Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gold Coast Holiday - Day 1

Finally the day we had been waiting for is HERE!!!

MIL was so worried that little boy will cry on the plane as this is his first time taking a plane. I had to assure her that he will be fine and thank God, he did so well! No crying during take off and landing; able to enjoy his kid's meal and slept well too. And so glad that he got a seat too so he is able to lie down and sleep during that 7 hours flight.

We touched down at 6.30am (Australia time..which is 4.30am Singapore time!) and little boy make no fuss at all waking up and walked by himself out of the plane! By the time we checked out and collected our luggage, its closed to 7.30am and the coach transfer was there waiting for us (and the rest). All of us slept on the journey to our apartment which is about 1 1/2 hour ride except for Rachel who is wide awake and filled with excitement!

View from our Marrakesh apartment

Its quiet convenience to eatery and public bus to theme park is just outside the apartment. Beach is less than 5 mins walk.

By the time we settled down and unpacked our luggage, its already 10am+ and hubby told everyone to take a quick nap before leaving for our Extreme Sea Sport at noon. I so tired but little boy is not sleepy at all and wanted to play. Luckily, Rachel is not sleepy to and she helped to accompany her brother for that 2 hours so mommy can catch some sleep.

We took the public bus to Sea World and only to realise that the venue for our activities is located 800m away at the Sea World Resort! No bus in, no cab too. So we just had to walk all the way there. Luckily, the weather was good.

I had emailed and got ourselves a family package costing AUD550 for the 4 sports (Parasail; Jet Ski; Seaplane and Jetboat extreme). Its really worth it as each activity lasted for 30 minutes.

All of us went on the speed boat (have check that its safe for pregnant woman) and start off with Parasailling for hubby and the 2 girls. Little boy had fun riding on the speed boat and the 2 girls have a great time up there!

Next, the 2 girls take turn to ride on the Jet Ski with hubby while the little boy catch his beauty sleep.

Hubby with Rachel

Hubby with Charmaine

Next they went for the Jetboat Extreme which the girls were truly thrilled! Not able to get any photos for that as mommy is enjoying her lunch at the cafe. The girls couldn't wait to tell me the fun and thrill of the ride especially when the boat did the 360 degree speed turn!

The boy woke up just in time for the Seaplane ride and all of us got up the plane to view the beautiful scenery.

Little Nicholas wanted to play at the pool but the water is freezing cold and we didn't want to risk him catching a cold and falling ill right at the start of the trip. Just let him kicked around the shallow water while the girls went for the slide.

And hubby slipped on the way up the slope as its full of moss...

Finished everything at about 5pm and we went for dinner at Broadbeach for a quick bite. Little Nicholas didn't like the food and was cranky by then too.

We hurried finished our food and went back to our apartment. Little Nicholas started to look for helper and luckily, he is still attached to me and I consoled him and told him that we are here on holiday and aunty is not here. Let him watch some car racing on TV and he soon ready to settle down to sleep. This was the only time he look for helper and the next few nights, he will tell me saying that "cannot look for aunty; cannot cry". Such a good boy!

19 comments:

Something About Us said...

COOL~! cant wait to read more about your trip!

hurry! :D

- Ling

Wonderful Life said...

Wow... holiday with 3 kids tagging along!!

You girls are so brave la... dare to participate the parasailing.

So, I guess mummy was relaxing and enjoying the view besides the food while the kids have fun with daddy huh?

Oh my, can't wait for your next post! :)

Xin Ying (: said...

Woah So Nice Lorh...
haha, i tink u all enjoy e trip very much uh?
LOLS!(:

3lilangels said...

Wow! So much fun. The girls are so brave.

Nicholas really behaved so well. And Rachel is a good Jiejie to entertain her didi. With kids like that, can even bring 4 kids next time *_*

Angeline said...

these photos brought back lots of memories.... I was there 2x, with different people for different purposes... hooray for little Nicholas! and man! the injury on your hubby's knee... *Ouch*

(thank you for 'back-reading' all the posts that you've missed...*so touched*)

4malmal said...

wow that really looks like a good break! your kids must have loads of fun! and I can't help but to notice the sea plane :)

Aces Family said...

Hey Blessed mom,

wow..thanks for sharing this. Didn't know about this extreme sports thingy. Hmm..can consider next time..haha.

Yeah, GOLD Coast is a nice place for children.

cheers,
astee

Blessed mum said...

Ling - thanks for your interest :)

wonderful life - I'm surprised too at their courage...heehee..indeed, mommy's job is only to take video and pictures and RELAX. Daddy has the tougher job, I guessed :P

xin ying - the kids enjoyed it very much!

3lilangels - funny! we were just talking abt how we can handle 4 kids for our next vacation..

angeline - its indeed quite bad but being a MAN, he just act tough and pretend it doesn't hurt.

4malmal - little nicholas was so excited at sight of the sea plane!

Astee - u r welcome..so u planning on going there too?

Mommy to Chumsy said...

ooooo...you all went to Down Under!!! How nice :D

Pet said...

Wow... trip with so many children! How did you manage? Full of admiration!!

Glad to hear you had a wonderful trip! Get enough rest since you back home (preg mah!)

Xin Ying (: said...

oo dey enjoy jiu hao lorh... (:
haha lols(:

Blessed mum said...

mommy to chumsy - yes. We went down under :)

pet - Thanks to hubby as he took most of the "job".

xin ying - :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Woww....so enjoying!
It is happy to know that you all had a great time.
- Woww...your husband's leg really bleed alot.

Lil Smurfy said...

hi blessed mum
i can't believe u went for a trip in ur current preggie state and 3 kids in tow... but it sure sounds fun..

Blessed mum said...

Joanne - yes! We had a great time..better if the weather is not so hot ;)

Its quite bad but being a man, just act tough in front of the girls ;P

Lil smurfy - hee..gynae said I'm still safe to travel and hubby took most of the "load" from me..

Joyce Long said...

Heh..michelle, congrats to you..it must be really exciting to see you having yr no.4...

Your vacation is really fun..your kids enjoys to their fullest.. : )

Blessed mum said...

Hi Joyce - thanks :) Yes, the kids really enjoyed themselves this trip!

Health Freak Mommy said...

Looks like a real fun trip you all had. Wow, you could still travel though you're now heavily pregnant? How nice!

Blessed mum said...

health freak mommy - its a great get away. Don't feel much on the pregnancy then..tummy still pretty small.

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