Last week Hannah turned ten years old and as part of her birthday festivities, we spent the previous weekend in Taupo with some of our family and friends.
We left home Friday evening after swimming and work, and it's about a 2 1/2 hour drive north. We were treated to a gorgeous sunset as we were heading into Napier.
For this weekend away, we stayed at Taupo's Debretts Resort and Spa where there's accommodation, hot pools, a spa, cafe and fun activities for the kids including a huge bouncy pad.
We hit the pools straight away, good to have a soak at the end of a long day.
The next morning after breakfast and another swim at the pools, it was time for us to head into town to check out the Saturday morning markets and a wander around the shops. It was a fairly bleak day, grey and cold and the lake was as flat as a pancake!
Glenn and Jess decided to try their luck at the Hole in One platform, no joy though ha ha.
Then it was back to the Resort for the rest of the day, making the most of all the facilities.
This is the little bungalow we stayed in, very cozy.
Looking down at the hot pools and hydroslides.
Donna made Hannah a cake - the kids were very impressed and believe it not it is made out of rice bubbles, the breakfast cereal.
After another swim early Sunday morning it was time for us to pack up and head home.
It was a glorious day in Napier, sunny and warm so we stopped at our favourite place in Ahuriri to have an ice cream by the sea.
On Monday morning, Hannah was up bright and early to open a few special pressies and then it was off to school for the day.
We had a lovely dinner with Hannah's grandparents, cousins, aunty and uncles:
Followed by birthday cake -
I still can't believe that Hannah is now 10! My youngest niece Sally also celebrated her birthday last week, her birthday is the day after Hannah's and she is now seven. Gosh the years go by fast!
See you soon xx