Category Archive for Holidays

Ben 10 Live

For our Holiday Trip we took Thomas and Lachlan to Ben 10 Live at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Thanks to Katie & Greg for babysitting Jack & Julia while we were at the concert, and for letting us squash into their apartment. πŸ™‚

As we walked into the Entertainment Centre, a photo stand was set up, and the boys were able to get a photo.

I’ll ask the boys to leave a comment to tell you what they thought of the show.

Ben10 Theme Song.

Ben 10 Live – Power of the Omnitrix

Something BIG is coming to Australia! The Australian premiere of Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE: Power of the Omnitrix is set to tour major arenas around the nation in September and October 2010 in time for school holidays. Everyone’s favourite boy-hero, Ben Tennyson and his alien heroes will come to life on stage in BEN 10 LIVE a show filled with cool stunts, incredible action and awesome special effects.

With an impressive cast of 26 actors and professional stunt performers BEN 10 LIVE features Ben, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max over two adventure filled acts based on the hit TV series Ben 10 and Ben 10: Alien Force.

Also appearing in the live show is sometime friend sometime foe Kevin Levin and Ben’s dial-up alien superheroes Heartblast, Four Arms and Wildmutt, alongside love-to-hate favourites Vilgax, Highbreed Commander, The Forever Knights and DNAliens. Plus – making their Australian debut live on stage – are two brand new alien heroes created specifically for BEN 10 LIVEΒ  the super strong Rocks and multi-tentacled Squidstrictor.

Ben 10 fans in Australia will love this 95 minute adrenaline-pumping extravaganza of electrifying stunts, action flying sequences and cool BMX and skateboard tricks. All of this in an arena full of incredible costumes brought to life against a huge digital backdrop, with jaw-dropping effects and lighting.

Ben 10, one of Cartoon Network’s hottest properties, is watched in over 2.9 million homes in Australia and New Zealand. Ben 10 and Ben 10 Alien Force are both shown daily on Cartoon Network.

A Trip to Katie & Greg’s House

We went to Katie & Greg’s house for the long weekend. It was to be a relaxing weekend for Luci and a car hunting one for me. πŸ™‚

I can report that the weekend was successful – Luci had a relaxing weekend and I found a car. Also, the boys got to see Katie & Greg’s Sydney house and their “secret garden”, we went to the Sydney Aquarium (and found Thomas St along the way – much to Thomas’ delight!!), went out for lunches and dinners, played the Nintendo Wii, watched Wall-E at the movies. Oh, and I got to go to the Apple Store.Β  πŸ™‚

We had a great few days with Katie & Greg. Hope you enjoy the photos, don’t forget you can click on them to see them at a larger size in a fancy lightbox window.

Oh, and here’s some photos of the new Tarago – I’ll take some nicer ones later on for you all to see.

Zoo visit

We went to the zoo today with Gran E and Grandpa.

Thomas’ Swimming Lessons

Thomas participated in swimming lessons again this year. This year he was in the Frog class. He had nine lessons. He did well and enjoyed the lessons.

And of major importance, the lollipop that comes with the certificate at the end of the lessons.

Cooking with Gran E

The boys enjoy doing a bit of cooking – here they are cooking up some paty cakes with Gran E – Thomas does the mixing and enjoys one beater, while Lachlan has it pretty easy by just getting the beater to lick off at the end πŸ™‚

Holiday Time – what else to do??

Here are some of the other things we got up to while we were on holidays.

We enjoyed breakky cooked on the BBQ, and Grandpa and Lachlan did a good job making sure the esky was kept stocked.

Thomas enjoyed going around to the swings. He made a new friend, and Boyd came along for a swing also.

Of course, there’s always the walk down to the shops, or in this case, the pub. A good hard walk up a hill means you’ve earned the beer when you get to the pub! πŸ™‚

And while you’re enjoying the beer, admire the sunset at the pub.

Thomas got a new bike for Christmas, so he enjoyed having the occasional ride around the camp park.

We ate lunch out on some days. Here we are at the Moorings Restaurant (with bowls almost as big as the children πŸ˜€ )

Or the boys could have a ride on the carousel after doing a spot of shopping.

There’s also the enjoyment of watching what’s going past out the window.

The boys also enjoyed having a wrestle on the floor of the cabin. Don’t worry, Lachlan gave as good as he got. πŸ™‚

We really enjoyed our holidays.

Holiday Time – a spot of fishing

We did enjoy a spot of fishing whilst on holidays at Harrington. We weren’t hugely successful, but had a good time anyway.

Holiday Time @ the Beach

We had lots of fun at the beach (Northside Crowdy Head Beach). This was the first time the boys had ever been to the beach (and it had been a while for Luci and I too πŸ™‚ ). These photos were taken over two days.

Hope you like them….

After a morning swim, it was nice to get back to the cabin and have some morning tea. The boys enjoyed a cake on this morning.

Then after morning tea, we’d need a bath (in the bottom of the shower πŸ˜€ ) to get rid of all that sand.

Sometimes though, the swim was just too tiring for some of us (I am awake under those sunglasses, by the way πŸ™‚ ). Lachlan had a little snooze on me while Luci got the bath ready.

After the bath, we popped him in the cot, and a short while later this is what he looked like.

Holiday Time

Ahhhh, time to head off to holidays. We’re heading to Harrington. But first we stop off at Newcastle for a rest.