Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bit of This and a Bit of That

Well, we have had a lot of fun playing with the baby lambs.  On the nice days we let the lambs and the kids out in the backyard and they just play!  Its great!! 
Just home from school.  The lambs had just been fed and Eleanor and Marshall were "hiding" in the garden.  Looks like the Elizabeth and Baby were successful seekers!

Edith on her first bike ride

Sister cuddle.  (Eleanor had covered up Edith with Bubbie to keep her warm.)


Edith loves playing in the grass!


Eleanor learned some yoga techniques at Mother's Day Out in Kentucky and she and Marshall were showing me their moves.

The last day of Term 3 we had a dress-up day at Preschool.  Marshall wore his UK track suit from Kentucky and was a basketball player.  He says, "Go Cats!"

 Remember Elizabeth well.  Unfortunately, she passed away on Sunday.  (We think she had bloat?  Not sure.)  Anyway, Eleanor took the news very well and there were no tears.  I don't think Baby handled it quite so well as she looked for her pal and sister all day and was very noisy all day!  Marshall has been a very loving though so she made it through. :)
Our Elizabeth
 She decided she wanted to give her a funeral and an hour later she said, "Mommy, maybe I could get a new lamb and I'll name her Ashely." 

At the graveside

 We picked Ashely up this afternoon.  She is a super cool black Romney with white bits around her face that make her look like she has whiskers.  There were a few tears at the pick-up because I think Eleanor was expecting Ashely to look more like Elizabeth.  (I think a nap would have also helped her emotional state.)  On the way home after calming down she started talking to her and she helped Daddy put her in her pen and try to get her drink from a bottle.

Trout season starts October 1st in New Zealand.  Yesterday was a short work day.  Bob, Andrew's boss, is also a fisherman and he bought Andrew and the family a trout fishing license.  Not only that but he caught and gave us two large rainbow trout yesterday.  Andrew took both the kids out for a spin after their naps yesterday.  No luck on our end, but the season has only just started! 
The kids and Andrew with our second present.  Marshall got himself ready and was insistent that he needed his sunhat - it was a rainy/drizzly day! :)

Reeling it in!

"Catching" up with Bob on the river.

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