Tuesday, October 23, 2012

sixteen.

To celebrate the 16th birthday of a very, VERY special teenager, Max and Byron spent the entire weekend doing different Father/Son adventures together. It started on Saturday with a day at the Gold Coast 600 in a corporate box watching the V8 Supercars followed by a day of 4-wheel driving (4WD) at Woodford with friends.

While they reported back to me every few hours, I am neither a father nor a son so I wasn't part of the  adventures this weekend (not to mention I really like to give them time alone together when I can). Having a 9.5 month pregnant stepmom/wife hanging around isn't exactly the most exciting thing either.

That being said, since I wasn't there I wasn't able to get any pictures of Byron's birthday adventures (frown). However, late Sunday afternoon Max rang me and asked me to come meet them down at the local creek where they were hanging out. I jumped at the opportunity to get out of the house and drove down there to meet them.

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After a full day in the hot, dusty forest the boys were looking for a cool place to cool off- enter Youngs Crossing on North Pine River!

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We aren't exactly sure if you are technically allowed to swim down here but it doesn't seem to stop anyone.

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There were about 40 other people there enjoying the cold water and hot sunshine. This little girl was the cutest!

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I even spotted an almost extinct creature... we call him "the teenager!"

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The water felt so good that I decided bathing suit or not- I was going for a swim too!

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Every night for the past month I have been coming home from work telling Max how much I wish I had somewhere I could go and just float...

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So that is what I did! I floated for a good 20 minutes in the fresh, cold water... and if felt sooooo good!

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Father and son :)

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Byron's friend, Troy.

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And I even managed to capture a SMILE!!!  A genuine smile!!! And if you can remember back to your teen years- those genuine smiles are hard to come by these days!

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Me in all my soaking wet, 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant glory. Yikes!!

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And from what I have been told, the boys had a wonderful weekend hanging out together, celebrating a very special birthday for a very special son.

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And now if you will excuse me, I have some brownies to bake, birthday dinner to cook and teenager to celebrate :)

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