Visitin' the Family!
Today we went to Gunnedah, about an hour away. Gunndeah is where we spent Christmas. I have lots of family there, and seeing as some of my cousins who live several hours away are there for a couple of weeks, I thought we'd travel up to see them. All my cousins have children that our kids call their 'cousins'. They enjoy each other's company a lot, so it was a really fun morning we had, with them all playing together.
Here are some pics that will bore most of my blog buddies, but my parents and sis will find it interesting to see how the cousins are all growing up!
Four families are represented here (my kids as well as the children of three of my cousins)
So there we were, playing at the park, when all of a sudden the sprinklers came on, and I mean, they were coming at us from all sides! It was an ambush. It happens just about every time we come to this park, but as it is the best park in Gunnedah, beggars can't be choosers, right?!
It was a cool and overcast to begin with, so getting wet was not a pleasant thought. But Topsy thought playing tips (tag) with the sprinklers might be a good idea, and he hurriedly advanced on the closest one before anyone noticed and took him away.
Staying just out of reach (of the water, that is ) was fun for a while. Aunty Sue played the game too!
But inevitably the icy cold water won, and he got sprayed!
Aunty Sue rescued him.
His gratitude was underwhelming! *eye roll*
In other news, in a couple of days, our family is driving down to Sydney, where we will stay overnight with Mom and Dad before going to CMS Summercamp in the blue Mountains. CMS stands for Church Missionary Society. CMS throws a week long camp in the New Year and any CMS missionaries that are on furlough come and hold excellent and informative seminars about what they are doing in the countries they are in. There is always an inspiring and uplifting speaker as well and fantastic music. We stay on site, so it is the one week of the year, where I do not lift a finger to cook any meal. Totally catered for!
The meetings go from 9-noon, and during that time, the kids are at a kid's program and the missionaries come down and visit them too..
Spindles is a little anxious about meeting new kids. We are going with some Sydney friends who also have kids, but they may not be in the same groups together. Anyways, we are praying that friendships will form, and are also going over ideas of ways to make friends and conversation starters. It sounds funny, I know, but the kids have not had to meet new people for ages! :)
So I may get one more blog in before we go!
Our Christmas lights were humble, but SO pretty, and I was really impressed that we actually managed to get them up, so here are a couple of pics, that do NOT do them justice. I have to figure out how to do night shots!