Been a while since I updated here! A whole lot has happened in the last few months, but I figure I might as well just jump right in to today! We arrived in New Zealand yesterday and the weather has actually been pretty good so far! The flight over was long, but Riley and Jack were really really good, Cole was pretty challenging, but he's two so that was to be expected :) We all survived though and the weather is much better than expected so far!
Riley and I are writing a little story during our trip, about her favorite stuffed animal "Glamour." I'm taking the pictures, and she's coming up with the ideas and writing the story. Should be quite cute when we are done with it!
She says, "Mom! let's take a picture so it looks like I'm throwing Glamour in the pool!!"
The home we are renting is right on the beach, so this is just a short walk down the steps to the beach.
Such a pretty evening at the beach!!
This is Riley's wild and free, unbrushed, been on a plane all night hair do.
We started out our second day here with the kids waking up wellllll before the sun. So after a few hours indoors, we rallied everyone to go on a little hike. Knowing my children might need a little extra motivation and excitement, I made them a little scavenger hunt for our walk. They LOVED it. Cole led the way up the first big hill...
Such a nice day on the Kapiti Coast!
Searching for sticks, shells, and rocks.
This photographer mom might have put "take a picture with all three kids together" on the scavenger hunt list. Worked like a charm.
Climbing and sliding in the sand!
Just a boy and his stick, playing happily without a care in the world.
Poor Jacky got licked by a dog and broke out in hives all over his face. :( Good thing I always have benadryl with me everywhere we go!
Nana met us at the beach and helped out with the scavenger hunt. Can you spot her and Riley hiking up the steps??
Such a pretty hiking trail!
And we will finish with... sheep!! Now all the kids are napping and will be ready for more adventuring when they wake up :)