Another fabulous weekend has come and gone. We had a visit from some friends we first met when Hannah, and their daughter Sofie started school together. The girls soon became good friends, and we have enjoyed each others company every since.
Hannah still misses Sofie a lot, so she was really excited to show her friend around the farm.
They had barely got out of the car before our girls were showing them the pigs and chickens.
After lunch we rugged up, and went for a truck ride around the farm. The adults got to chat, whilst the girls pointed out all the 'sights'.
I've never seen our girls so keen to go a put the chooks back in the pen, and collect the eggs. I think perhaps the chance to show their friends made it more exciting.
Country Boy made an amazing peach pie for dessert, so after dinner the kids had some with icecream while we watched Funniest Home Videos. We put all the girls in the one bedroom, and were expecting a lot of late night chattering, but surprisingly, they were all asleep fairly quickly. That combination of lots of fresh air, and excitement was exactly what they needed!
On Saturday we had a leisurely pancake breakfast. Once the kids finished eating, they disappeared into the play room to dance (incidentally does Georgie Parker have more than one CD?? We desperately need a bit of variety!), and we continued to enjoy another pancake in peace and quiet.
We got ourselves organised and went for a motor bike ride around the farm, taking the dogs to round up a mob of sheep.
The kids had a try at doing themselves...
... before Country Boy got the dogs to demonstrate how it should be done!
Later we went over to the dam, to hit some floating golf balls into it (always brings out the competitive streak in the adults), and chuck some rocks into it - such fun!
After an afternoon snooze, we lit a bonfire on an old tree stump that we want to rip out, and toasted marshmallows. The kids hung around for a while, but once the marshmallows ran out, they headed off for a game of hide and seek, leaving us to
We had a roast dinner (my favourite) and the kids collapsed into bed with very little resistance.
This morning, there was time for a last motorbike ride and another explore of the shearing shed and sheep yards before they headed off.
Really it was a perfect weekend: Great weather, great food, and great company!