Monday, 17 February 2014

Celebrating double figures

This week my middle grandson reached double digits.
Jack turned 10.
 And what better way to celebrate than to head 
down to the lake with a couple of friends, 

a picnic lunch 

and a birthday cake.

The boys had a lot of fun, 
Jacks Mum and Dad have a mate who owns an inflatable dinghy
with an outboard motor
and he came down and took them for rides around the lake. 
The boys that is, not Mum and Dad. Then while he relaxed with the adults the boys had a go at paddling, rowing or whatever it was they were trying to do. Sometimes paddling and rowing was happening at the same time. They went in circles quite a bit, but no-one cared, they were having fun.

And of course they were taken out to the pontoon and enjoyed mucking around on that. As boys do.

When they came back to shore some older boys took it over, 
young teenagers, who when they saw some bikini clad girls not far away began doing push ups and generally showing off.
 Quite funny really as it was 2 of my grand daughters they were trying to impress and getting nowhere. We all had a bit of a chuckle because the girls hadn't even noticed them - or so they say.

Anyway, I digress. 
There was plenty for the boys to do both in the lake,

and on the shore at the playground.

At the end of the day after finally rounding them up,
(it's amazing how hard it is to round up five 
young lads when they are having fun 
and don't really want to be rounded up)
 they all went happily, or not, home to their parents.
Some were a little sunburnt too, I think, 
even though the adults were diligent with the sunscreen.

All in all it was a fun way of celebrating the big 10.

Wishing you all some fun and
sunshine in the days ahead.


  1. How wonderful ! Sounds like a great day for all of You.I'm happy to hear all seems well with You.Great to hear from You too, thank you for staying in touch. I Love hearing all about Your area of the world .Blessings Denise

  2. Your post today reminded me of my birthdays growing up. We lived not far from the lake and my birthday is the 6th of July... so mama always celebrated my birthday on the 4th with a picnic by the lake with family. It is a good memory as I'm sure your grandson's will be. Love your pics!

  3. Happy Birthday to your grandson! My daughter is 26 today, it is my Mum's birthday next week and then in the middle of March my son reaches 28 and my granddaughter is 4. It's a busy four weeks for birthdays!! You all look like you had a wonderful celebration!

    1. When I say 'today,' I mean 17th! I forget you are a day ahead!!

  4. What a perfect day, and look... sunshine!! Thank you so much for sending some my way. Happy Birthday to your grandson and I hope he save me some cake :-)

  5. ah, lazy happy days of childhood is what it sounds like.

  6. Dearest Diana;
    What a wonderful day and belated happy birthday for your grandson♡♡♡ Haha, I've never heard of pontoon; seems like a lot of fun in there!
    Happy for your marvelous family, my friend♬♬♬

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*


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