Friday, August 19, 2011

Dreams do come true!

One of the main things we were all looking forward to was our trip to the wonderful, FAMOUS Australia Zoo!!! We were able to time our trip with Bindi's 13th Birthday! YAY! It's actually Hannah who has been a BIG fan of Bindi's for YEARS!!!!

I mean in her little world she would love to be able to hang out with her, have lunch, have a sleep over so on and so forth! So when she actually got to meet her and hug her and talk to her about Tassie, it was one of the most amazing experiences in her life! (and ours too!)

We had waited for over an hour in the line at the Pink carpet and once the moment had passed Allan, Hannah and Myself just broke down crying! The emotion was sooo intense and overwhelming it was AWESOME!!!!! Her dream can true!!!!! YAY!

So then it was about enjoying the festivities of the day! We sang Happy Birthday to Bindi and even got to have some of her cake, we saw her feed a crocodile for the first time and loved the Grease Show they had in the Croc-o-seum

One of my best bits was the bird display & also the feeding of the elephants! This was soooo fun!
We will definately be going back one year, it was truly the best day!!!!

Smiles The Torrents's

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What a lot of FUN

It's been sooo cool living in the "great outdoors" checking out the different caravan parks and their facilities!! It's now the children's new job, well Hannah does it best when she runs and checks them out and then reports back to me. In the report she says how many toilets there are and how many showers! It's fun and I love then checking it out with her once we've set up! At Tin Can Bay she was most excited when reporting that there was a BATH!!

So that night it was splashing and laughing and playing together! I love them all sooo much!
Smiles The Torrents's

Saturday, August 6, 2011

All packed up

It was quite an effort to pack all our belongings for our holiday. We really didn't know how much to bring the fact that we were buying our camp-a-van in Brisbane. Pots and pans, bedding, clothes, pantry items, bikes, tools, chairs, table..... etc etc!!! Allan left Tassie with our car full of things and then the children and I had the rest of our stuff, toys and clothes and the like.
Well with a "Allan" speciality tarp cover this is what our car looked like before heading to get our caravan!

Our little peas in a very squishy, squashy pod!

I had our Thermo Mix on my lap! Yes we even brought that!!!
It's great for camping!

Thankfully we only had to travel like this for just over an hour!! The children did sooo well, their legs were very, nearly up to their armpits and Esther and Sophia couldn't even see each other for things piled high!! It sure was a drive to remember!!! Once at our new van we all un-folded and headed for Landsborough.
More on our adventure soon.....
Smiles The Torrents's