For this past week, we have had the pleasure of staying with our friends the Peet family. We first met Geoff and Amanda while we were living in Bowral, NSW. Now the Peets live in Wellington near Dubbo. They have four girls: Brianna (11), Sophie (8), Millie (8) and Elora (5). The children played so well together, and it was such a joyful time for us. Thank you, Peets, for your generosity in feeding and accommodating our family and making our holiday extra special. We love you and dream about returning the favour one day in Hong Kong!
Brianna and Tirzah
Keegan in front of the Peet's vineyard
Monkeying around at the tea table
Littlest Pet Shop with Millie and Elora
Lego with Sophie and Brianna
Playdough with Elora
Tea at Hungry Jacks
Soccer on REAL grass!
"Lucky" the dog
Amanda and I are ready for a day of op shopping
Jemilla and Sophie made a cubby house
The end result
My Little Pony
More Connect Four
Geoff pumped up some bike tyres for Keegan
And after a wobbly start...
...off he went, happy to be riding a bike again!
Special icecreams for dessert
Sophie and Jemilla on the trampoline (first jump Jemilla's had in a year)
Even Tirzah joined in the dance
We played Sequence with Geoff and Amanda late into the night
This was the morning of my birthday.
The children made lots and lots of cards for me.
And we had waffles for breakfast! My favourite!
Babysitter Saranne minded the kids while we went out for a birthday dinner.
Amanda and me
At the restaurant in Wellington
Craig and Keegan played croquet with Millie
Tirzah adored playing with Brianna
Five girls together
Craig thought this bike was a bit too tame.
Now, this is more like it!
Having fun, Jemilla?
Tirzah was happy to watch the Wiggles on TV
Amanda worked on a painting for school
Two finished art works
Early birthday present for Jemilla: hair clips and devotions book
Early birthday present of Toy Story Lego from the Peet family
Another present: book and 3D glasses
Picnic lunch at the playground
Brianna and Tirzah
The twins and Jemilla
Tirzah and Sophie
With seven children in one house, there were lots of variables of who could sleep where each night.