Today we went to the Tasmanian Special Children's Christmas party. It is on every second year in Launceston, and we haven't been for about 4 years or so, so we thought we would make the effort to go this year. It's always nice to do something special like this as a family, especially when it is something for Noah. We often reconsider going to things like this, especially as it is on a Sunday, but we want the boys to have lots of happy memories of special things they have done with Noah
There were lots of people there, and therefore the line up for things was also very long.
The boys had a great time anyway. Harri and Noah both got their faces painted.
There was free food including soft serves, icy poles, drinks, sausages, hamburgers and pizza etc. The boys thought it was great being able to go and get as many icecreams as they liked!
They had a reptile display inside, which I think Aaron and Jay spent half the time at!
Outside they had farm animals and ponies.
Kobe loved seeing everything going on, and kept smiling at everyone that said hi to him.
There were different characters walking around saying hi to the kids. Harri kept wanting to go up them a number of times and give them a cuddle.
We saw lots of people we knew - some from Noah's school, and some from the school holiday program. At school we have been told that Noah and Bronte have 'a thing' going at the moment. Supposedly they look at each other all the time when they are near each other and Bronte is quite taken by Noah. He is definitely going for an older woman! It was nice to see her there.
The 'special' kids (which ranged from kids in wheelchairs to kids with other disabilities and kids who are disadvantaged - the majority seem to be in the 'disadvantaged' category and sometimes we wonder how these kids are chosen to go, but this a whole other blog post and something I probably don't want to get into!), were the only one's who were allowed presents, but the boys knew it was a special day for Noah and didn't care. There is nothing that is usually appropriate for him anyway, so the boys usually end up sharing the presents with him anyway.
We got to choose anything that we wanted, so I chose a pirate play set which the boys were very excited about. On the way out of the toy room, we got to say hi to Santa.
Just before we left a guy came over to show us a turtle. Kobe and Noah were both tuckered out and weren't too interested! :)