We are going away for a week - just K and I. My brother is getting married on this tropical island and K is going to be a flowergirl, so we're dusting off the passports and flying out tomorrow.
Her older brother is flying away too, on his first unaccompanied trip, which he is very excited and proud about. He will visit his grandparents in the South Island. And poor Tom will stay in the city to work.
I made us all some new bags to take on the planes with us- I figured I'd need something roomy to schlep books, pens, snacks, etc with us all the way to another country. The kids are quite keen on taking their own stuff these days which is great, so I sewed them up these little messenger bags. They're made from sturdy denim, and they chose the flap fabric themselves- K's is a happy cotton print and A's is a robot-print linen from Japan. He has already filled his up with many books, his pocket money and enough comic-drawing supplies to last a week.
So i'll be having a week-long blog break while I visit my first Pacific Island- but will be sure to report back next week, hopefully with tales of swimming, snorkelling and cocktails. Have a great week yourself!