WE SURVIVED 30 CHILDREN AT OUR PLACE!
Surely this is some kind of thing that is recognised internationally with some sort of awards ceremony?
We were panicking the night before as it was pelting down non stop all day and night Saturday. Us running with buckets from leak to leak. Thankfully the weather was gorgeous, Melbourne put on a glorious 29 degree sunny day for us. Wild action man came with a myriad creatures for all of the children to stroke and touch. Of course Miss Bok had a picture taken with a few of them :) Surprisingly she didn't scare at all not even one tiny bit. She is far less squeamish than I am and ever more practical.
Anyway...a few pics of the day...
Pretty amazing cake of the world! Baked by a friend of mine, Elma. Normally I would bake a cake, however when Miss Bok asked for a cake of the world (she is very into the natural world, geology, etc) I sheepishly asked one of my good friends (we went to high school together) if she would bake one for me. Ta-dah!!
Antartica, Miss Bok & Tim Tam (see heart reef in the picture?
Miss Bok loves heart reef as we flew over it a few years ago.
My friend put it in just for her )
Notice the opportunistic, cheeky hens taking good advantage
of the distraction by sneaking off with food from children's plates!
Miss Bok with a potaroo
Miss Bok with a monitor lizard and a stumpy tail lizard
The mini Boks with tree frogs!
Cries of 'Is it dead??' No...just Joan having her dust bath :)
With a 'baby' (HUGE!) olive python and another python
The favourite of the day was Charlie the baby salt water croc. The children all loved touching his rough tail.
Dessert...honeyjoys, brownies and cake!
Time for a rest! I adore this skirt from Made590/Made By White
the storybook rabbit is one of my favourites!
The only casualty of the day. One of my huge silverbeet trees. It really is massive and probably had to go anyway!