Meeting Goldilocks and the Three Bears... and an elephant

And in typical steroid style - Bianca was constantly hungry on Saturday and Sunday. And even though we are technically done with steroids for the month, it does take a few days to get out of her system. So I've been enduring constant requests for food, snacks, water, food, snacks, and "some milk please". And of course each time I have to go up and down a flight of stairs, trying to open the baby gates, whilst balancing the snacks, food, milk or water with one hand and trying to prevent Caitlyn joining me on the stairs. So it's been a bit full on, but we can't complain because I'll take the hunger any day, but please just not the bad moods.

Saturday we didn't do much at all.

Sunday morning Terence left for Wellington (he'll update when he gets back) and Jody, Bianca, Caitlyn and I set off for Auckland zoo. We were quite early (a good thing as we managed to find parking close to the entrance) and so we just took a nice relaxing stroll looking at all the different animals. Of course every few minutes Bianca asked for food or a snack (and thank goodness I went armed with a bit of a supply). Then at 12:30 we went to the Old Elephant House for the CCF mid-winter bash and it was great fun, although quite crowded and we didn't really get to meet any of the families.

There was face painting and Bianca wanted to be a clown (which she then wiped off after a few minutes).

Bianca loved seeing all the different characters - Goldilocks and the 3 bears, a pirate, a pink panther and loads of people walking around with the cutest animal hand puppets.

And of course loads of goodies to eat, so both kids were thoroughly hyped up on sugar.

The absolute highlight was when they brought two elephants and all the children had a chance to feed the animals and touch them too. Bianca said "that was my favourite thing of all".

So a big big thank you to The Child Cancer Foundation, Auckland Zoo and everybody else for giving us such a special day. It was wonderful!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lea,
I'm really sorry that I didn't get to catch up with you properly. I was looking for you later to have a chat but you must have already gone. We spent about 40 minutes in the cafe waiting for our snack boxes and totally missed the elephants.
It was great seeing your 2 girls anyway. And I'm glad that you had a good time.
Take care,