I woke up today not remembering that it was Father's Day. For the past two years I have been lucky enough to celebrate four Father's Days--I was in the U.S. last year and the U.K. this year for their June holidays, and then I got the bonus Australian holiday each time,celebrated on the first Sunday in September. Anyway, after opening my presents from Will and his mum this morning, we loaded up the car and drove up to the Sunshine Coast for the day. We had breakfast at a café in Mooloolaba, where Will had his usual "baby chino" and we all had waffles. We then drove further north towards Noosa, stopping a few kilometres short of there to go to Sunrise Beach. There must have been no more than 20 people within a kilometre of us on the beach itself. Will had a great time exhausting his parents by running around and threatening to drown himself in the surf. We also had a chance to work on his sandcastle building skills. Unfortunately, right now Will is more pleased with knocking down a pillar as soon as it's built rather than adding to it, so in the end there wasn't much to show for our efforts. The weather was absolutely perfect, and V. and I sang along to '80s hits on the radio on the way home. Once home I did a quick run to the grocery store while V. got Will ready for bed. Our dinner was lamb burgers topped off with Greek-style yoghurt and accompanied by juicy corn on the cob. Now, that's a meal that would have been a challenge to make (at an affordable price) back in the States.
Yes, I had a perfectly happy Father's Day!