2014 – Thank you, you were amazing…Warning: photo-heavy post!

 Here is my ode to 2014. To those of you who laughed, played, cried and celebrated life with us, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time and presence. Whether it was a second or a day of your time, I’ve learnt so much from each and everyone of you and hope that 2015 holds more unforgettable moments – xx-

Styling DanielThis littke guy’s ootds were the most clicked on posts this year! Check him out on Instagram @jacqfruit
IMG_0108 IMG_0324Lots n lots of family time at some of our favourite destinations. See post here!
The Urban Ma 2014 family time
IMG_0378Some party people. Yes here’s a pic of the males bathroom – thought it looked pretty cool lol!
The Urban Ma 2014 nights out
Family comes first - The Urban Ma blogBest friends - high schoolSo much fun with all the dedicated mammas!
ProBlogger 2014Met so many unbelievably talented bloggers and podcasters this year…can’t wait for what’s coming up in 2015. Never stop learning!
Radio interview The Urban MaFirst radio interview
The Urban Ma 2014 workWork life – one of my favourite years with the most amazing people! So very grateful and blessed for the opportunity to work with super knowledgeable, hardworking and inspiring people. Best!
Brighter Futures Suncorp
NGV Melbourne exhibitionLoads of things to do in Melbourne – NGV is amazing!
airplane lifeOur little one was obsessed with planes, trains and automobiles this year!
This is Queensland The Urban Ma Gold Coast StayzFun in the Gold Coast for my bro’s big 30th bash and also the inspiring ProBlogger Conference
Lolo time Ballarat Wildlife Park The Urban Ma
Kare Kare The Urban MaFilipino kare kare but not as you know it! Wow!
Chef Sau William AnglissTried to cook some Filipino dishes and also met some talented Filipino chefs
GJ's Grill lechon The Urban MaNew Filipino restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD – GJ’s Grill (next to Vic Market)
The Urban Ma Spunky Ones JacqfruitStylish daddy and son duo #thespunkyones Lots more ootd’s to come in 2015!
The Urban Ma 2014 weddingsWedding ladies Mandy's weddingWeddings and bridesmaid duties were so much fun with this crew!
Daniel's 2nd birthdayWe celebrated loads of happy birthdays this year including our lola and our little man turning two!
Christmas with the YuansAwkwardly testing out the timer on our camera…Daniel is not impressed!

Our first video went live on YouTube today and I hope you find it helpful! Let me know what else you’d like to see in 2015. xx

And on hot, sunny days let’s do this!

Werribee water park The Urban Ma blogStyling Daniel sun smart Werribee water park the Urban Ma blog The Urban Ma blog Werribee water park

Water park fun…and it’s free!

Holidays. Sun. Clear blue skies. An adventurous toddler.

Off to the playground we went!

And not just any old playground. We drove to “new Werribee” to explore the water park nestled in the Riverwalk estate. Always looking for places to discover and things to do, D squealed with joy as he played with the water fountains.

Water park fun that won’t break the budget. This free playground has got to be one of Melbourne’s best new public spaces. With a full sized basketball court, mini skate park, bbq’s and playground there is something for everyone. And once you’re done with it all, the wide open fields of fresh, green grass is just calling out for you to lie down and daydream away!

Werribee water park The Urban Ma blog rules

You are invited to celebrate life!…The Urban Ma way 🙂 #celebratelifetumw

What: Explore Melbourne’s playgrounds – featuring a fantastic water park!
 Newmarket Road, Werribee (in the Riverwalk estate) Just off the M1 freeway Werribee exit
When: All year round. October to March 9am to 8pm. April to September 10am to 5pm. (Sometimes the water features are not in operation so to avoid disappoint, check before you head there! Places Victoria or Wyndham City Council)
Cost: Free!
Features: a net swing, monkey bars, climbing wall, water park fountains and features, a basketball court and skatepark, toilets, bbq facilities, shaded areas with picnic tables, slides.
Age: Fun for all ages with toddler friendly playground equipment
What to bring:
– sunscreen, a hat and sunnies – let’s stay sun safe!
– a change of clothes and a towel
– pack a picnic or bring some bbq essentials (we packed some yummy sandwiches filled with leftover Christmas ham, nectarines and chocolates from Christmas presents!)
– a bottle of water to keep hydrated
– thongs for when you get wet and comfy shoes if you want to run around the basketball courts
– a basketball/skateboard/kite to fly in the open, grassy space
Fun Facts! This park area occupies 1.4ha and cost $4.8 million to complete. Village Park is found in the new Riverwalk estate and opened in October 2014. Just make sure you check that the water features are working before you visit.

Water park Werribee Riverwalk basketball courtsDon’t forget to bring a ball, skateboard or your rollerblades!
Water park Werribee collage The Urban Ma jacqfruitThe perfect way to spend a sunny day
Water park Werribee Styling Daniel The YuansMy rock climbing little man

sun bathing The Urban Ma blogThe wooden decking areas surrounding the water park are perfect for sun bathing and watching over the kids
Playground Werribee water park The Urban Ma blog
bridge water The Urban Ma blog BBQ Melbourne playgroundBring some snags and burger patties for a satisfying meal
The Urban Ma blog Melbourne playgroundRide your bike here and you can park it just opposite the bridges and basketball areas
The Urban Ma blog Melbourne playgroundOpen space with seating areas…a place for fabulous future events I think!
The Urban Ma blog water park MelbourneThe water features can be operated by the little ones. Simply find the buttons scattered around the water play area on poles

Melbourne playground The Urban Ma blogThis structure had him occupied for ages! Bark was the feature and he loved it! Lots of tunnels and holes to push the bark through
The Urban Ma blog Daniel Places Victoria The Urban Ma blogFresh, green grass…perfect for throwing frisbees, flying kites or just lazing around with an antipasto platter!
Mother and son Playground funDigger playground fun
Werribee water park Melbourne playgrounds The Urban Ma blog jacqfruit Werribee water park Styling Daniel The Urban Ma blog sun smart The Urban Ma blog Werribee water park tunnel The Urban Ma blogToo much fun to be had with this little guy!

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Interested in other playgrounds visited by The Urban Ma? Check out our post on Dinosaur Mimi!