I got a lovely email from Corinne about the fact that her kids have never asked her ‘to go lamb tailing’, chances are they never will, and sometimes I wonder why my kids love it so much, the baaaing the dust, the battle to save the poddy lambs and more baaaing. BUT love it they do.
I captured this week’s lamb tailing efforts in pictures for our non-farming friends to be able to experience it through us. The only thing missing is the smell and the noise!
Muddy Organiser – Keeping Muddy Hubby organised and making sure the rings are always ready
Muddy Pixie – Her own style, her own world
Muddy Puzzler – In where the action is at, stylish in thongs
Muddy Boy – Glued to Muddy Hubby’s side, loving every second
The other day I packed up the Muddy Kids and headed to Baradine! It was where it was all at! The annual Ring Trophy Carnival between the Catholic Schools from neighbouring towns, this is where they all come together, they have competitive marching down the main street, then a war cry competition and then the fun begins with races and relays, tunnel ball, captain ball, tug-o-war and then the novelty races. It is a great day, by the end of it I was busted and so were my 4 little people, just walking around the oval soaking it all in seemed to exhaust the young ones. Let alone my Muddy Organiser who marched and war-cried and played her little heart out. It was a proud Mum day as I watched her march so focused and go in the three legged race with her bestie, not caring who won, only that they worked together to stay upright.
I know there will be lots, lots more of these over the years, but I think each one will be just as heart warming and as exhausting!
Each year the school puts on a concert, every student has a part to play and most have a line, there is lots of dancing and singing and it keeps the audience in fits of laughter. So much time and effort goes into these concerts each and every year. There is a theme through each year’s performance.
This year it was ‘The History of the World’ and each year took a different part of history and turned it into a fantastic performance. Year One had ‘The Stone Age’, complete with The Flintstones and lots of cave people. I am in awe of the teachers that pull all this together and also of the sewing skills of some of the parents that make costumes! I do wonder how they’ll top each year, but somehow they do!
Muddy Organiser – She’s come a long way, she used to be afraid of lambs, now she’s happy to feed them
Muddy Pixie – Sitting in the audience at the school concert, in awe of the spotlight and action on the stage
Muddy Puzzler – Not wanting to miss any of the marshmallow!
Muddy Boy – I love that he has no problem at the moment with wearing girly clothes, hats, pink shirts, I know this will change soon, but for now I love that he gives it no thought.
Muddy Organiser – A rare smile, at the moment exhaustion is setting in with the end of Term 3 closing fast
Muddy Pixie – Delighting in the veggie garden
Muddy Puzzler – So proud to be wearing Grandpa’s Beanie that was found after being lost shifting sheep in July
Muddy Boy – Thongs – no more to be said