The rain officially came today, which worked out fine because we had planned to spend the morning at Te Papa, the country's National Museum, which is all indoors! Perfectly planned, if I do say so myself. Kids got to see lots about the history of New Zealand, although they mostly just liked the animals and volcanoes.
We were there just in time for this cool little kids' story time adventure, which was pretty fun. They read a couple of New Zealand Maori stories, sang a few songs, then got to play in this indoor playground area for a bit.
And lucky for us, the rain stopped and the sun came out here and there in the afternoon, so we headed out to the beach behind where we are staying. In case you are wondering if the ocean looks particularly brown- yes, yes it does. Basically super brown waves, not making it the most picturesque beach, but still plenty of fun.
That's Kapiti Island right behind Riley, you can see it clear as day!
Jackson leaving his usual love notes in the sand. In case you can't read it, it says: NO RILEY.
Aren't they all so precious sitting there on that rock when you can't hear them complaining or see their little faces?? Adorable.
Then we turn 'em around and get smiley, stone cold straight faced, and silly. I guess 1 out of 3 ain't bad.