Monday, January 10, 2011

Water play

After reading about this Splash Park @ The Mines from My Little Sprout's blog, I got so excited and couldn't wait till after office hour to tell hubby about it. I quickly sms-ed him and told him I've got a plan for that coming Sunday and glad that hubby was so supportive and agreed to it immediately  ^_^ 

Anything for his little darlings will be granted. 

We arrived at around 10am, just as the park open. Operating hours is at 10am -10pm. There were 3 sections on the park - The open air fountain-like area, The swimming pool (water at knee length) and The playground.

Mushroom like fountain

Water shooting gun

When the water are fully filled, the containers will turn and pour out all the water.

XJ collecting some water leaking from the shooting gun.
Of all the 3 areas, the kids enjoyed the swimming pool the most. The pool has got no decorative items or slides, but the kids enjoyed themselves dipping in this icy cold water.

Water around knee length. 

XJ enjoying splashing the water 

Discussions ? 
The water was really cold but the kids did not complaint at all. Unlike at home, they will complaint when the water was not warm enough to bath. They spend almost an hour in the pool, walking up and down and splashing each other. Both were so happy.

Glad that they did not protest when we told them "Enough and time to bath". XJ was actually shivering when the wind blows. I quickly carried her to the washroom (next to the pool) and bath her. I was so worried when  I saw her shivering and thought I could warm her up a little at the washroom but too bad, the shower were icy cold water too. Everything are FOC, so can't complaint too much. haha

I quickly bath her clean. While putting cloths on XJ, I asked YX to bath on his own, quickly. This is the first time YX took his own bath and I just got to close 1 eye. Back at home, I gave them a thorough bath again.

After they took their bath, both still did not get enough. They proceeded to the playground and we spend another 15 minutes or so over there.

XJ at the playground

Wheeeee......YX slides down

Wheeee........XJ slides down. 
Finally, we left the Splash Park as YX said he was hungry. We found a place to sit and I made a bottle of warm milk for XJ while YX had some cakes which we brought from home. Knowing that they will be hungry after the water play, I got to prepare some food for them. While they were eating (hubby looked after), I quickly did some shopping. I managed to buy 2 pieces of blouses from the shops nearby.

We walked around The Mines before we when for our lunch. XJ was showing her tiredness as she was not very cooperative and started to demand for this and that. Glad that YX ate his lunch obediently. Hubby felt irritated too and decided to leave for home. That was around 2 pm. In the car, both kids slept. They continue with their slumber even we reached home and I got to disturbed them twice before they finally wakes up at around 6pm. Looking at their long afternoon nap, you can guess that both did not sleep early and this morning, I had a HARD TIME waking YX up for school. He cried a little mumbling he wanted to sleep as he was very tired. Not only YX, both hubby and I were very tired and had a hard time waking up this morning too! If only today is a HOLIDAY...........

24 comments:

  1. Nice park for children to visit. It seem not much people on the day you went. A very wonderful and playful weekend they have.

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  2. I understand what you said by waking up so tired and wishing that it was a holiday.

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  3. oh that's FOC?? great, then can bring the kid there already, but must be prepared it will be a tiring trip for sure, hahaha!! wah, you very efficient, can buy two blouses while the kids are having their lunch, cool~~ :p

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  4. Despite tiring, but everyone was having fun, right? :) Maybe next time can plan to go there on Saturday?

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  5. At one time when my daughter was that big, every hotel we stayed in must have a swimming pool. Imagine me calling up to make bookings and the first thing I asked was: "Do you have a swimming pool?" Last time no internet, no website to go and check myself...

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  6. Wow, another water event ;)
    Sure your kids enjoyed!
    Hope you're having a nice day!

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  7. hahaha....I feel for you with the after effect.

    But bet the kids really enjoyed themselves ALOT ! :)

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  8. :) Great outing ya?! You got 2 new blouses! Quick shopper :)

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  9. It's a fun place and I know children love water park soooo much. After a month or so, I bet YX will ask you when want to go there again. After a tiredness day, I understand everyone's energy is worn out, lol!

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  10. Wah, you all spent straight 4 hours in the Mines! that must be real tiring!

    Yalor, these days were quite windy. We were staying close, thus I just wiped the kids dry over there and bathed them at home. Looked like the kids had lots of fun!^-^

    Have a nice week ahead!

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  11. The splash park looks like a lot of fun. :) Can see both of them enjoyed themselves tremendously.

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  12. looks fun...looks like have to bring my anak there :D

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  13. That is why I prefer to go for outings on a Saturday and reserve Sunday for resting :) Nice water park, and best of all, it is FREE. If only the water isn't icy cold, I might consider bringing C there geh...

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  14. this place is getting very famous jor, since it is FOC and nice place for kids to hang around, i believe in no time, it will be more people visit this water play area :P

    love the photos u share here !!

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  15. So kids are good at negotiations finding excuses that home water not warm enough for a bath but at the pool even icy cold boleh tahan? haha. They learned the skills from Dad or Mom? lolz

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  16. Really fun time for the kids! they never get tired till they reach home, right>?

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  17. eh next time u wan to go there, ajak me ar

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  18. Vickylow ~ Surprisingly the park is not really pack! But when we are about to leave, people started to come in. Must be there early to avoid the crowd.

    Sheoh Yan ~ haha.....I really wish we only need to work 3 days and rest 4 days.

    [SK] ~ Yes...everything FOC. Haha..the shopping was really in a flash and lucky I saw something I like, so can buy in such a short time.

    cheeyee ~ ;( Saturday we need to work FULL DAY. We only got 1 precious SUNDAY free.

    suituapui ~ haha....she loves water! I think every kid loves water!

    Hayley ~ Ya....they laughed all the way there. Their happy faces makes us happy too!

    Ann ~ Really tiring...haha....

    Broccoli Ginger ~ haha...just lucky the benches are located next to the shops.

    yvonne ~ Both kids love water so much. Will plan for another water play but must be some HOT days. haha. The water there are too cold on these rainy days.

    Alice Law ~ Have to plan for another trip there when the weather are HOT. haha

    Mummy Gwen ~ It is just a small park but for the kids, it is their paradise.

    SmallKucing ~ haha...bet your anak will enjoy. Bring him together with his dearie.

    Chloe ~ Too bad we need to work on Saturday (FULL DAY). Eh, should bring C there.....wait for HOT days to come.

    Anggie's Journal ~ A great place for family outing. The kids got to play.

    Bananaz ~ haha....when the kids got water to play with, there will be no complaint at all!

    reanaclaire ~ not only the kids are tired, mummy and daddy also tired.

    Mummy-J ~ Ok oK....I believe your baby-G will love the water there!

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  19. Wah, u guys r vy hardworking leh. Bring the kids all the way here for water play. They sure had loads of fun.
    U're an express shopper huh. Within such a short time, can get urself 2 blouses. ;)

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  20. hey, next blogger meeting, let's do it here! hahahaha! we just went there last wkend too, only let lil missy play at the dry playground, but the place is really cool la, HUGE space! if can do party there, wah nice man! hehehe...

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  21. eh, ya la....like Irene said, another blogger meeting should be held here. Next time when u are coming up again, call me ya!

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  22. eh, ya la....like Irene said, another blogger meeting should be held here. Next time when u are coming up again, call me ya!

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  23. Vickylow ~ Surprisingly the park is not really pack! But when we are about to leave, people started to come in. Must be there early to avoid the crowd.

    Sheoh Yan ~ haha.....I really wish we only need to work 3 days and rest 4 days.

    [SK] ~ Yes...everything FOC. Haha..the shopping was really in a flash and lucky I saw something I like, so can buy in such a short time.

    cheeyee ~ ;( Saturday we need to work FULL DAY. We only got 1 precious SUNDAY free.

    suituapui ~ haha....she loves water! I think every kid loves water!

    Hayley ~ Ya....they laughed all the way there. Their happy faces makes us happy too!

    Ann ~ Really tiring...haha....

    Broccoli Ginger ~ haha...just lucky the benches are located next to the shops.

    yvonne ~ Both kids love water so much. Will plan for another water play but must be some HOT days. haha. The water there are too cold on these rainy days.

    Alice Law ~ Have to plan for another trip there when the weather are HOT. haha

    Mummy Gwen ~ It is just a small park but for the kids, it is their paradise.

    SmallKucing ~ haha...bet your anak will enjoy. Bring him together with his dearie.

    Chloe ~ Too bad we need to work on Saturday (FULL DAY). Eh, should bring C there.....wait for HOT days to come.

    Anggie's Journal ~ A great place for family outing. The kids got to play.

    Bananaz ~ haha....when the kids got water to play with, there will be no complaint at all!

    reanaclaire ~ not only the kids are tired, mummy and daddy also tired.

    Mummy-J ~ Ok oK....I believe your baby-G will love the water there!

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  24. Really fun time for the kids! they never get tired till they reach home, right>?

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