Friday, August 7, 2009

In pictures... probably the best way to show you what we got up to while in Brisbane! Although, if I kept the photos in proportion to the amount of time we spent doing them, there would be hundreds like this ...

After all, that was the reason we went to Brisbane in the first place. Trampolining competitions can go on for days and me on this :) I have never seen so many competitiors in the one was HUGE! One of the highlights was seeing the "big boys" compete, their routines are amazing and dangerous and so very impressive. The kids were awe struck when Ben Wilden competed (he's the guy who competed in trampolining at the last Olympics). The event was a qualifying event for the World Titles to be held in Russia later in the year, so the performances were incredible.

Once the competition was over, the team could relax a little and have some fun! We spent a day at Movieworld before saying goodbye to the others...we spent an extra day exploring a bit.

Top of the list was the Lego Education Centre...

...which was a little disappointing to be honest. We were wanting to check out the robotic Lego, but they didn't have a very large range at all. So we moved on to Southbank for morning tea..

You know I can't walk past a cupcake! These were divine, and tasted every bit as good as they looked!

Love the tea served in glass teapots too. I took my chances and brought some home for my girls...the plane ride didn't do too much damage :) Do I admit that we went back for afternoon tea? LOL
The rest of the day we spent hanging out on the riverbank, checking out the waterpark, and generally just exploring the beautiful parklands...such a gorgeous spot, and the weather was perfect. The lolly shop is also a favourite :)

The plane ride home was looooooooooooooonnnnggggg, but worth it to be back in our own beds again! There's no place like home!
TTFN xxx


texmorg said...

I cant believe that you actually put that bottom photo on. Talk about BLUE. Those cupcakes look amazing.Shame about the leggo display. I bet it was good to have some time just with Riley.

Vanessa said...

I'd be going back for arvo tea too.
Those cupcakes look wonderful!

Melanie Baldry said...

The cupcakes look yum, looks like you had lot's of fun :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like you had a great time - well done to Riley - what an amazing experience!! If you want to see Robotic Lego - the state Robocup finals are on at Scitech today - my son is competing with a team from his school.