With the new Launceston Aquatic opening it is the perfect place to go rain, hail or shine. Kobe's party that was planned for the Bike Centre was a wash out, so we didn't want to risk it again with Noah's birthday. Instead we decided that it would be fun to have a family party and all go swimming at Launceston Aquatic together.
We planned it for the afternoon as Noah has a habit of sleeping until after lunch and being awake until very late and we wanted him to be awake so he could enjoy it. Aaron spent the morning making his cake while listening to Michael Jackson CDs. Aaron was a huge Michael Jackson fan in the 80s so was inspired to listen to him all morning. The boys cracked us up as they both came out with their MJ hats on and did a few dance moves for us!
In the afternoon we met everyone at the pool. It was fun seeing how excited the kids were and how much fun they were having. Supposedly Chloe was so excited all week and kept saying she needed to get her swimmers out. This morning she asked if it was time for Noah's party and Steph told her it was in the afternoon - after Kobe had a sleep. She then kept asking 'has Kobe had his sleep yet!?'.
As usual Kobe wasn't too sure at first. The noise of the bucket freaks him out for a bit and he started shivering after about 5 minutes in the pool! We kept going from the hydrotherapy pool to the kids pools to warm him up.
Mum ran around with the kids and had a great time. It was nice having Mum and Dad there as they are always such a great help with the kids, and the kids love having them there to play with too, although Dad (and Jared!) were party poopers and were happy to sit and watch.
Noah swam for about 45 minutes which was great as he was really awake and happy in the water. It's amazing how loose his body becomes as he is swished around in the warm water.
We then got him dressed and he sat with Dad and watched what was going on for the rest of the time.
It was a really fun afternoon and a nice way to celebrate Noah's birthday - especially as he got to enjoy it as well. Afterwards we came home to our house for party food and cake. As usual Aaron did a great job on the cake.
Dad's birthday is also the same day as Noah's. I feel bad for him as he seems to get a bit forgotten as Noah steals the limelight away! We hope you had a good birthday too, Dad. Tomorrow is Chrish's birthday, and all the June birthdays will be over. We hope you have a great birthday Chrish! Wish we were with you to help you celebrate.