• 07May
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    On the ferry from the North Island to the South Island:

    Around Nelson (left), and hiking in the coastal region of Abel Tasman National Park (right) and following:



    Ferns – New Zealand’s national plant – in Abel Tasman:



    Kiwifruit growing near Motueka:

    Pancake Rocks in Paparoa National Park:



    Franz Josef Glacier in the southern Alps:


  • 22Apr
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    Huka Falls on the Waikato River flowing into Lake Taupo:

    Hanging out with the glow worm on a rainy morning!:

    Kiwi crossing!:

    Tongariro National Park – Mt. Ruapehu – The Lord of the Rings’ Mount Doom


    Lord of the Rings’ Mordor – the hike tired Amory out!




    Putangirua Pinnacles – Lord of the Rings’ ‘Paths of the Dead’:


    Wellington – walking around for the day (that’s the “BeeHive” on the right):

    Gollum at the WETA Cave:

    The “jumping pillow” at Wellington’s Top 10 Holiday Park!:

  • 02Apr
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    Nothing like eating to the beat to fill us up and put on weight! Amory gained only 3oz between his 4 month and 6 month checkups – but now he’s become an accomplished eater and is bulking up!
    Soundtrack by Toots and the Maytals, accompaniment by Elf.

  • 30Mar

    Our first morning. Amory chills on the picnic table in front of our ‘campa’.
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    Amory and mom at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds – the birthplace of New Zealand!
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    Cruising in the Bay of Islands – on the boat, Oliver eats lunch while walking Amory to sleep!, and ‘oyster catchers’ in action.
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    Amory’s first swim in the thermal pools at Matamata. He rocked his floaty surf suit – pruny feet and all!
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    Our visit to Hobbiton – the only remaining bit of the Lord of the Rings on-location set. Bag-End, the Party (“Patty”) Tree, Amory in the Shire’s Rest cafe and local sheep.
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    Amory takes in sunset at Lake Rotorua.
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    Amory and dad enjoying the ‘Maori experience’ at Rotorua’s Te Puia, and the three of us in Waitomo’s Glow-worm cave.
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  • 22Mar
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    Model and photographer:
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  • 11Dec
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  • 22Nov
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    Amory’s first car ride: at 2 weeks old…

    Too bad he ‘missed’ the whole thing!
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    And Amory’s first stroller ride… he missed this too!

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  • 07Nov
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  • 04Nov
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    All you need is a mirror!

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  • 14Oct

    Amory took his first road trip on Thanksgiving weekend to see the fall colours and Oma and Opa in Bancroft. He saw his first snowfall up there!

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