The California kids have come and gone two weeks ago and I still have not blogged about their visit. Life is busy... and now hot. So I'll try to catch up by sharing photos of their visit...
Well, first here are photos of Johnny's visit to San Carlos after which he brought Cedrus and Kestrel home with him on the train. He did lots of projects in San Carlos, including putting together those cabinets behind Cedrus swinging on another project...
They all visited Steve's office, the one he rarely visits since he works from home. It seems Mozilla folks have a good time... their office includes a ball pool...
A week later, Johnny and Kestrel and Cedrus arrived at the farm. Hooray!
Before the parents arrived by car a few days later, we went to the beach.
The kids danced in the surf and built a sand barricade in a rock outcropping against the coming tide.
On the farm, there was work to do. The kids drove the two EZ Gos while I loaded up barkdust and spread it on paths. Alas, Cedrus soon discovered he is very allergic to bark dust!
Lots of time was spent feeding citrus peels to happy goats.
|Cedrus feeding orange peels to Cindy Lou|
|Kestrel feeding Cindy Lou, who wanted all the peels for herself|
|Cedrus and Kestrel with the youngest kid. I needed photos for my monthly column in United Caprine News. The kids cooperated.|
|Cindy Lou wanted attention, too|
|Cedrus feeding Goldilocks and more, with Lindoro the llama in a field behind|
|Steve and Cedrus pet 13-year-old Shirley, who loves the kids|
|Mister McCoy, the big white dog, got some attention, too.|
|Always a trek to the creek. Here Steve and Cedrus trek across it.|
|Kestrel preferred whittling. Here he selects the proper stick.|
|Cedrus, Grandpa and Steve looking for creatures|
|Steve was a master crawdad catcher|
|Steve selecting a rock for skipping|
|Shirley leading the way through the woods|
|Cedrus and Steve coming behind Shirley|
|Kestrel and Cedrus loved driving Grandpa's EZ Go. Here at the end of the arboretum, waiting for the rest of us to catch up for the return trip, they take time to pet Shirley|
Steve and Munazza had driven up a few days after the kids arrived. Munazza spent some time away from the farm working on the next level of Qi Gong so she can become a trainer for that level... and teach all of us!
|As always, the kids were measured to see how much they had grown since last year. A lot! The rest of us were measured to see if we had shrunk any more. Thankfully, not.|
Before they all left by car on Monday, July 2nd, Johnny insisted they get a "charge". Steve reacts.
|Munazza was cautious and, intelligently in my opinion, did not press the plunger hard enough to cause a shock.|