Sunday, August 25, 2013

August birthdays

There are quite a few August birthdays in the Canberra branch of the family.  Josh and Jody celebrated Jody's birthday with a lovely lunch together at Water's Edge on Saturday while we entertained the girls with a more rustic lunch (and gelati) at their favourite Biginelli's and then some lovely play time at the Mannheim St playground.

Abi is really getting into the whole swinging thing now.

Ella clips her in and gives Abi gentle pushes against her feet - which she loves.

.....She's taught her how to do hi-5s too!

Luckily there were some monkey bars at this playground too or I don't think Ella would have wanted to stay as long as she did.

Angus and Ollie are also August birthday boys  so our present to them was a 30 minute Go-Karting excursion later the same Saturday afternoon.  We stoked them up on food fuel as much as we could before we left and Rob gave them a few turbo charged thrills (at low speeds Claire in case you're reading this!!) in my black VW Golf GTD on the way to the track, just to get the boys suitably revved up (as if they needed that!).

Rob and I had lots of flashbacks to Go-Karting excursions with Davey and Josh back in the day .  We loved seeing O & A enjoying the thrill of the ride SO MUCH!

Grand-Prix Karting at Fyshwick is mostly designed as boys' heaven. But I did think this lovely white 1939 Pontiac was a very classy design element.

We all had great fun at Go-Karting. I loved the way that excitement really got the boys talking. We chatted about everything, in the car trips there and back - from Ollie's fascination with politics and the current election campaign (he likes the sound of "Abbot proof the Senate" and wanted to know what it all meant) and of course everything to do with the boys' lap times and PBs.

Granny K, who is recovering slowly in Canberra Hospital, contributed to the boys birthday Go-Karting present, so this pair of sweeties visited her today, to thank her and take her a drawing of their adventures. She was stoked about that when I visited her late this afternoon.


davey said...

Oh dear the boys birthdays!! I guess they'll be getting something late from us this year :-( xx

Claire Primrose said...

ha!! Now I know where Ollie's "abbot proof the senate" fascination came from!!!
Thank you so much for creating a magical memory for my lovely boys. They are very lucky.

Malcolm said...

Boys after my own love of Motor Sport. I haven't been Karting for many years, but loved it.
I shall follow their careers with interest. When they are famous F1 drivers, remember Mal for a paddock pass!!
All lovely photos.