To do lists – We made 2016 Amazing
2015 was the year of my last operation (neck fusion), and so the kids and I decided to make 2016 an amazing year. We decided to do things, go places and see stuff. Daddy moved to Namibia for work, so it was going to be double hard for me being both parents to our kids, raising them, doing school trips, dealing with their missing daddy etc. for the rest of the year we only got to see Daddy 3 days per month.
But first, Mommy had to go and refill her emotional tanks alone, away from everyone. So mommy booked herself a trip to Europe ;). Just 10 days, budapest, Prague, bratislava and Vienna. I felt like a new person, and was ready for what the year had in stall for me.
So here is the list we set out to do, (and do and do :)).
In 2016 we went on our first Colour Run. It is known as the happiest 5K on the planet, and boy did we have fun! Walking, hopping, skipping or crawling, it doesn’t matter how you do it, as long as you do. Dress code is silly but white. That is because after every kilometer you get BOMBARDED with colour dust and by the end of the race you look like a colour crazy chameleon. For this adventure Daddy got to join us, making it double the fun.
My little girl (12) got to participate in her very first big singing competition (all ages, across the country). She auditioned, and made the semi-finals late in 2015. In 2016 she got to participate in the finals and made it to the top 25. Needless to say, she was the youngest contestant there and she was chosen as a top scorer, invited (but required to pay her own way) to the international convention of the IMTA (International Model and Talent Agency). We decided she is a bit too young still, we will give it a few more years before we try again, and then go to the international convention.
The kids went Zip-lining. This is a cool travel using zip lines and mountain climbing gear to zip around in the tops of very large trees, on hang bridges and over obstacles. Mommy took lost of photo’s but remained firmly on mother earth (no more damages to my body please).
The kids and I spent a long weekend at the Cabannas in Sun City. We played in the valley of the waves (a fake sea) for hours, floated around on the lilo’s, took amazing walks and on our final day there the kids had an absolute ball on the water of the nearby dam, doing water-sport.