Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Downtown Wellington

Yesterday was beautiful. It was in the 70's with lots of sun and a light breeze. We decided to go visit Kevin's work and go for lunch at a weird combo pub called The Cutting Sports Bar (Thai Takeaway and Bar Food).

We went to the Wellington Botanical Gardens and walked around and saw some beautiful flowers and trees. The kids had an awesome time at the playground. The wee man got to ride his first zip line and loved it. We walked to the top of the gardens and had an amazing view of Wellington Harbor. Then we rode the cable car to downtown Wellington and walked around a bit.

We went to visit the kids school and then had a quick jaunt to the Oriental Parade. Home to 7 Inverell Way for fabulous Fish n Chips and Cider. A fun time was had for all last night. The wee man loves visiting his cousins and hanging out. We are going to see Avatar tomorrow afternoon and then going to a real restaurant without a kids menu. Yay! :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

We Made It!

The Smiths of Rockville have made it to New Zealand. We lost Sunday completely while in the air, but I am pleased to report that we all made it safe and sound. The wee man was a true rock star and had very little unhappiness. We arrived in Auckland where it was raining and about 65 degrees. We transferred to a domestic flight and arrived to beautiful sunny weather in Wellington. Yesterday we spend recovering from the flight and fighting with all we had to stay awake until at least 8 pm. It was a challenge but we did it. Ciaran literally fell asleep in his dinner. We'll post pictures today. We are planning to chillax in Windy Wellington today :).

By the way - we are 7 hours behind and 1 day ahead. It's currently, Tuesday, January 5th at 7:25 am :)