Our friends Justine and Declan moved overseas around 6 years ago. Jalen and Gus grew up together and Jay was very sad when Gus moved away - first to Thailand, and then to Indonesia. We love keeping up with their adventures on their blog, and love catching up with them every 12 months when they come home for their school holidays.
During the week Jus and I caught up, and she mentioned that Simone and Simon were letting their kids leave school early to go out motor bike riding with Gus and Tilly at Justine's parents house. I asked the boys if they were keen to see Gus and Tilly and their brother Felix (who they didn't know) and Jay was very excited and said he was happy to leave school at lunch time so we could go out, but Harri wasn't keen on leaving school. I reminded him it was only one day to which he said 'but I LOVE school Mum - I love doing all the work!'. He doesn't remember Gus and Tilly like Jay does, so I was happy for him to stay at school with Noah - two boys is so much easier than four :)
Jay and Gus were so cute when they saw each other. Even years later they still get excited to see each other and hang out.
It's so strange seeing Jus with a little one again. Felix is the cutest little man.