A (Slightly) Free Range Birthday
Alice decided that this year her birthday was to be a Day in the Forest. So we borrowed a big car and took a handful of friends to the Ferntree Gully National Park.

First we had a scavenger hunt and some exploring...

... and then a picnic...

... followed by cake and pinata at Alice's grandparents' house (conveniently located just up the hill).

Afterwards, we had intended to visit William Ricketts' Sanctuary, but it began to rain, so we took them for milkshakes in the village instead, and then gave them 50 cents each to spend on a knickknack stall at the weekend market...

... then we drove five slightly damp but very happy little people home again.

And the next day, we got Rex!Best. Birthday. Ever.


  1. Awww that sounds just lovely!

    So much better than the standard kids parties.

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