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Easter Weekend Break

April 25, 2011 0 Comments Latest Updates by Janine Daniel

easterJanine managed to to escape from her busy schedule to spend some time with us during the Easter weekend. We met them at the airport and Chloe came running into my arms and gave me a hug. Chloe then realised that her mom was not with her and became quite perturbed. I showed her where her mom was and she immediately calmed down.(Janine had to wait awhile to claim their luggage.) Ohooh, I thought, Chloe is experiencing separation anxiety. The past came flooding back, Janine was about the same age when she started to experience the exact same thing. Chloe had grown some and was looking so cute-a real little girl!

When we left the airport we went to pick up Kiara and Monique,(more about them next time).

The three girls do not see each other that often but they get on so well together. We spent a delightful time at the beach on Monday, building castles, swimming in the lagoon and having fun. I met friends there and they came back for coffee and cake. Danie could not stop saying how pretty the girls were. I was chuffed. Danie has two big strapping sons! We had an Easter Hunt and all the girls found the eggs. Matthew,who is also two,was also invited. Chloe has played with him before but she was not too impressed to see him finding eggs! Matthew is my next door neighbour's grandson - a typical little boy! Monique and Kiara left later that afternoon. Chloe kept on asking where they were. When we told her that they had gone home, she said "oh"

The weather turned quite cold and we heard via the grape vine that it was snowing in Hog's Back. Off we went, Vic grumbling all the way, as there was not a cloud in the sky! Needless to say ,when we arrived, not a snow flake to be seen and it was freezing. Chloe seemed to enjoy it and played with games in the hotel lounge while we had some fortifying soup and went all the way home.

The weather turned and on a bright sunny morning Janine and I decided to take Chloe and Ming, the dog, for a beach walk. It takes me two hours at a normal pace. We left at 9.30 and arrived home at 3.30! What fun we had! We stopped to paddle in the surf, we picked up shells, we ate and rested whenever we felt the need. Chloe was a real trooper and walked most of the way. I was amazed at her stamina. Janine did manage to stub her toe on a rock, I scraped my leg on a branch and Chloe had an adventure!

The time passed so swiftly and it was time to say good-bye. I dropped them off at the airport with a heavy heart, as usual. Till next time.