Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Years Day Picnic

The family Matriarch, aka Mum, decided before Christmas that since everyone was in the same city this year, we should all head off for a picnic on New Years Day. I suggested a venue that we hadn't been to before as a group & it was a done deal. The only thing I didn't account for was the fact that this particular spot had a New Years Day Gala. Ooops!

We got there & the place was packed. Being in the first batch of the clan to arrive it was my effort to find a spot with some shade for everyone. Like any adult, recalling that there were toddlers coming along on the outing, I took my responsibility seriously.
Across the far side of the park I spotted a nice shiny chrome trimmed motorbike, parked all alone in a safe & visible place. Subconsciously registering that there was a tree in the general vicinity I said "ohhhhh, bike, pretty - lets head there".

Boyz will be boyz - especially with new toyz!

The Mailleman - in what has been dubbed his "Brokeback Hat"

Gabriela shows & then shares, her new gadget with her cousins.

The cousins, big & small.

Another nice one of Jeremy & Kieran.

Some even swam - I call this Kierans "Baywatch" shot ;o)

Sasha experiences her first Ice Block/Popsicle.

Finn gives Daddy a Thai Massage...complete with shoes on!

A fabulous day was had by all. I even was tempted to enter the sea for the first time in over two years. Only up to my knees though....deep enough to get nipped on the heel by a crab & nearly fall in fully clothed as I quickly withdrew my foot whilst hopping about laughing.

Oh & as the shiny pretty bike left, I remembered to take a photo......
A very tidy Norton!


Ramblings of a lunatic mom and lampworker said...

Deb that looked like a super day!! Everyone definitely seems to have had fun!! Did the crab live??

Deb said...

I think the crab survived Mich - he may have to have his pincers sharpened after attempting to snack on my foot though! ;o)

angelinabeadalina said...

What a fun day (except for the toe-nibbling crab!)! I especially love that picture of Sasha and the popsicle. Well, and the picture of Gabriela with the littler cousins, and the pic of Kieran and Jeremy, and the snoozing all looks like a lot of fun!

rosebud101 said...

That had to be a great day! Wow! I wish I were there. It's summer!