Last week the family took a road trip up North to Kerikeri. While the main reason was for a special appointment for one of our kids, we made sure we made the most of the location with a picnic by the riverside and a quick trip to check out the Stone Store, New Zealand's oldest stone building!
So much awesome history up in this part of New Zealand - and I must say, the Stone Store had a pretty awesome selection of Kiwiana goodies for sale.
I made sure the family were forced to have a few photos together - I honestly can't believe how quickly they are all growing up!
My proof: Here's a pic of Symon and the 3 eldest when we visited Kerikeri 9 years ago (in 2005) - it just feels like this trip was just the other day! (p.s. we have visited there since by the way).
And look at them all now - along with the addition of number 4!!
Anyway, love my homeland, and loving my family (even if there were a few grizzles, fighting in the car on the way home and tears shed over minor issues like "he's looking at me").
*Due to my laziness, I didn't bother to take my proper camera on this road trip, so photos are courtesy of my mobile phone