Thursday, April 16, 2009


Just back from a few days in Taupo. What amazing weather for this time of year.

Mr 8 is no longer. He turned 9 while we were away. We went to Rotorua for his birthday and he chose to visit the Paradise Valley Springs wildlife and trout park. Oh it also has lions. Mr 9 took a gazillion photos (with my Canon). The story behind the one of DH and I below took my fancy. DH was over posing for photos. So Mr 9 pipes up "Come on Dad. Show some passion!" A fashion photographer in the making?

On our last day in Taupo DH took the kids on the lake trout fishing with some friends from Wellington. Between 5 of them they landed 10 trout. 6 were keepers. Kids pretty excited about catching such big ones. But note how Miss 13 refused to actually touch it!


angel gurl said...

out of the mouths of babes.....he has a way with words. Looks like you had a great break away. I am with Miss 13, ewww at touching fish lol.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I live right behind Paradise Valley Springs :)
Looked like a great break!

Penny said...

mmm passionate! :)

Tracy said...

Snap we just been for a holiday in Taupo last week ourselves and DH took the kids trout fishing too! It sure was a georgous down there, loving your funky hat too btw!

Lara said...

love the fishing :-)
love the story behind the photo too...maybe a fashion photographer!