Families and friends across Sydney who are fully vaccinated have finally been able to share picnics.
The exciting lockdown milestone has brought a lot of joy, especially for those who have had to be apart from little family members who are growing up fast.
One such happy aunty is Ada Nicodemou, who has finally reunited with her goddaughter and niece, Sofia, after months of separation.
The Home and Away actor shared two adorable pictures from their excursion to the park on her Instagram.
Little Sofia sat on her aunt's hip, and they were both wearing huge smiles as Ada adoringly gazed at her youngest family member.
The 44-year-old penned a loving caption detailing her joy over the moment she had waited for so patiently.
"Got to hangout with my gorgeous goddaughter today… she's super cuddly and adorable 🥰 ❤️," she wrote.
In August, Ada opened up about her heartbreak during lockdown when she shared how much she and her son Johnas were missing their family on Instagram.
She shared a photo of Johnas trying to work on his homeschooling while wearing a soccer jersey with Sofia 21 written on the back, which is a reference to his cousin.
Ada captioned the picture, "Missing his little cousin."
The actress also shared an image of Sofia concentrating on reading a book in a coral onesie.
Clearly besotted with her goddaughter, she commented on their likeness.
She wrote, "She's like her nouna – loves a good read."
Earlier this year, before lockdowns hit again, Ada and her family celebrated Sofia's grand christening.
The milestone event was held at a Greek Orthodox Church, and the Home and Away star doted on her goddaughter and even bought her a custom-made designer dress for the occasion.
Sofia is the first-born daughter of Ada's brother Costa and his wife, Elena.