Lonnie had work in Napier the week before Christmas. He was going to be gone for five days so we decided to go along with him. We did the same thing two years before, while I was pregnant with Trent. http://rustedsun.blogspot.co.nz/2010_12_19_archive.html
The sky was clear when we stopped at Lake Taupo so the kids could get out and run around.
The weather was beautiful, hot and dry in Napier. It is such a pretty city (more like a town) with beautiful parks along the waterfront and a walkable city centre, which was especially nice because Lonnie had the car all day while working. Trent and I had the pram and Max and Maya had their bikes which they put to good use.
When we were out walking one day Max and Maya came across the Ska8 Zone and immediately dropped their bikes and ran in thinking it was a playground. After I was able to chase them down they asked if they could ride their bikes on the ramps. I was surprised when I was told yes and even more surprised at how quickly their confidence grew.
It is a bit hard to see, but Max rides past first (in a red shirt) then Maya (in blue polkadots).