Sunday, April 25, 2010

Zoom Zoom Zoom!!

Last weekend, we had a great family week end out. The Red Bull Air Race was on - so we decided to go down and check it out.

On Saturday afternoon we sat beside the Swan River and watched the Aeroplanes buzzing around. They are so fast and fly really low over the river around a set course.

Floating on the river are a set of gates that they have to fly through as fast as possible. Each run takes just over 1 min. The fastest man wins.

We could see Jellyfish and Fish swimming by. They were so close that Neil tried a bit of fishing by hand.
The Police were there too.
At the end of the day the Air force did a flying display. Here they are flying in formation - above us and over the city. We had great views of Perth city on the other side of the River.
We manage to catch the last few Air Races of the day - and enjoyed it so much we decided to go back on Sunday for the final day of racing.
So on Sunday, after packing our Picnic Chilly Bin, Folding Chairs, Gazebo, Beer Chilly Bin, Blanket, Sun Block........etc - we set off for another day of racing.
The planes all put out a trail of smoke as they go around the course - which helps you to keep up with them - and you can also see if they are turning tight circles to get round the course faster or not. At times the course gets quite fogged up with smoke.
Through-out the day there were a number of displays by different air-craft. This is the Helicopter that was buzzing round all day - I think they were probably filming the action.
And Qantas did a fly over with their big plane that is decorated with Aborigine designs (sorry it's a bit fuzzy cause it was quite fast and I had trouble taking a pic of it).
Sometimes the planes in the Red Bull Air Race clip the gate things and as the air escapes they float down to the river. Then a little boat races out and fixes on a new bit and they inflate with air again ready for the next plane to start.
As you can see - the sun was shining - it was a beautiful day. We (and other race watchers) were pleased we took our Gazebo for shade and sun block too. It was a great atmosphere. It was fantastic - we had another awesome day out - and were all exhausted by the time we got home (mainly from carrying all our picnic paraphernalia).

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sarah turns Four

Far out - Sarah's Four! Four!! Hip Hip Hooray!
This is the one and only Photo I took of her on her Birthday.
As I have been very sick - we did not have a party or anything. And unfortunately I could not even manage much of a fuss for her.
Neil and Ana made sure she had a great day.
Neil baked and decorated this Cake for Sarah. It has a Dora Candle on it (although you can only see it from the back). She loved it. And giggled and squeeled with delight when we sang Happy Birthday.
She received heaps of lovely gifts from all the family (Thank you everyone) as you can see by the piles of stuff in the back ground. She is loving the Wiggles DVD from Grandma and got some Pom Poms that she shakes and grooves round the lounge with. She got a great big Happy Birthday sign from Poppy that is still hanging up. I'm not aloud to take it down!! A new Barbie from Nana & Pop is also a hit. And the (toy) Iphone from Shayla is the best. Dora was again a big hit - she even had to sleep in her Dora PJ's and Sleeping Bag from Aunty Shiree that night.
You can also see in the photo that she has her School Uniform on......cause she went to School. Ana had made and iced 25 little cup-cakes for everyone in the class and they had a little party at school. So that was cool.
Sarah said the Teacher called her the Birthday Princess all day.


Wow - it's been a while since I posted anything here. I do have a few things I want to post here too. I'm just having a quiet morning to myself....blissful. The girls are out with Aunty Shiree & Neil is off play Golf - I am having a wonderful quiet time to myself. Aaahhhh!!

Sarah getting kicking practice. Don't you love that smile??

For the last few months Sarah has been doing Swimming Lessons. She loves it too. I was really amazed at how well she picked it up.
She just loves the water - always has really.

This is the swimming complex - it's always really busy. There were just 2 x children in the class which is great.
Kicking on her back and swimming with the flutter board.
I could not believe that by the end of her lessons she could kick across the pool by herself. It's just great. Here she goes.......

And she swims through the hoops........can you see her under the water??

The Teacher throws some little hoops and stick things that sink......then they go diving after them.
Great Fun Huh???