Seeing as we spent Christmas over here in Australia last year, we decided to make the trip to New Zealand for Christmas and New Years this year, to see my family (Scarlett’s grandma and aunties). They hadn’t seen her since our trip over there when she was 6 months old, so they loved spending some time with her, and she loved it as well! She got very spoilt for Christmas!
Seeing as there is no direct flight from Perth to Wellington, we decided to break the trip up a little and had two nights in Sydney on the way and two nights in Melbourne on the way back. I’m really glad we decided to break the flights up like that (flying with a 16 month old can be challenging at best!), and it was really nice to get a quick little glimpse of two Aussie cities that I’m rather fond of.
The weather in Sydney and Melbourne was fantastic, and even Wellington turned on the sun and a bit of warmth for Christmas Day! Daddy C and myself even got a couple of nights on the town in Wellington thanks to a grandma eager to babysit 🙂
Travelling with a toddler certainly isn’t the laidback beach-chillin that comes to mind when you think of the word “holiday”… but we had a really great two weeks together and it was a wonderful break away from everyday life to round off a really good year.
I decided to write this as a highlights post and pop up a photo from each day of our holiday… there will be individual posts for each day with many more photos to come 🙂
Saturday, 22 December – Flying to Sydney
Sunday, 23 December – Sunny Day In Sydney
Monday, 24 December – Christmas Eve – Family Time in Wellington
Tuesday, 25 December – Christmas Day in Wellington
Wednesday, 26 December – Boxing Day – Drawing
Thursday, 27 December – Fun at Grandma’s
Friday, 28 December – Grandma’s 52 Year Old Teddy Bear
Saturday, 29 December – “Cooking”
Sunday, 30 December – Hanging With Nana
Monday, 31 December – New Year’s Eve – Family Day
Tuesday, 1 January – New Year’s Day – Three Generations of Girls
Wednesday, 2 January – Flying to Melbourne
Thursday, 3 January – Melbourne Hotel
Can’t beat Melbourne on a good day!
Friday, 4 January – Flying Home!