Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for Quack Quack

My cousin seems to have set up an annual duck race for her birthday.
We held the event last year and even though we missed the year before that (2010) this year would be the 3rd time it has been held.

I cross stitched this for Lucy's Birthday
After reading the post from last year you get the drift of the day.
A BBQ lunch by the lake, followed by a manic family duck race down an inlet to the lake.
Decoration and dress up of the ducks could get you added bonuses or it may even hinder you floating abilities in the race.

What ever happens, a lot of fun is had by all.
This last weekend was the momentous date in time and once more we gathered as a family to have mad antics and joviality.

This years birthday cake was cupcakes with ducks on


Then it was on to the racing....

The ducks get thrown from this bridge

float down this water

mad race to the end

Nephew at the end rescuing ducks before they disappear out to the lake!

Ben's got stuck in a bush and never finished so mummy to the rescue

Go mummy

At the end, Ben got a little too close to the edge of the lake and managed to slip in, so here he is in a towel and my cousins shirt!
Luckily it was a glorious day and it didn't bother him too much.

Great fun was had by all, roll on next year, more rivalry and mayhem to ensure.


Damyanti said...

Those are some truly gorgeous pics. Also wanted to mention I used your prompt for my fiction for the letter P.

Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 15 days already!
--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Michelle Jones said...

ha ha, looks like fun . . .
i think i would get on well with your family

Alison said...

What a great idea for a birthday celebration!
Alison xx