Thelma and Louise

The late afternoon saw the house empty, the girls bored, hungry AND tired and me feeling a little tetchy. So like we always do round here, we got in the truck and went for a drive.

Instantly I felt better. Well I got behind the wheel of a Ute firstly and that always makes a gal feel a little tougher. More like they can kick the witching hours goodbye. The afternoon was picture perfect. Late sun still warm, no breeze, the colours extra bright, the air getting crisp and cooler by the minute.

Harper was taken with the truck. I got out to open a gate (as soon as the kids get old enough that’s second on the list on shit that needs to be learnt after explaining how to unpack the dishwasher first) and she climbed over to have a go. She needs to get rid of those pink socks if she is ever going to be taken seriously. I mean really.

Daisy decided she was old enough to ride solo in the back. And I think she’s right, she just about is.

And when we were driving the girls faces said it all. This. Is. Bloody. Brilliant.

And it was.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10992540563706358499 Danielle

    I spent many of my childhood in the back of the ute or opening the fence..also running from the cows I the paddock. It’s a great life and the girls will be doing it before you know it and then asking for their own quads and if they can drove the ute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10992540563706358499 Danielle

    I spent many of my childhood in the back of the ute or opening the fence..also running from the cows I the paddock. It’s a great life and the girls will be doing it before you know it and then asking for their own quads and if they can drove the ute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01556432714220385619 Amelia {Weddings, Babies… Everything}

    Love these photos! It’s amazing what a bit of country air can do for everyone.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13041011727783934765 Ellie

    Love that last shot.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06911678503912496884 Donna

    Makes me think of my own childhood, enjoying much of the same – God bless that good ol country air and its magic ability to evaporate the witching hour…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00266004078115696844 Sascha

    You’ve brought back so many memories of sitting on my Dad’s lap driving the ute around my Grandparents property. I felt so important sitting behind the wheel, just as i’m sure Harper did. Lovely.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03206534200849897015 shine little light*

    niiiiiice UTE! yeah baby!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09345662692259541964 Kymmie

    Why is it that the free stuff is the best?

    I love taking my lads for drives. And then we do a big run around. Fantastic for the testosterone. And for me too.

    (Thanks for putting my blog on the side board. You know you’re one of my favourite blogs!!!) xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09890862541890241422 Raine and Sage

    I’ve said it before. What an excellent childhood you’re giving your kids. It’s these type of activities that free the soul. Beautiful images.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15086980189762813286 [Good Mum Hunting]

    I want a farm!!!!

    Your tweet about Harper yesterday had me in tears of laughter!! Tongue flapping out her mouth, bwahahahah

    Enjoy xx

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    Beautiful photos!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15761220164069379437 Maxabella

    I so glad I read this post before reading the ‘big drive’ post because now I know that the mind-fuck of the journey was totally worth it! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10732238323362098098 Shelley @ My Shoebox Life

    Loving the last pic of you – go girls, nothing like a ride in a ute with some country air. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15709892778460619439 ClaireyH

    I always loved sitting in the back of the ute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    Ah, fab shots of you hoons! That does sound like the perfect arvo pick-me-up. Great to see you having a chance to unwind lady xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16543791863884733714 Mum on the Run

    Bet you didn’t do that with a spare afternoon in the big smoke!
    Just fantastic.
    :-)