We have just had the biggest weekend. It wasn’t planned that way but it just evolved and kept growing.
You see, Ethan turned 11 last week.
As a very special treat for the whole family we purchased annual passes to Movieworld, Seaworld and Wet n Wild (it’s a combined ticket) and told the boys that we would visit Movieworld on Saturday. The boys had never been before so they were rather excited.
Then on Friday, after my parents and little brother had relentlessly begged us to go to the Ekka with them, we gave in and let them treat us to a special day out. Because of the annual passes, we hadn’t planned to go to the Ekka, but my family really wanted to enjoy the day with my little men and my boys were on their side. Hehehe.
And the boys went on their first roller coaster. It was mild but their faces say otherwise. Hehehe.
We spent a little time wandering around the exhibition halls but they were very disappointing this year. Ordinarily there are lots of hands on displays and giveaways but it was rather dull this year. This Lego display was a highlight.
We also visited the animals…
Hoping to cure the boys of their ‘issues’ with roller coasters, we took them on another. Hey, it was in the kiddie area and was even milder than the last.
They didn’t like it either. Looks like we’re stuck on Merry-go-Rounds for life. 😦
To be truthful, I don’t think Movieworld is our cup of tea. There are lots of adult rides and plenty of baby rides but not a whole lot for the in-between crowd. There’s a few good shows (we saw the 4D Ice Age show on Saturday). But we’re just not character people. In fact the boys didn’t even know who half of the characters were. I’m almost a little proud of that. 🙂
We all still found Modern ‘Art’ intriguing.
Ordinarily we’d have the place to ourselves after lunch but there were several groups visiting on school camps, that didn’t need to be back at school by three, so we had to share ‘our’ Science Centre with them.
We wouldn’t mind sharing the venue with them so much if they understood about taking turns and general courtesy. I’ll admit that I had to put on my old teacher’s voice to ensure our children weren’t pushed aside…which they were being.
Every time we visit the Science Centre with our dear friends the children build this arch together and delight in knocking it down. Not sure what the learning is that is happening there but they love it, so it doesn’t matter.
So that’s what’s been happening in our world over our four day mega weekend. As a result we’re completely exhausted and looking forward to some nice quiet days at home. 🙂