L had her 7th birthday on 14 September and my husband’s birthday is 4 days later. L had a sleepover the Friday before her birthday with a few friends and we went to L’s Nana and Grandad’s house for tea after church on her birthday. We then left for a week’s holiday on the Monday. We stopped homeschooling from 13 September and will start again next week as we had all earned a break.
A very excited birthday girl
L on her 7th birthday
We stayed at a farm on the border of Lesotho. Here are the girls running along early in the morning.
Setting up the chess set which they played a few times while on holiday.
The girls spent a fair amount of time feeding the bunnies, naming them and attempting to cuddle them.
Resting – isn’t that what holidays are for?
We went on a number of walks – some of this we tied with the homeschooling we had been doing looking at sedimentary rock and there were also some fossils in the rocks. Both girls managed very well on the walks (and I think the adults did too!)
K found some sand very like beach sand that she had to stop and play in.
The girls going into a fairly open cave with Dozer the dog who lives at the holiday resort:
We saw some interesting rocks:
Crossing the river on a swinging bridge:
Swinging back at the resort:
Milking the cows:
K and L on a led pony ride:
L also went on a longer ride with me. Joseph was our guide.
Back in the house and playing on the stairs:
The girls could get close to the male emu. The female and her three babies were in another enclosure.
Spring had sprung and there were some amazing, beautiful areas full of bright colours.
K near the apple trees in full blossom (in the background).
K spent a lot of time playing with toy animals as well as visiting the live ones. The holiday did her good and she got glowing chubby cheeks which we have not seen before on our little girl.
Both the girls (and even their mother – can you believe it) climbed into the icy water and had a swim. The days were warm enough that we did cope.
It was a lovely break and now we will head back to homeschooling for the final quarter of the year as summer approaches.