Friday, July 16, 2010

The Peets

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


Uno Attack


Monkeying around at the tea table


Devotions time


Littlest Pet Shop with Millie and Elora


Lego with Sophie and Brianna


Playdough with Elora


Tea at Hungry Jacks


Soccer on REAL grass!


Connect Four


"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


Rapidough


Sophie and Jemilla on the trampoline (first jump Jemilla's had in a year)


Dancing fun


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


Dressing Up




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


Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang


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.

3 comments:

  1. we miss you Harveys- will the kids want to come back? Looks like you are having lots of fun.
    Toy Story Lego- woohoo!

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  2. Looks like such a good time!

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  3. Wow! What a comprehensive post - all those photos! So many lovely memories ...

    I think I should just copy and paste your post into my blog - you've captured our holiday so well.

    I'm not giving up the HK dream either, don't worry!

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