stop time. Guys, it feels like they were babies 10 minutes ago! I am so grateful for all the moments we have shared, I know not everyone is so fortunate. Being away from them a few times a year for work stirs up those mom guilt feelings in me, but then I remember that because of the business I chose, I have been WITH them far more than I’ve been apart from them. In fact, both my husband and I are able to be there. ❤️ And that is what it’s all about for me. Time. Time with these beautiful kiddos. Time with our family. “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” ~Harvey Mackay .
Here‘s a picture that totally misrepresents how our travel days have gone with the toddler lately, for the following reasons:
1. At 15 months old, his entire life goal is to seek and destroy in a Godzilla like manner.
2. He’s part parkour enthusiast and part rabid raccoon, which isn’t ideal when sitting so close to other humans.
3. He has an uncanny likeness to El Niño, which should count for something.
4. And of course now that we realize the discomfort he’s been having with his ears, we have to add parent guilt to that list #howrudeofhim.
Well guess what, sometimes flights with kids suck, and that whole “it’s about the journey not the destination” line is a lie. When it comes to toddler flights it’s ALL about just getting to your destination. So here’s just a reminder that you shouldn’t let the times you feel like you’re actually flying through a crap shoot scare you from traveling with kids. Just take a deep breath, take shifts trying to entertain them in the plane galley, and keep your shit together until you arrive. At which point they’ve exhausted themselves enough to pass out and you’ve earned your first regression from that dry January resolution! #travelingwithkids#similartowatertorture#notalwaysenjoyable#butdefinitlysurvivable#nowsomeonegetmeadrink
Reality.... you never think you will get sick when traveling overseas... but when you do and your kids do too... it’s actually super scary. Especially when it’s a non English speaking country. Trying to explain to the people in the chemist we had gastro and they tried to offer us tablets for our mental state.... well yes, we maybe should have accepted their offer after dealing with vomiting children on trains..... definitely will do your head in #japan#travelwithkids#sickness#notfun
That walk is too much! I want to etch it in my brain. We have been in Vancouver 2 days and I am remembering how tiring it is traveling with smalls. You can’t fit in all the things. You can’t stroll into gorgeous arts and crafts shops and spend as much time as you want in there. Honestly you can’t even go into the supermarket and remember all the things because you are interrupted every 10 seconds with ‘can we get this? Why not? Pleeeeeease? But I never had it before...’ which of course is normal but your sleep-deprived, jet-lagged brain is trying to navigate a supermarket you’ve never been to, products you’ve never seen before, prices you have to do maths to make sense of...AND remember that your REALLY annoying kid is just being a regular kid (and is actually a real cutie) and your impatience will only make it all worse. I tell you sometimes I’m pretty sure I’m super-human. But we remembered how to do this pretty quick (the supermarket experience brought it all flooding back). First coffee, so my husband is on board, then out and about in the morning, then home with the kids for the arvo while one of you gets to go out and about (if you have the energy!) and forage for dinner. Is it worth it? Yes, definitely yes. At 2 and 4 kids keep you busy wherever you are, much more fun to be out and about. #travelwithkids#familytravel
Woop Woop 🙌🏻 We made it ✈️ Had a bit of a hiccup with an Uber that refused to take us without a car seat for Hollie but all’s well that ends well 🚘 Can an Uber take a child over 12 months without a car seat? I’ve never even used a taxi with kids in Australia so I wouldn’t have a clue 🤷♀️
These two can find a way to make a sand box out of just about anywhere in this state! Arizona walking and hiking trails all have soft sand that have my girls singing songs, raking their fingers through the sand to build castles 💕
As we approached Kings Cross station 🚉 , I could see my nephew from 🇺🇸 getting more, and more excited. When he asked me about platform 9 3/4, I didn’t have a clue what he was talking about. Seeing the joy on this young man’s face as we walked through the station to the Harry Potter shop = Priceless #FamilyFLY