Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
After going through customs, we went to the Qantas lounge. The staff offered us a "suite", so the kids could spread out a bit ,and gave them some games and things to do. Cameron wanted to play games on the computer.
Our flight was delayed 1 and a 1/2 hours (much better than last years 24 hour delay). The crew loaded on an extra 4,000 litres of fuel, so we could speed up a bit to get to Singapore on time.
During the flight, Alexander was studying the flight plan map on the TV screen, and studying the Qantas magazine about the 747-400. He noticed that the highest speed in the magazine was 920 kph...but when looked on the TV screen we were going 948 kph. When one of the flight attendants came past he asked her how we were going that fast if the magazine said it only went 920 kph. She told him that she had no idea, but she would ask the captain when she went upstairs to ask the captain to fill out their log books.
1/2 hour later, the captain came downstairs, returned the log books and sat with Alexander explain why we were going so fast. The captain explained how the wind was helping us and the extra fuel that was loaded on, and the speed in the magazine was only the average speed they fly. Alexander was happy!
We thanked the captain for explaining it to our aeroplane fanatic, and he said that once we landed in Singapore to send the kids up and they could come into the cockpit for a look, and don't forget the camera!
So, pilot hat, headphones on, hand on the throttle...what more could a plane obsessed kid dream of (except actually flying the plane)
This is one of the reasons I love flying with Qantas...the staff are always so terrific with our children!
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Alexander and Cameron love holding the lead and taking her for a run in the park.
When we got to a playground the boys would give the lead to Nicole, and she would continue walking around the playground with Rosie while the boys played.
We made up the rule, that if you are holding the lead when she does a poo....you have to pick it up in the doggy poo bag.
Somehow, the rule never worked and it was left up to Nicole to pick it up and carry it to the doggy bin.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Cameron's 9th birthday! Where does the time go?
We had this birthday cake at Granma and Grampa's place, before we came back to Melbourne. Delicious chocolate cake with freckles and yellow 100's and 1000's.
Little cupcakes in the shape of a 9
Friday, 14 August 2009
A Shark swimming behind. They watched the sharks being fed, a snappeer swam past at the wrong time and shark bit him, instead of the squid he was supposed to be eating! Opps!
Look at the size of this stingray!!!
Some Green Tree Frogs
A Port Jackson Shark egg
The colourful coral in the large tank.
A Swell Shark Egg
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Whatever the kids are doing, you can be sure Benson is not too far away!
Monday, 3 August 2009
A Storm Trooper
I really wanted them to have a photo of Elmo....Cameron is too cool for Elmo, so he said "If you want a photo of Elmo, you get in there, and I will take the photo"
So, after shoving some 3 and 4 year olds out of the way, I got my photo.
(I didn't really push the kids out the way, I waited my turn very patiently)