Sunday, 30 August 2009

On Thursday it was time for Denver's biannual hospital visit, at Greenlane Hospital in Auckland. Since we were in the neighbourhood, we decided to follow our appointment up with a visit to One Tree Hill and Mt Eden. Kyla has been keen on checking out the volcanic craters ever since we read Under the Mountain last month.
One Tree Hill

Denver got freaked out looking up at the sculpture atop One Tree Hill, thought it was going to fall on her and went and sat in the car. I managed to coax her out when we got to Mt Eden.

Mt Eden

After that Rog surprised us all with a trip to Kelly Tarltons Underwater World. It's been a few years since we went last, and the girls all had a blast. Kyla loved the snowcat ride through the penguin enclosure, and kept dragging us all back through it. Here's some pics.
Snow CatStingray EatingEelKySea HorseFeeding TimeWonderDive, dive, dive!LookWhere's Denver?30 Second ChallengeSwingball, penguin styleStingray BarbSnacktimeWith the FishesBrendan Frasers Holiday JobChillin'Broad Squid


Sarah said...

Stunning photographs and what an incredible place to visit. The seahorse photograph positively glows. So awesome that you had a chance to do something so nice together as a family and hope the hospital visit was okay. Sarah x

Hannah said...

What a fun family outing!! We haven't been to KT for ages, not since Ethan was about 2 years old (so that means Tyler has never been). Must make sure we go there soon. I've even got a voucher to get in!!
LOVE the photos.

Susan said...

SO very cool what an awesome time it looks like you all had.Hay you have just the most amazing talent at capturing the right moment I love your photos just remember little old me when you are famous!!

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