|The kids on "Danny the train" in Dannevirke Fantasy Cave!|
It was crowded with people visiting Santa at this special children's spot, but the kids didn't notice (us adults sure did!). They were far too busy checking out the tiny thumbelina on her flower, the shark that came looming out of the underwater cave, and the teddy bears picnic scene complete with tiny sausages on the tiny barbeque. My neice Brianna exclaimed "This is the BEST place in ALL of Dannevirke!", summing up all the kids thoughts in a sentence.
I got told off for taking photos - a volunteer actually waggled her finger at me as she grumbled "the sign is RIGHT THERE".... and then as I put the camera away she even said "Now you HAVE turned it off now haven't you?" I assured her that I had not seen the sign as I was busy looking at the scene with the kids on the other side, and that she did not need to tell me twice!". Hmpf. I then turned to my sis-in-law and whispered "well, there goes her free advertising on my blog....it might be quite a different blog now!!"
|Grandad and his neices check out the "pussycat, pussycat, where have you been" scene|
|Family photo with Santa went BIG this year! |
Granma, Grandad, Aunty Shona, Uncle Paul and cousins Jakob, Brianna and Aedyn joined in!
After the caves, we headed down to the deer park for a picnic lunch. The girls were very excited to be here, as they have watched (over and over) video footage of them playing here about four years ago with their cousins, and so they "remembered" it! The huge amount of ducks and chickens were ridiculous here though, stealing our lunch from our plates and our hands! Luke freaked out a bit, trying to climb into the middle of our laps as they got closer and closer. Check out our monkeys playing together :)
|Happy Birthday Aunty Cheryl! In her place of honour - surrounded by her adoring neices and nephews (and with her son on her lap!)|
Left back: Marty's dad, brother in law, nephew, brother in law, stepdad, mum, nephew, nana (holding nephew) and Marty.
Left front: Marty's dad's partner, sister, neice, sister, and ....us lot, his very own lot!