Last friday, the RAAF base where Todd is based hosted its annual Christmas Treat party for all the families. We have been looking forward to it for weeks, being our first proper Christmas season as a defence family. Well the day came and it was pouring with rain. Set in rain.
I was so disappointed for the kids, and myself, thinking it would be cancelled. Luckily for everyone it being a RAAF base, they had an aircraft hanger that they could use as a makeshift party venue. A venue that was big enough to fit some of the rides and activities inside!
She had a blast. We all had a blast. There was a jumping castle, a couple of rides, a laser tag area, face painting, barbecue. train rides - thankfully the train had a roof and it was popular all afternoon!
The kids all got to see santa and they all got a present, it was adorable! And the kids thought it was fantastic getting a present before it was even December!
Right at the end of the afternoon we found out that they had an outdoor ride still set up at the original location, of course we had to go take a look. We all got soaked standing in the rain, and once the ride started it was fast. And spinning. Thankfully another little girl want off the ride and Mia took her chance too. I don't think she would have lasted!
We all headed home for hot showers, bed for the kids and then Todd and I settled down with a couple of cinnamon topped hot chocolates. And a Christmas movie. Bliss.