Saturday, December 27, 2008

Kawana Waters Holiday

After many years we made a last minute decision to take a holiday this year. We found this lovely resort at Kawana Waters - Beachside Resort. We booked the week before Christmas. It was so lovely to get away from Brisbane and relax up the coast. The girls had a great time and so did Henry.

We didn't just stay at Kawana Waters the entire time, we took a drive down to Caloundra to our favourite Fish n Chip shop for lunch and the kids played in the sand at Golden Beach. Mooloolaba and Maroochydore were both very busy spots but still lovely to visit again.

Here are some pics of our holiday
Beachside Resort - Kawana Waters

Inside our apartment - lounge, dining and kitchen
all the balloons from Sarah's birthday

View from the Penthouse
View from Penthouse looking out over the Surf Club
Shannon in the resort pool
Down on the beach looking north to Mooloolaba
heaps of room to place a towel
Looking south from Kawana
Walking down to the beach across the sand dunes
Shannon jumping off the sand dunes
Sarah and Henry building in the sand
Sarah and Henry's masterpiece in the sand
Shannon being America's next top model LOL!!
Shannon and Chloe playing around with the sandSurf Rescue at Kawana
Action shot of Henry playing soccer on the beach
Chloe and Andrew playing soccer

Chloe sitting on waters edge covering herself in sand

The surf club over the road from the resort had Carols by Candlelight on 20th
with loads of things happening for the afternoon and evening
Santa arrived at Kawana Surf Club on the back of a beach buggy
Santa's helpers handing out lollies to all the kiddies
Playground at the Surf Club
Sand sculpture in progress for the Surf Club Carols by CandlelightShannon, Sarah and Henry getting a workout at the outdoor gym
just across the road in the park at the beach
what a great idea, they should have more of these
it's just like a playground except that it is gym equipment
even has instruction signs on how to use each machine
Golden Beach Caloundra, we drove down to our favourite Fish n Chip shop for lunch. We sat and enjoyed the best fish n chips around and afterwards the kids had fun playing in the sand.
Seagulls looking for some left overs LOL!!
Shannon using Sarah's Nemo bucket to build herself sandcastles

Chloe attempting to make a dribble castle (I think)
Sarah and Henry using the shapes from her bucket and spade set
Over the sand shapes now, lets dig a tunnel

We also went to Shelly Beach at Caloundra, I always brought the girls here whenever we were at Caloundra, you can always find the most amazing shells and to top it off it's a great lesson on sea life, just by walking all the rocks and looking into the rock pools.
Sarah and Henry walking the rocks at Shelly Beach
Isn't this sweet


Jodi said...

What a lovely spot and gorgeous photos... I bet yourve come back so totally relaxed!!!

Ness said...

I have Jodi, would love to still be up there though LOL!!

Annette said...

super photos Ness, you all look so relaxed.. did you book for next year??

lindy said...

looks like everyone enjoyed themselves

kerry said...

What a fab break for you it looks beautiful.I would love to be there right now lol.Have a lovely new year and happybirthday to all for the last month too.take care Kerry xx

Ness said...

Yep Annette, we did end up booking again for next Christmas. Such a lovely spot, not over crowded very relaxing loved it. Will be going back for sure.

Wendy said...

It looks like you had a really relaxing and fun family time. Great photos (I can sense some scrapping coming on!!!) A lovely place to holiday.

Lisa A said...

HOw cool does all that look Ness, wish i could have been there too

Lea said...

Beautiful photos Ness. I am glad you got away for a break. It is nice to end such a busy year in such a nice way.

Lea said...

What a lovely way to end such a busy year!

Tanya said...

Hey Ness,
Looks like you all had a great christmas...Love the photos of Shannon....