Adrenalin Junkie

6 Oct

There is a section of dialogue in one of my favourite movies – Parenthood that perfectly summed up Matilda’s afternoon on Tuesday.

Grandma: You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster.
Gil: Oh?
Grandma: Up, down, up, down. Oh, what a ride!
Gil: What a great story.
Grandma: I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn’t like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it. 

And more out of it she did. We had a wonderful afternoon at the Wonderland funpark at the Docklands with Kylie, Dan, Thomas, Charlie, Nat, Ella and Macy. Tilda rode the rollercoaster no less than 6 times. And would have kept going if the park hadn’t closed! I tried her on the Merry-Go-Round but she wasn’t at all impressed! Nope, this girl is a thrill seeker and it is a joy to behold.






20 Responses to “Adrenalin Junkie”

  1. Danielle x October 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    I cannot wait to ride that rollercoaster with her!!! What a delicious sound to hear you both giggling 🙂

    • teamtilda October 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

      Her laugh is infectious! Hopefully everyone will get a turn to sit next to her on the rollercoaster to enjoy it! xooxxoox

  2. Martin Fabinyi October 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    Sounds like it was a great afternoon! Looking forward to seeing you soon.

    • teamtilda October 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

      It was indeed Marty! Looking forward to seeing you too – when are you next down in Melbourne?

  3. jackie October 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    gorgeous, love the sound of happiness x

    • teamtilda October 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

      It’s great isn’t it! Totally addictive! oxox

  4. Clare October 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    Rollercoasters sum up life really! Great to see your having lots of holiday fun

    • teamtilda October 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

      Don’t they though! And definitely more fun than a merry go round. Can’t wait to see you on the 16th. xoxoxo

  5. Waidehi October 7, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    Absolutely brilliant! Love it! xo

    • teamtilda October 7, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

      Thanks honey! It was such a fun day – anything that gets her laughing like that (and consequently ME laughing!) is a great day! Love you. xoxo

  6. Kylie October 7, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    She laughed and laughed and laughed! Meanwhile Charlie screeched and wailed to get off. She takes after you and me!

    • teamtilda October 7, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

      YEAH! I love rollercoasters and now love them even more being able to enjoy her reactions!! Thanks for taking her on it!! xoxoxo

  7. Daryl Linnane October 7, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    Obviously a wonderful holiday outing…….. especially that it gave both you and Tilda such joy Laura.

    • teamtilda October 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

      Thanks Daryl, it was definitely a lot of fun – laughter of that kind is very infectious and very addictive 🙂

  8. Cally October 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    What a joyous ride.
    The laughter says it all. xX

  9. Dianne October 7, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More, more, more…….. Tilda is such a joy to watch. Love the video’s….. Laura Spillberg……….

  10. Aphrodite Doukas October 10, 2011 at 2:23 am #

    I am so glad and happy that Matilda is doing well and enjoyed the roller coaster. I hope and pray she will enjoy many many more in her life.

  11. Heather Jackson October 16, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    Clap, clap, clap!!!!!!! 🙂

  12. Alex November 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    I know where to look when I need to smile. It will never grow old and I think Tilds gets more gorgeous each time I watch it x


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