Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Amelie's Birthday

In the beginning of October Amelie celebrated her fourth birthday. Not wanting to be out done be her sister and having very specific tastes, she opted for a birthday at a seafood restaurant.

We asked what she wanted for her birthday and she said she wanted to eat lobster (although pronounced lomster) and prawns and crab. I organised for my parents and brother and sister-in-law to join us for lunch at Doyles On The Beach as it is a well known and very established restaurant with a great reputation for high quality seafood.




We ordered the seafood platter and the look on the kids faces when it arrived was priceless. Felix actually squealed with delight. I couldn't believe that between the three children they polished off more than half the seafood platter on their own. Lucky the adults ordered entrees to begin with.

 
After lunch we decided to take the kids down to Camp Cove (the supposed first landfall in Sydney Harbour for European settlement). It's a nice sheltered beach, but being the beginning of spring I didn't bring the children's swimmers as the water is too cold. They changed into some shorts and t-shirts and explored the beach.


 
Aurelia was collecting things on the beach and I said to her go a little deeper up to your ankles and you will find more shells in the water. I took my eyes off her for a second and the next thing I knew she chest deep in the water fully clothed declaring there was even more out this far! Luckily I am a well prepared mum and anticipated such an act and brought spare underwear for just such an occasion. At least they all had a really fun time and my DH and I had a nice peaceful hour's drive home in the car with all three snoring in the back seat.

17 comments:

Brigitte said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday for Amelie and a great day on the beach for everyone.
I'd love to join you for this great spring weather - we were having the first snow last Saturday. A beach day is more after my taste, lol.

Peggy Lee said...

So my grandmother was right....always keep a spare pare of underwear in the car for emergencies.
She was a wise woman!
Glad you all had such a wonderful time.

Chris said...

Wow! Looks like a wonderful birthday celebration!

Kathy A. said...

Amelie sure had a fun birthday. Good for her for being a seafood lover.
The beach sounds so wonderful. Nice to see the kids enjoy it. My grandsons do the same thing when we go to the beach. The temptation is just too great lol.

Shirlee said...

Your children are adorable ... what a lovely family : )

Cathy B said...

That smile on Felix's face is priceless! Happy Birthday to Amelie!

Cole said...

Happy Birthday Amelie! I would love to have some lomster on my birthday too :)

Katrina said...

Happy birthday to Amelie, wow, four already! Your lunch looked divine, yummo!!

samplerlover said...

Happy Birthday Amelie. I hope that she had a wonderful day. BTW did she enjoy her Lobster. Delicious. Doyles On The Beach is such a lovely Restaurant. Sounds like you all had a wonderful day. - Sandra.

Nicky said...

Happy birthday Amelie! Your beautiful children are developing fine taste in food.... lovely pics of them all having fun!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Amelie!

The kids are absolutely adorable Suzanne!

marly said...

Sounds like the perfect day! Happy Birthday to Amelie.

Mylene said...

Happy belated birthday to Amelia.
Beautiful pictures of the kids.

Margaret said...

Happy belated birthday to Amelie!

Cheryl said...

Your pictures of the kids are gorgeous! Belated happy birthday to Amelie

Gabi said...

Happy belated birthday. Wonderful pictures. It shows how much fun your beautiful kids have. Those smiles are gorgeous.

Kajsa said...

Sounds like a perfect day! Congratulations to your daughter!