Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Ring a ring a rosie ...
Within the first ten minutes of starting our day, Mika’s big heartedness allowed her to reach out to everyone and had everyone holding hands, smiling connected and singing 'Ringing around a rosie, rocka rocka rosie, all fall down' This was a glorious start to our day and it set the mood for the entire day.
Isabel had told us she would like to see the sheep, so that’s where we headed first. The children ran through the garden all holding hands and laughing all the way to the sheep. We played in the goat and sheep paddock for a while and then found ourselves sitting on a bench making cakes and singing happy birthday to everyone.
An overwhelming feeling of love struck Isabel at this point and she was inviting everyone back to her place where she had presents for everyone. She was so excited that her hands went up to her mouth and she was shaking, almost like she was going to burst with love. Everyone embraced this and for most of the day there were cuddles, closeness and big loving feelings being shared. I can tell this was a magical day for Isabel.
It was a really nice dynamic with these four beautiful children, Frieda, Eden, Mika and Isabel. Great to see Eden and Mika together. They are twins and I usually only spend time with Eden. Being at the farm in different groups has given them both confidence and self-awareness to have their own autonomy. Today whilst always aware of the other and very loyal, there just seemed to be freedom for both of them. They were a delight to be with.
This day was also great for Frieda. It was a long day for her, normally finishing at 1pm. It wasn’t until about 2:45 she said in a chirpy little voice 'Where’s mum?' I reminded her that it was a longer day and she told me that her mum had told her that ... then off she went to keep playing.
She was so content with different children to her usual group and at the same time, asking me were Dan, Mac, Freya and Minnie were (Frieda’s Friday group friends).
Here are some photos for you to enjoy from our day...