Monday, 25 August 2014

The day I was so very proud of my kids

Yesterday we had a birthday party - one of those nice different ones. It was for one of Mr L's classmates. It was at the Groenkloof game reserve and after we arrived the kids were given a pretty bandanna to wrap water bags and chocolates in and tie it to a decorated stick. The whole party then set off on a 4km hike - and one with lots of ups and downs.
The view from the highest point of the hike

I was a bit worried about how the kids were going to handle it but they did us so very proud. While a lot of Mr L's friends were carried quite a bit by their moms or dads, ours walked all the way. And while right towards the end Miss A and Mr C complained a little bit, Mr L was right out there with the front group of hikers, chatting away with friends. He never complained, not once!

This pic looks like two little boys running away from home or something...
And so they grow up - a year ago we would have carried two of ours for quite a bit - of that I am sure. I can see our first backpack hike in sight somewhere in the future.

After the hike and a game drive they still had the energy to ride on a bike obstacle course.


  1. looks like a great time was had by all!

    what I dearly would love to do one year is a Zumba class for my birthdayl. Then I thought, "no-one will come" :)

  2. Looks like a fun day out - well done to all of them!

  3. What a lovely way to celebrate a birthday

    1. I think it was enjoyed by young and old - more so than the usual

  4. Love that final picture! Can't wait to get my little one to join in on hikes...

  5. such an adorable last pic!!! feels very modern Huckleberry Finn

  6. That really is a different kind of party. What fun!
    Also love that last pic ... did think of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn also :-)

  7. Looks like a great place to hike!

  8. What a fun day. Well done to your littles

  9. Lovely. We did a hike with the kids this year. They loved all 13k's of it. Cant wait to do more.

  10. What a wonderful party with a difference. Love the idea.


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