On Friday night we had dinner with the in laws. Despite living so close to them, it is easy for us to go a week without seeing them, so we always enjoy catching up properly. We took the opportunity to get a whole lot of last minute instructions about what needs to happen on the farm while they are away.
Saturday morning was relaxing. The weather was sunny, and once the sun had time to melt the frost, it was (comparatively) mild. The girls continued to build the cubby house for the chickens that they have been working on.
In the afternoon some friends dropped by for afternoon tea. It was lovely to sit out in the sun and chat. We took them on the standard farm tour - the chickens, the pigs, the creek etc...
Saturday evening, we watched Funniest Home Videos - our favourite family show (possibly the only show we can all enjoy watching together).
On Sunday morning we had pancakes for breakfast - once I had a small shout at my horrible stove. Our sun room is just gorgeous to sit in at this time of year. The sun streams through the windows, and it is beautiful and warm.
About mid morning, my in laws dropped by, on their way to begin their trip! They gave the kids one of those books where you can record yourself reading. It was so lovely and thoughtful of them - though I did have to hide it for an hour on Monday afternoon because it was driving me crazy.
There are some old tree stumps that are the remains of an old wind break behind the house. Country Boy has been waiting for some cool weather to burn them out, in preparation for an even bigger vegetable garden in the Spring. On Monday morning, he seized the opportunity to light some fires and play with them. The girls wanted to roast marshmallows but we had none (I may or may not have eaten the packet previously).
All 3 kids spent a lovely couple of hours playing in amongst the trees and bushes, doing all kinds of important things.
In the afternoon, we watched Cars (which I have never seen - and still haven't seen all the way through) and had some popcorn.
All in all, it was a most relaxing long weekend! Only 3 weeks until the holidays start, and I am counting down!