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!