The FAMOUS quote of the day came from my buddy Sama: "It's totally Lord Of The Flies out there!"
That being said let me begin at the beginning. My friend Sama invited a gang of our friends to visit her Grandfather's "farm". This is no farm I've ever visited, it's like Fantasy Island meets jungle hide-a-way. Very tropical and heavily wooded with thick palm trees and tall eucalyptus. In two words: It's GREAT!!!
The Mommies all packed picnic goodies and we caravanned 4 cars, 5 adults and 8 kids about 20 minutes outside of Manama. It really felt like a getaway, a real retreat.
The kids enjoyed picnicking, picking lemons, horseback riding, petting the dogs, seeing the turkeys, chickens, ducks and peacocks. BUT what they enjoyed the most was running around like CRAZY children (hence Sama's great quote!) The kids built forts out of palm fronds, tied ropes to the trees and carried "big sticks". It was like a nature wonderland, even Gavin held a large brown harry caterpillar!
A super time was had by all! But don't take my word for it, check out the photos! Enjoy, we sure did!
Time to eat!
The kids (and Mommies) checking out the area.
Kiddos enjoying the shade!
Jade going for a stroll.
Grace offering a little "Mommy's Helper"!
Gavin enjoying a snack.
The boys picked a heap of lemons.
Sama and her daughter Jade.
The Moms out looking for the wild children.
Gavin being an explorer.
Tanner beginning to make his fort.
Gavin and his new buddy Mr. Caterpillar!
Grace showing off her mad skateboarding skills!
Tanner & Gabriel hanging out on Grandpa Yateem's bench.
Pamela making a new friend.
Lilly on horseback.
Kai enjoying a ride!
A special THANKS goes out to Grandpa Yateem for opening his retreat to us for the day!