Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Day with Little Friends

This past Tuesday, a friend of ours' children came and spent the day with us which was so enjoyable. We love these children so much! It was a delightful day spent partly indoors and partly outdoors . . . from watching their science video for school (by Dr. David Menton on the skin - it was very interesting) while Leah and I cross-stitched, to the little girls helping hang out the laundry and bring it back in once it was dry (which they really enjoyed! Especially with how windy it was - they thought it was funny how much the clothes were whipping around), visiting together, reading, doing puzzles, and much more . . . .

The legos are always a much enjoyed thing for them to play with!

We heard some beautiful piano music! And then I played a duet with her, and then Leah, she and I played a song all together which was fun. Leah also found our old duet book that we played out of together when we were little, so Leah and her are working on learning one of the duets in it.

While Leah was working on her cross-stitch, one of the little girls asked if she could do some - so Leah helped her, and this sweet girl did a great job with it. (And I'll need to get a photo of Leah's cross-stitch to share here - it is beautiful!)

And of course, a visit to our place is never complete without spending some time with the animals! Our first time going out we visited, Dixie, Danny and Chevy and the children got to watch as we gave oral de-wormer to the little guys (which is part of the routine care of goats.) Their first 'veterinary' lesson! :) Then we went and saw the chickens (which the children are gradually overcoming their fear of) and the baby rabbits (and I have photos to share sometime of those, too! They are at their really cute stage right now.) And of course, a highlight for the children is always petting Lassie and brushing her . . . .

Lassie loves it. :)

Getting ready to go into the chicken pen . . . the little girl in the red shirt was so afraid of them and didn't want to go in, but she overcame her fear and did! She stuck close beside me the whole time holding tight to my hand, but she went in! And she had the reward of seeing and petting the baby bunnies then, too, since going through the chicken pen is how we get to their pens.

Later in the day, we went and visited Sadie and Chloe, and this time all of the children went in! At first, the goats weren't quite sure what to think of all the children in their pen, but they did let some of the children come up and pet them.

All in all, it was a wonderful day, and I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed us with knowing such dear children as these ones!

14 comments:

  1. It was nice seeing a photo of Lassie again. It has been awhile since the dogs had been mentioned, and I'd been meaning to ask how they were doing.:-)

    It sounds as though there is never a lack of fun activity for children when they visit you. I'm sure they enjoy coming over!

    ~ Betsy

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  2. Tuesday was a beautiful day here in the Mid- West! Glad you had a good time with the kiddos! Looks like a great bunch.

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  3. Looks like a wonderful time:) I love spending time with my little friends and it is a wonderful way to minister to them!

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  4. It looks like you had a great time with your friends. It's always fun to enjoy time with friends. Have a great day. God bless. Dorinda.

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  5. What a blessing your sweet little friends must be! From what I have seen on your blog, you have enjoyed several lovely days with these particular children – this one being no exception!

    Blessings,
    Anna

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  6. Tuesday was beautiful here too - windy! Looks like you had a lovely time. :-)

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  7. Glad you enjoyed it, Betsy! They dogs are all doing well and seem to be rather appreciating the cooler weather now. They have been very energetic!

    There always are a lot of fun things to do with the children when they come over, and we always enjoy figuring out together what all to fill our time with!

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  8. It was indeed, Monica! A pleasant change after the cold spell that we had. Yes, these children are really sweet, and we always have such great times with them!

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  9. It was, Desiree! I am sure your little friends love the times you spend with them as well. :) As you shared, it is a wonderful way to minister to them, and we receive so many blessings in return, too!

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  10. We did, Dorinda! And I would agree, it is always fun to spend time with friends. :) I hope that you have a great day as well!

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  11. They are, Anna! So much. Yes, we do enjoy many lovely times with these children . . . over the years they have grown to be like little siblings to us, and the times together are always special!

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  12. Yes, it was windy, Mrs. Anne! Which probably helped keep it from feeling hot what with a temperature in the 80’s. I am sure you enjoyed the beautiful weather! And yes, we did have a lovely time. :)

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  13. Sounds like a good time! ;o) Enjoyed the pictures! ;o)

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  14. It was, Nabila! And I am glad that you enjoyed the photos. :)

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