They came, bearing gifts
27 December 11
Our party atmosphere from yesterday continued today as we played with more balloons and waited and waited for David’s mother and brother to arrive. When they walked into our camp, the girls were running around the paddock as airplanes, and Rosie and James said it was like walking into a fairy circle!
We had such a good time when we last saw James in Sydney, and we know that he’ll appreciate the beauty of our bush camp on the creek. He’s been working hard for the last couple of months, so we hope this time in nature will help him relax properly before he returns to Europe.
Rosie and James brought bags and bags of fresh groceries as well as some special presents for the girls (and a shirt for Elijah). It was all so exciting to open everything!
Elijah was sleeping so well when Rosie arrived, and he didn’t wake up for hours, so her first cuddle was delayed until after dark. Elijah is Roselin’s first grandson. (She has six granddaughters!)
James offered to make us a traditional Bosnian dish — stuffed capsicums — in honour of his wife Maja who is with her family in Sarajevo at this time. We cooked up lentils instead of rice and meat, and James stewed the capsicums in a delicious tomato-based sauce. It was a real feast!
It’s wonderful to be with extended family again. Our camping location is so perfect that we would like to share it with everyone!