Last weekend we ventured out to the Botanical Gardens for the Buk Bilong Pikinini Teddy Bears Picnic. Buk Bilong Pikinini (Childrens Library) only started a few years ago and is doing amazing work delivering literacy to kids here in PNG. The Teddy Bears picnic is a fundraiser, and a great (all be it hot and humid) day out with the kids starting at 9:30 in the morning and finishing before we cook at 1:00pm. The heat and humidity in the Botanical Gardens is something else…
We took Jono, V and Talia along as it was Talia’s 2nd birhday the other week, and of course a lot of people we know; including the newly arrived AJ and Kye (with family) and Dan and Amira (with kids) both of which contacted Jacinta and myself through our blogs. And of course Jenny and Adam with thier tribe, with a number of other regulars there too.
Talia had never been to the Gardens, so she exhausted herself very quickly, it was so nice to see Xaria and Talia both playing so well together, there is only a month between them 🙂
Tomorrow we are off to the Kiwi Club Waitangi Day Hangi, which was meant to be on Waitangi Day, but was rained off. If you ever want to go to Kiwi Club events, get in quick they sell out REAL fast. We are lucky as the VP of the club Leonie lives in the same compound as us, and of course, we are Kiwi Club members 🙂 So tomorrow, we will satisfy Jacinta’s Hangi cravings, I will be put to work carving meat, and then I’ll try and take as many photos as I can.
In just 3 short weeks, we will be having our first ever proper family holiday. And I do mean first ever…. We have always done the couple of days away, or stayed with whanau, but this time its 2 weeks onthe Gold Coast! yay! We can’t get away from the whanau thing though, with most of Jacinta’s family coming too, but what the hell, more the merrier eh… and JB and myself might be able to sneak off to hit the Gold Coast night clubs.. yeah right.
I did take some photos of us at the Botanical Gardens, here is a fine selection 🙂