family,  Parenthood

Beast, meet the Baby Beast…

When we first got Noah, Jason saw a future rugby player. And since then, he has done everything he can, to make sure Noah knows and loves rugby, as much as dad does! I mean, we have a photo of Noah, at about 9/10 months old, sitting in his pram, holding a rugby ball and looking downright mean! Never mind the (then) current Sharks rugby jersey Jason insisted we by Noah for his first birthday…he had a more recent rugby jersey than his dad! 

Our then-one-year-old in his brand new rugby jersey!

So when I saw The Sharks advertise a family fun day towards the end of last year, I immediately arranged with Noah’s cousins and best buddy from school, for a play date. Long story short, the weather never played along, and it was postponed to this past weekend. The cousins weren’t able to make it, but best buddy Bono was, so we were set for a fun Saturday morning! 

I feel like now is the time to add in the part where Jason has been trying for months to pull every string he could, to set up a photo of Noah with the Beast, Tendai Mtawarira. The reason being, a lovely friend nicknamed Noah #BabyBeast when she saw that photo with the rugby ball I mentioned earlier! We saw an opportunity for a photo op, and we took it! Granted, Noah was having a bit of an off day, so when dad asked Tendai for a photo with Baby Beast, Noah was having none of it! Murphy’s law I tell you! Poor Jason tried for months, finally got his photo op moment, and all Noah would do was try climb out of Dad’s arms and get to mom! Nonetheless, we have the photo, it will be framed, and it will go up on a wall! 

The photo of the day! See what I mean about Noah?!

That all happened within half an hour of us being there. We still had a good few hours of running, playing and fun with Bono and his lovely mom and dad. And boy did we have fun…in between helping the 2 little boys dodge Sharkie and all the other mascots that were there. They were seriously not keen on those! We even had to set up a photo bomb moment with Sharkie, just to get him in a photo with Noah! 

Noah refused to smile, let alone look directly at the camera!

Noah and Bono had the best time running on the open grass, tackling Jason (literally) and “making” him fall to the ground, playing in the ball pit…all under the watchful eyes of both dad’s, while us mom’s relaxed on the grass! It was such a fun day, Noah was so exhausted he was asleep 2 minutes into our trip home! Thank you to The Sharks for organizing such an awesome family event. It is definitely something we will be going back to! 

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