We had a great day out at the Woodhill bike park.. a real Auckland hidden treasure. Jack was totally excited and he missed out on plenty of sleep before the big day. Mum and dad had a marathon weekend of planned activities - football Friday night and Saturday morning; then we travelled all the way down to Pukekohe for a catch-up with our 'rural' friends :) before trekking back into Auckland for a 8pm function. There was no sleep-in on Sunday as we were straight into bike party prep.
We were very lucky with the weather, it was sunny and warm.. perfect! Jack got some very generous presents from his friends. He handed out the first-aid kits which comprised of lollies, cake and chips to keep everyone occupied on the drive out west. I had arranged a trailer for the bikes (good idea Ange) and we loaded up and headed off.
I was leading the birthday group, only to get lost in some deep valley, but I eventually got us back to the main track.. phew. I rang Ange to tell her I was running behind schedule only to be told that the young boys and her were also lost and about 20 minutes behind us. Thankfully it all worked out in the end and we were back in the cars before it started raining (hard).
The bike birthday adventure was a real hit - most of the boys had never been to the bike park and were totally impressed. I think a few parents might be getting their arms twisted right about now. One of the boys made my day by saying it was the best birthday party he had ever been to.. I'll take that. I'll reckon I will sleep well tonight.