Friday, 17 October 2014

Monthly Snapshot {August & September}

The poor month of August contained such a small amount of photos that to save embarrassment on my part I have combined two months. Luckily in September I was able to get the camera out a little more due to a beautiful farm-stay in Orange, NSW with our dear friends Chris and Melinda and their adorable girls, Maggie and Edie. Although any opportunity to spend time with this lovely family is a treat, this get together was extra special as it was to celebrate Melinda’s 40th. When this trip was in the planning phase I couldn’t believe that she wanted to pass up a big party to stay on a sheep farm with our family, but really when I thought about more it suited her perfectly. Our quietly spoken, gentle, kind-hearted, creative, humble, loving friend asked for quality time with her own family and ours, good food cooked by others, a bushwalk and a cheese cake birthday cake. All these things were easy to deliver, and an absolute pleasure to be a part of. Thank you Melinda for inviting us along. Our families still live apart and every time we spend time together then have to depart, I wish desperately that the distance wasn't there. Your family are pure loveliness and so are you. Happy birthday dear friend. xx
{watching videos of themselves on my ipad...over and over again}
{"look at me mum, I can loom even when I'm not looking}
{practising for book week dress up day - as the little mermaid}
{someone learnt how to ride their bike without training wheels!}
{our accommodation: renovated horse stables}
{collecting sticks for the open fire}
{stick collecting bypassed for sword fighting}
{these two were the sweetest little pair over the weekend. While Harper & Maggie immersed themselves in fairy/princess role-play, Finn & Edie held hands and shared lollies with each other. Finn even tried to teach two year old Edi how to play 'UNO'. It was a cute, if not short lived game}
{of coarse you can have lolly bags at a 40th birthday bash}

1 comment:

  1. Firstly, yay you blogged!!!

    Secondly, now I know how I want to spend my 40th. SERIOUSLY!!! Sigh, it looks absolutely heavenly and I know how much love and energy and creativity you also poured into the celebrations - what a dear friend you are! It all looks just idyllic, what a great idea :) Sign me up!!!!!