we flew out of sydney a few days ago for the next stop on our australia trip, hamilton island! we have been here a couple of days now and i truly don’t ever want to leave! this place is incredible. our family took a seaplane out to whitehaven beach early one morning and hands down, it’s up there in my top handful of life experiences for sure. since our plane left really early, we were able to beat a lot of the boat crowds and had the beautiful beach practically to ourselves which just felt crazy and special and unreal all at the same time. the kids couldn’t contain themselves when the plane landed in the water, and that experience alone was pretty thrilling.
but back to whitehaven beach for another minute…. i had heard people talk about this sand before but i was like, “it’s sand. how is this person still going on and on about sand?!” but now here i am a couple days later and i still can’t stop thinking about or talking about this sand! josh is getting annoyed with me, i can tell. ;) it’s just that this sand was the whitest sand i’ve seen, and so fine and soft, it was squeaking under my feet as i walked and when i held it, it felt like powder! part of me wanted to bring back to new york a little ziplock baggy of sand just to pull out and hold and run my hands through whenever i’m feeling stressed. haha! i didn’t though because as a mother of three, i know that sand will not stay in the bag for long and one of my biggest pet peeves is all the sand i somehow find in our apartment like all the freaking time, but anyway!
and more photos below…
for those who asked on instagram, my swimsuit is from HERE. saw it online maybe a month ago and loved the prints and unique style of it.
i have no words for those views from the seaplane. what a beautiful world it is.
it is a struggle to keep a sunhat on any of my children, but rest assured no one is sunburned. we reapply sunblock constantly and made sure a good layer was always covering conrad’s scalp. ;)
my new favorite photo of these two! they are the sweetest pair and it makes me so happy.
besides an episode with a bunch of horseflies that wouldn’t leave us alone (only downside of the day, those crazy horseflies!) this boy was in heaven all morning!
and my hip flexer is sore today, but i couldn’t stop dancing and moving for a while there. i jump up and down when i’m happy and i start improv-ing with a few old ballet moves thrown in when i’m super happy. the old dancer in me just can’t contain herself when she’s having a good time.
he wouldn’t stop splashing in the surf!
and he loved flying high with josh’s classic throw your kid up high game
WEARING: ON ME: seea one piece swimsuit, celine sunglasses (from nordstrom, but bought in store), nars schiap lipstick. JOSH: from birdwell, and here are similar swim trunks ELEANOR: pineapple swimsuit (and rash guard top), SAMSON: swim trunks (they match josh’s!). CONRAD: swim top and swim diaper.
we are heading to melbourne next! and i can’t wait to eat my way through the city since so many of you gave us such great food recommendations! you can follow along on snapchat (username love.taza) for more videos of our day to day here in australia if you’d like!