We had the pleasure of visiting our really good friends while in Queensland. In fact we made it a priority. You may remember P from earlier this year when she came to stay with me during Hubby’s work trip to America. It was at her house with her hubby and our other good friends K and T. We always have a good laugh and the kids love them. I don’t know if I’ve told them but I think of them all as my surrogate family.
P has broken her foot but still managed to cook up a delicious feast (my hero!) and was wearing a moon boot. Half way through the day she rested and took it off, leaving a bare foot and the other wearing a trainer. Little Red spotted this and toddled over to have a look. Noticing what she thought was a new fashion craze, she sat down, took off her left shoe and spent the rest of the afternoon like P. Rocking one shoe and PULLING. IT. OFF!
THE MOST AMAZING VIEWS
While I was taking some photos, Little Man enjoyed scooter races with K and Hubby. I don’t think he even knew that all this was right there! (Disclaimer: my friends gave me permission to post these photos).
Copperhead is such an outdoorsy child. I think she’ll be the one outside on the deck with Oscar from dawn until dusk. The one who will help me with the garden and collecting our crop of fruit and veg come the warmer weather. She found a lime (masquarding as a lemon) and it became her BFF for the day. She also had fun eating some freshly picked tomatoes and exploring every inch of the property.
How cool are these? Painted water tanks. A Kookaburra and Lorrakeets adorn one and a waterfall is by the pool. Unfortunately I didn’t capture that one so I’ll have to get it next time we visit. P told me it is an artist from Brisbane who came to do it on the condition she paid for his petrol and paint. I think she got the better end of the deal fo’ sure!
The girls had fallen asleep in the car before we’d reached the end of the long winding dirt road back to the main drag. Little Man was pretty quiet, with heavy lids, all the way back to his grandparents house. We can’t wait to see our friends again, and how lucky are we that they invited us to their beautiful Queensland home on the hill? What a complete and utter sanctuary.