Life in May is always busy for us with Mother’s Day, Evie’s birthday and our wedding anniversary all falling within weeks of each other. Throw in a trip to Geelong and we had ourselves more than enough things to look forward to. Read on for my highlights from May.
Jordan has been on a work course in Victoria since mid-April, so we decided a trip to Geelong in the first week of May would be a nice way to break up the time. It was also an opportunity for Evie and I to see Jordan after a few weeks apart.
Our first order of business was reuniting with Jordan and meeting Evie’s very first cousin, Reuben. Oh and getting Evie a pair of slippers, of course.
Mother’s Day fell on our first weekend in Geelong and I was treated to a decadent cafe breakfast.
I was so excited to visit during May, having not experienced genuinely cold weather in over 2 years. My favourite season truly came to life and I experienced a perfect combination of rainy days mixed with sunny, yet crisp, ones. Much to the annoyance of everyone around me, my passion for Autumn will never not be something I ramble about at length.
I took this selfie on a late afternoon walk, I was just so happy to be outside in one of my favourite heavy jumpers.
During our trip we spent a lot of time at the park with Evie. I love this picture of her and my brother, all of our family is always so excited to see her after several months apart.
Can I also say how much of a novelty it was to dress Evie in layers? The weather created so many opportunities for new looks!
Dad and daughter spotting ducks in the river.
The Geelong waterfront at night.
I spent many years drunkenly stumbling up with this street headed to various night clubs. While those years are long gone, this street still feels so familiar to me.
It was so good to have some family time.
Spending time at home with family and drinking endless cups of tea in front of the heater was one of my favourite things about the whole trip.
On our second weekend in Geelong we celebrated Evie’s 2nd birthday. Having not had an opportunity for a party last year, we decided to organise a small gathering to mark the occasion. A classic birthday afternoon tea was the vibe we went for and the spread did not disappoint!
I opted not to bake my own cake this year and instead put together the above using things entirely purchased from Coles. Their cake and dessert range is really good, I highly recommend.
Happy 2nd Birthday, Evelyn!
More beautiful weather in my hometown.
Naturally Evie had multiple birthday celebrations…
Birthday breakfast with Jordan’s family.
Evie’s cake (another Coles find) complete with Bluey and Bingo.
She’s mastered the art of birthday candle blowing now.
All too soon our trip to Geelong came to and end and we packed up all our winter clothes, knowing they wouldn’t be coming out again anytime soon. Our last two visits to Geelong have been around the 4 and 5 week mark, so this trip definitely felt like it ended too soon. My feelings of being torn between two places seems to have shifted and now I find myself really longing to be living back in VIC. One day…
I was pleasantly surprised that he dry season had well and truly kicked in when we returned to Townsville. Our lawns were also waist height making our house look abandoned, but hey, thats all part of FNQ life…
I had the girls round one Saturday night for an evening of paint and sip. We got these cute little paint by numbers kits from Kmart, they were only $10 each and included the canvas, paint and brushes.
We may have gone a little overboard on the food, but nobody was complaining! We had a really lovely night.
Life in May was busy and full of wonderful moments with family and friends.
How was your May?