On Wednesday, Lachlan was helping Grandpa DAVE fix the water pressure, the boy does know his way around the tools.
After drying off we returned back into the heart of Adelaide to pick up some last Aussie things. However, we did not get far as “police on scene after person falls multiple storeys inside Myer Centre”. Unlike last time, Lachlan, the pigeon enthusiast, was alert and eager to meet his beloved Mr Pigeon.
In the afternoon we were kid free! Woot woot! We swung past Spotlight to pick up some new fabrics, much easier than last time without our two little “helpers”.
The kiddies started with Grandma at Great Aunty Mary’s. Lachlan started the day calmly sipping away at his afternoon tea party. A bit nostalgic, the same tea set the Nicholls’ girls grew up with.
Grandma Nicholls was flying solo, so Great Aunty Mary was over to help out with the bedtime juggle.
By all reports, the kids went to bed well. Eloise slept through the night, Lachlan demanded his usual early morning cuddle. Grandma Nicholls managed to get a few hours sleep. All in all, a great success! Thank you Grandma Nicholls.
Meanwhile, the cool parents were partaaaayyying it up! Woot woot! Back at Little Bang for the Wednesday night quiz with Al’s Pals.
On Wednesday, “Prince Harry’s memoir Spare has become the fastest-selling non-fiction book in the UK since records began in 1998. The much-publicised book sold 467,183 copies in its first week, according to official figures from Nielsen BookData”.
We arrived just as the cow, not coo, milking demonstration began. Eloise went down for a closer look, we had to keep Lachlan up in the bleachers away from the fresh dairy, that would not go well. The kids were wearing their matching Country Road jumpers, just so everybody knew we were cool city slickers.
After the milking, the kids were excited to explore the farm, we started with duckling cuddles.
Even Lachlan happily cuddled a duck, the boy can do it, he can actually be gentle.
It was a fun family farm day with all sorts of animals, watching the kids reaction was entertaining for all. The majority of the time the kids were very brave, especially Lachlan with the emu. Funnily enough, Eloise did not like the hairy guinea pig and nobody would go anywhere near the funny looking pig.
Lachlan was embracing the farm life, happily feeding all the animals. The boy was terrified of dogs when we arrived, he has grown a lot more confident in the past month.
When we entered the farm Eloise wanted to buy a ticket for the pony rides. We purchased one for her, interested to see if she would go through with it, she has not been known to be the biggest fan of horses. Even when we lined up for the ride she was bopping up and down, so excited, she could not wait.
Eloise had done such a great job on the pony. Jo, we may need to revisit Oscar’s Cafe with the girls. The sheep got the last of the food before the final cuddles with the ducks on the way out and the reptile show.
In the afternoon, we helped Becca pack up our stuff, she was moving out to her new house.
Meanwhile, Eloise was showing the grandparents her new hit single.
After a bit of slacklining over the creek, and he wonders why Lachlan is crazy, it was time to head back down the hill.