Two special things happened on that day:
1) Both Shenny and mommy travelled far away with 大姨 (mommy's elder sister)'s family without papa.
2) Shenny for the 1st time overcome her fear into the sea. She finally found the joy letting her feet wash by wave, dip her feet into wet sand and dip herself into sea water.
Previously, both mommy and papa had tried many times to persuade Shenny to dip into sea water but Shenny always replied with tears: "NO".
On that day, Papa didn't go along because he needed to do his office work at home even in public holiday. Mommy decided to follow 大姨 (mommy's elder sister)'s family to D-Paradise orchard and Pengkalan Balak Beach in Melaka. Shenny didn't feel sad although papa was not around but very much excited. She loved to mingle with her cousins.
By right, we need to pay entrance fee to get into D-Paradise orchard, the entrance fee was; adult - RM49.90 and child > 3 year old - RM 29.90. Luckily, 大姨 got four free adult entrance voucher, so we didn't need to pay any for this. However, we need to rent a buggy (4 seating) in order to drive around the orchard. That costs RM 69.90. After having our fruit feast (this is complimentary), 姨丈 drove five of us around. Six of us squeezed in four seating buggy.
Well, nothing much to see in D-Paradise at this period actually. All season fruits were not ripe yet. Luckily we didn't need to pay entrance, so it still worth a visit. Kids took this opportunity to know some local fruit trees. Also, we had great fun in buggy.
We were told the best period to visit is in mid June and July.
After that, we departed to a beach nearby: Pangkalan Balak Beach.
When we reached the beach, Shenny's cousins; Zhi Zhi, Hong Hong, Hang Hang and 姨丈, all changed and prepare to play in the beach and even soak their feet into sea water. Shenny was afraid to get into sea. Mommy asked her to take off her sport shoe, in order to bare foot walk on beach. She refused and gave reason she would not wet her shoe and she would not want to get into sea.
Shenny looked on her cousins play at seaside.
Shenny played herself on beach while her cousins were at the sea.
Then, her cousins and 姨丈 kept on pestering her to join them in the sea, and tell her how nice to feel wave washing on their feet. Shenny observed and began to change her mind. She asked mommy to take off her shoe, and requested 姨丈 to hold her closely.
Shenny clung to 姨丈's shirt tightly when attempting to let wave washing on her feet.
After a few times attempting, Shenny grew confident. Finally, 姨丈 and her cousins successfully to persuade her to join them in the sea.
Now, Shenny dared to run in the sea and play at seaside with wave flushing on her feet.
Haha...mommy reckons this is one big achievement for Shenny. She has overcome her fear over the sea. Mommy really felt proud of her.
She excitedly announced this to her papa when we got home. Of course, papa gave her a big hug for being a brave girl.