Sunday, December 2, 2012

Our day at Kindergarten

On fine days, our family walks up to the local kindergarten, which is about a kilometre away.  Wellington is built over some major fault lines, and is very earthquake prone, so most of the houses are wooden to be able to bend in a quake.  Most of the houses in Wellington are built on hillsides, and some of them, like this one, even have private cable cars so that people and pets can easily get from the street to the front door.  You can see the rail running up the hill to the front of this house.  It isn't uncommon for houses to be more than one storey above or below the level of the road.

From our walk we could see out over Wellington Harbour.  We have had some very windy days, but today was clear and sunny.  If you look closely you might be able to see trains, cars and trucks, a cruise ship, a small ferry, and an aeroplane.  Wellington is a small city, but very busy.

The children at kindergarten were very friendly and excited to share their toys and games with us.  We built vehicles, swung in a barrel, drove the dump truck in the sand pit, slid down the slide, climbed the rope, swung on the monkey bars, and hammered nails.  So much fun!
Then the children looked up our blog, and they and the teachers talked about our latest adventures in Estonia.  We are so lucky to be able to meet so many friends and share our adventures.

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