For the first time in nearly ten years, all my cousins made it to Grandma and Granddad’s house for our boxing day Christmas celebration.
For me, the sweetest thing was seeing the two little ones bumbling around.
Though dessert was pretty good too!
(The little ones agreed.)
Last year was so nice that we did it all again.
My Grandparents came up for morning tea.
Felix helped sweep the leaves
while the rest of us put salads together and set the table.
After lunch the kids escaped for bubbles on the deck.
One of Felix’s favourite activities is to ‘make’ us a cup of tea – he puts the teabag in the cup and tells us when to add the milk. So it’s not surprising that this tea set from my Mum was one of his favourite presents.
It didn’t actually come with a teapot so Mum improvised with a little one she found in the cupboard. The lid kept falling off and we were worried it would break so we hid it away and told Felix it was sleeping. Not to be dissuaded, he spent most of the day looking around hopefully, saying ‘lid sleeping?’ Yesterday we relented and gave it back, and today he was playing happily with it when he decided that probably the lid would be tired by now so he ran off to put it to bed.
Felix and Mala take a much needed break after the excitement of opening all the presents.
Happy Christmas, one and all! Felix has certainly been getting into the spirit.
We’ve left behind snow and winter coats and landed in Australia. Felix is having a ball hanging out with my parents and brother, visiting my grandparents and exploring the neighbourhood, but possibly his favourite thing so far is the duck pond.
He finds the ducks chomping up the bits of bread he throws them utterly hilarious.
I just had to share our last couple of photos of the world we’ve left…
Last weekend Felix had such a nice time taking over my kitchen.
I think the cinnamon was his favourite bit.
He then enjoyed the fruit of his labours with one of his best friends. A little man after my own heart.