Our weekend was pretty fab. The weather was crazy, but there was no way it was going to dampen our spirits. This year and birthday deserved celebrating. We decided WE were worth celebrating.
His birthday weekend and I get flowers?? What's with that?? I no complain tho :-)
So we started with cake. Butter cake with Vanilla frosting and Mark's recent hobby of working out attempted to be conveyed on top. It tasted gooooooood though.
See where those girls get their cheesy grins?!!!!!
Sunday morning we drove to Devonport to catch the ferry (on the windiest and wettest day of the month it seemed LOL).
We discovered the most amazing little shops in the terminal building. Completely hidden away. An awesome find!
A second hand book lovers heaven.
The crossing over was pretty calm with only a light drizzle.
The girls were a mix of nerves and excitement.
Phoebe looking for "fishies"
Our destination; Auckland Viaduct.
Mark and girls watching the boat being backed in and parked at the approaching dock.
The kids were desperate to take their own photos.
And an addition for the Christmas wish list so I discover when going through their shots. LOL. Gorgeous!! (Must check the Lotto ticket)
See! I did attend this outing!!!
This pic reminds me of some corny broadway musical....
Pounding the city pavements. Walking to the Grand Harbour Restaurant for a Yum Cha lunch!!
All challenges attempted with gusto, including eating ice-cream balls with chopsticks. Go Phoebe!!
We got out of the city just in time. The wind and rain REALLY set in on the homeward bound crossing.
In fact as we stepped off the boat and leapt into the car the wind turned into a gale and the rain was in sheets.
What's a bit of wind and water when you're happy.
It made us all laugh.
The weekend was completed with hot drinks and toasted sandwiches.