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Friday, July 22, 2011

Oh ... it's a stingray

Cosmos came back from his sun, sand and surf holiday in W.A. and it was great to see him.

He walked through the barn in the morning and picked up a little wooden boomerang left from NAIDOC day, looked at it, moved it around in a flow and then said to himself, 'Oh ... it's a stingray,' like he was recognising through his holiday experience and glad it somehow was there at the farm too.

He also tried Alessia's hat on at one point ... what a beautiful little boy!

Great fit ... how do I look?

He then amused us all when he decided he liked his own hat better and put it on over the top of Alessia's

Later in the morning when we were all visiting the toilets and needing to wash hands, Cosmos was taking in all the changes ... new toilets, new taps, new soap dispenser ... he watched me getting soap for the other children and when it was his turn to get some help said, 'Da-lella sauce ... sauce please?'  Very cute.

Anna had some very funny and brave moments with us too.  We all went in to the goat paddock early in the morning, all sludgy near the gate and the goats milling round on the grass.  Everyone huddled near me while they warmed up to the size of the goats and Anna just strode off into the middle of the goat herd without a concern.  She was in sheer delight, patting and watching them and laughing loud and hearty.  She was such a gift to the other children as her joy and hearty pleasure is what warmed the rest of the gang up!

She then led the way with her enthusiasm to feed the goats, which she did blade of grass by blade of grass.  This is such a beautiful thing to see, a child wanting to feed an animal, picking a blade of grass with their little hands and then patiently trying to feed a goat such a tiny morsel.

There is not a day at the farm with the children that isn't full to the brim with blessings.

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