Standing by the door, two classes of kindergarten students excitedly awaited the arrival of their special visitors.
Some had travelled interstate - from as far as Tasmania - to be the on Friday, celebrating grandparents day at the Lutheran School Wagga.
Six-year-old Huxley Simond's grandparents - Denis and Robyn Simond - had completed an almost five-hour journey to be there. The sacrifice was not lost on Huxley, as he pointed out his classroom's "favourite places".
"I got to show them my desk, and the books," he said.
But, he also had the opportunity to show off his grandparents to his classmates, boasting that their recipe for his favourite afternoon snack "is the best in Australia".
"My grandparents are special because they make chocolate milkshakes."
Mr and Mrs Simond return to Berry on Friday evening, to feed their menagerie of "hungry animals".
But not before paying another special visit to the year three classrooms.
"We've got another grandchild, a girl in year three, so we spend 15 minutes with kindie, and 15 minutes with her," said Mrs Simond.
The day was made particularly special for kindergarten student Matilda Mercer as tomorrow she will mark her sixth birthday with gifts and fanfare from grandmother Chris Mercer.
Matilda said she would celebrate her weekend birthday by hosting a "mud picnic", in tribute to one of her favourite books, and having once constructed her own "mud unicorn statue".
A local Wagga resident, her grandmother Chris sympathised with some of Matilda's classmates who unfortunately did not receive a visit from their grandparents.
"I do have other grandchildren in Brisbane, so you really do feel for those little one whose grandparents can't be here today," she said.