Sunday, October 25, 2009

Catalina Festival: The rest of the day

There was so much more to the Catalina Festival that I want to share with you. There were camels walking around giving rides - Bizarre!

A stunt plane was doing death defying aerobatics above the gum trees.

There was a mini farm with wiry baby goats,

soft woolly lambs,

noisy wriggly piglets,

yellow ducklings,

tiny newborn guinea pigs,

white mice, fluffball hens,

fast rabbits, cute fluffy and cuddly chicks....

My pregnant sister-in-law Rhonda travelled up from Sydney with her little boy Cian and she met up with us tired from the long car journey (that Cian refused to sleep during!)

The kids loved being with their little cousin and having the chance to hold and cuddle all the tiny animals. The goats got a little friendly and tried standing on my lap and eating my ears! I don't know who laughed more, me or the kids!

There was also a huge trampoline with bars above it with harnesses to strap the kids in safely so they could bounce incredibly high. Rhiannon was fearless in her rainbow tights and was doing forward and back flips, completely unstoppable!

The Police were there and let the kids sit in the drivers seat of the cop car. I hope that if a similar car ever pulls up outside the house in the future Sian will be in the drivers seat and not the back!

After all the excitement it was time to head back home for tea, baths and an early night!

6 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Now that does look like a fun day. I can honestly say I have never seen a camel ride available at any festival I have attended! :)

  2. Wow, that looks like lots of fun. Now I want a pet goat though. Hmmmm, I don't think that would go over well in an apartment.

  3. A camel in Rathmines... who would have thunk it!

  4. Sian is too good Rhiannon on the other hand maybe as long as its not Amber in the back seat with her lol don't worry Gina it's all be good. Karen

  5. Wow, what a day!! Great memories for the kids! Love the shot with the goat! I think it kinda liked you!!

  6. That was a brilliant day Gina. The weather amazes me. Its bloody miserable over here. We were away for the weekend and it lashed nearly the whole time, mind you, the kids didn't care they still went out to play with the muck in their wellies!