Thursday, March 24, 2011
4 cheeky monkeys
Down the back paddock we headed this morning, Kornelius, Samson, Mika, Frankie and I.
On the way down Mika and Samson noticed little bare patches of dirt in the grass. The stopped on each one and these became ponds ... until the reached a big long one which became a lake. This was so much fun that they ran back to the beginning and did it again...and again.
Kornelius announced, 'I don't want to do that, I want to get rocks', which he did and Frankie added, 'Me too' and joined him.
We soon found ourselves in the long green grass by the river, Mika has taken to bursting into song each time we get here. She started with Humpty Dumpty, falling off a seat into long grass as she sang ... and was soon joined by all the other children too. She then went on to sing 5 cheeky monkeys (even though there were only 4) and as Samson joined in, he asked to be helped off with his sweater and ... there underneath on his t-shirt for all to see was ... a monkey ... looking quite cheeky too!
Soon we were joined by Carly's gang and all of a sudden a boat towing a barge with a digger on it appeared on the river. That was quite a sight with workmen aboard included. They used the digger to lift a tree that had fallen in the river and they chainsawed it and placed it on the barge.
We also visited the vege garden and picked some spinach which we took up to feed the chickens. That is fun to do and gentle way for the children to find courage to get up close and personal with the chickens. Given they are happy to come a pecking at lunch time, they can seem quite intimidating so it's always good to 'get to know them'. Frankie especially loves to do this.
We also had some fun tree climbing and just totally enjoying playing and really becoming quite bonded today. Frankie and Mika played together for ages in the afternoon alongside Kornelius and Samson who played together as well. I can't tell you how sweet this was. A case of perfect match and totally enjoyment in both cases. I think I feel in love a bit today with this little gang of dear children.