The weather in Wellington was dreadful when we drove off the ferry - raining and cold like a winter's day. We stopped off in Johnsonville for lunch then headed straight to Paraparaumu Beach, this time to stay for a few days. It was very kind of Alex to give up his room for us, for Rebecca to move out entirely and for Cameron and Sage to share their room with Harry. Georgia and Gabrielle disappeared and we hardly saw either of them for the whole visit. All the kids did a great job of playing with and including Harry which was a joy to see. The days consisted of lots of swimming, eating and drinking with a few other highlights thrown in - a fair at Queen Elizabeth park, kite flying at the beach, a day trip into Wellington (to visit Te Papa, cable car etc) and visiting Jude, Clifton, Morgan and Mikaela in Whitby. We also spent a bit of time rearranging furniture but that's another whole post in itself ... New Year's Eve saw the house sleep the usual four adults but the number of children rose to 13 at last count ... The evening peaked when 12 of the 13 kids jumped in the pool at the stroke of midnight! We left on New Year's Day and headed for Palmerston North.
Hanging out by the pool
New Year's Eve