Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dunedin Holiday

Last Saturday I packed up the kids and the car (easier said than done) and took the kids to Dunedin for a holiday. Neil had been in Queenstown for the NZ Primary Principals Federation conference, so he got to have a peaceful bus trip and met us there.
We stopped after about an hour to visit Aunty Robin, now known as Great Aunty Robin, hehe. Then we carried on for just over another hour, where we stopped at the beach to check out the Moeraki Boulders.
My kids love collecting things from the beach. Emily is an especially good magpie. She would bring home armfuls of stuff every time if I let her.
Luke spends most of his time heading for the water. He is such a lemming! All the kids were keen on the idea of a swim, which is lovely in theory, but not in the middle of winter on a 10 degree day!
Ben wanted me to take this photo to show his dad the seaweed. Don't ask me why.
Happy families (wasn't so sweet a few minutes previously after an hour in the car...)
On the famous boulder. I even made the cut, kind of...
Next stop, Dunedin.

Here we are in the butterfly house at the museum. The kids loved it, although Ben was a bit miffed that a butterfly didn't land on him. It would help to stay still for a few seconds if you ask me! Luke wasn't that keen on the butterflies to begin with, and may have attempted to swat them, but he loved the fish and tortoises at the bottom. He wanted to have a swim with them, but his mother wasn't as keen on the idea. Party pooper.
There was also a kids science area there, which we loved. Luke's favourite was the keyboard he could walk on. I had to drag him away.

1 comment:

Nan P. said...

My, oh my! Doesn't the car look full? I see what you mean in your first sentence. Years on and I still have not understood how much stuff is needed when "they" are small...

I love the photo of Luke on his own on the beach, he is so beautiful and looks so happy. Love the photo of them walking away holding hands. Sweet!