Saturday Style – Monster suit playtime

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Monster Suit Playtime with Mr D

This week’s Saturday Style post is a flashback from last May where a surprise party was organised for my brother by Her Lust Palette. It was held in the Gold Coast coast in an amazing two-storey rental and there was a whole group of us that flew up for the special celebration.

The weather in May on the Gold Coast was not too hot and not too cold and this onesie number we packed for Mr D was worn a lot! Great for running around and tumbling in, and an easy outfit for quick changes into swimwear for the beach.

This onesie has also doubled as a Halloween costume for Mr D’s Halloween Disco last year! He got it as a present – perfect for 1-2 year olds!


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Seafood chowder and a fiery platter at the Lazy Lobster

The Lazy Lobster
300 Marine Parade, Labrador, QLD

On our recent trip to the Gold Coast for the Problogger conference, we decided that on our last night in beautiful Queensland we wanted a seafood platter. After checking out the places nearby and not finding anything that stood out to us, we turned to Google for help and found ourselves at The Lazy Lobster. We wanted to enjoy a meal out and not have to clean any dishes or pots and pans so off we drove to Labrador, just a few minutes away from Caville ave.

Luckily we had made a booking as the restaurant was packed by the time we got there just after 6pm. We had a cozy table complete with a high chair for Madison.

We ordered
Seafood chowder – The Lazy Lobster’s famous seafood chowder served in a soup cob with a jumbo Tiger prawn and mussels. (The kids loved the soft bread and tearing it apart to dip in the soup. I felt like I really needed to get to a gym after devouring this whole entrée!)

Eye Fillet Carpaccio – Finely sliced eye fillet dressed with capers and a parmesan citrus dressing

Lobster Mornay (whole) – Cooked WA lobster in cheesy mornay sauce topped with parmesan (Our lobster was also served with rice and was really filling and tasty. Really hit the spot after a day of walking around and swimming)

Hot & Cold Seafood Platter for 2 – half a lobster with prawns, crab, oysters, fish, calamari, scallops, chunky chips and seasonal fruits (This platter made an impressive entrance to our table with a flame lighting up the top of the seafood and a beautiful arrangement of the seafood. The kids loved all the fruit on this platter!)

Spaghetti Napoli from the kids menu – We thought they had brought out the wrong order as Mr D’s bowl of Napoli spaghetti looked more like it was the plain spaghetti menu item  due to the lack of sauce. It wasn’t a surprise to us that even though Mr D normally eats everything we give him, he hardly touched his meal this time around 🙁

The Details
This restaurant is one of a few located along Marine Parade. We had booked about half an hour before we arrived which was just as well as it seemed like a popular spot for both families and people going on dates with the waitresses having to turn away some walk-in patrons.
The meals we ordered certainly filled us up and I think the seafood platter could’ve been fit for 4! Our meals took so long to arrive that we were almost thinking of even cancelling our order but we had seen this same comment about the service on all the restaurant review sites so we thought we’d just put up with it and wait. The staff were friendly however I think we’ll try another place next time we’re in town.
Overall we had a nice time relaxing and grazing through our meals. Good company really accounts for a lot when going out to dinner and it was so lovely we got to spend time with my brother and his the beautiful ladies in his life! 🙂

      
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Bump Diary #13 – 31 week update

Pregnancy update – 31 weeks

  

How far along are you? 31 weeks and 5 days

How big is baby? This week Baby weighs as much as a coconut. On average around 41.1cms long and weighing just over 1.5kg and heading into a growth spurt, beginning to plump up with essential fat that is accumulating underneath its skin.
Body and changes:
Weight gain I’m sure I’ve gained heaps of weight again this week feeling a little more uncomfortable with my walk definitely turning into a waddle these days.
Stretch marks Those little faint lines I first started seeing last week are definitely stretch marks. I saw them a lot more prominent in the mirror yesterday morning and when I realised that they were stretch marks I immediately felt surprised as I thought that since I didn’t really get many in my first pregnancy, it would be the same with this second one. Wrong! After a few minutes, I got used to the fact that they’re normal and are only a sign that a human life is growing within me and I have accepted that it’s all part of the journey of motherhood.
Sleep I’ve been finding it really uncomfortable to sleep these days and need pillows around me to help me get into a comfortable position. Mr D has also been having a few nightmares this week for some reason…and he’s been waking up a few times in the middle of the night crying 🙁
Maternity clothes I bought a black top and some leopard print pants from Target the other day and they’re so comfy even though they’re not specifically maternity wear! I’ve been pairing them with a black blazer to dress them up a little for work 🙂

The Other Stuff:

Reflux is still hanging around this week. I’ve been getting Mr D to learn how to put his shoes on by himself this week so as to help me out since I can’t bend over that low these days. My tummy has also been feeling a lot heavier this week and it feels like it’s really weighing down into my pelvis and I can feel pressure down there. Baby is moving so much this week especially when we went for a dip in the pool yesterday!

 

Eating lots of cucumber, tomato and cheddar cheese at work lately
Feeling really out of breath again this week and less mobile – I took the elevator to go down two floors today when normally I take the stairs! Tsk, tsk, tsk!
Needing to get as much as rest as possible as I’ve found I feel super tired if I’m at it all day
Wanting to declutter the desktop on my laptop and sort through all the videos and photos on there
Watching music videos while hanging out at our hotel this week up in the Gold Coast
Bookmarking podcasts and videos to listen to and watch
Noticing how friendly people are on the planes to Mr D 🙂
Enjoying seeing just how much Mr D has loved flying and travelling with us over the past few weeks. It’s so exciting to see how enchanted he is by everything he sees and everyone he meets. This past week he got to spend some quality time with Daddy, his uncle and his cousin. Even though the two toddlers loved annoying each other, they had a great time!

 

   

gratefuldaniel #11

Daddy: What are you grateful for today Daniel?

Daniel: Thanks to God for planes and clouds and fast cars at Movieworld.

Have you been continuing to practice gratitude in the past week? What have you been grateful for?

This time last year! – Problogger 2014


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The Urban Ma Problogger Gold Coast

A collection of photos from last year’s Problogger conference at the QT Hotel, Gold Coast.

It was our first time attending. The hubby and I bought tickets to it as soon as we found out Pat Flynn and Chris Ducker were presenting – we love listening to their podcasts! It was great to see that not only were their keynote speeches amazing, there were so many other talented and inspiring presenters that graced the stage over the 2 days.

We met some lovely people and learnt so many things that I was exhausted by the end of it. I can’t wait to see what new learnings and new connections we will take away from this year’s event! See you there 🙂

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