Wednesday, January 07, 2009
I'm still here...

That's right. I'm still here. Just a little busy over the Christmas and new year period but definitely still here.

So.. happy belated Christmas. I hope you had a good one. I sure did!

As usual we spent Christmas eve with Chris' folks. For dinner, my contributions were roast pork and potato bake.

It was not till we looked at last year's photos that we realised that I contributed the same dishes to last year's Christmas eve dinner! Could this be the start of a tradition?

This was Alex's dinner. He had pan fried chicken drummettes, hand cut chips and some potato bake. I can just hear some of you asking yourself about his high carb diet. He refuses to eat salad and that was the only vegetables we had that night. I did offer him some, which, to his credit, he did try. He spat it out and proclaimed it "YUCKY!".

After dinner, we opened presents. Alex very quickly went from not knowing what to do with the wrapped packages to ripping them apart and asking for "An one" (another one).

Here he is, surrounded by his haul of presents:

He loved the kitchen Chris' family bought for him. The apron and kitchen utensils Emily gave him came in handy too. He wears the apron every time he plays in his kitchen. I think it is a good sign that he has not tired of it yet and he runs to it as soon as we get to my in-laws' house.

Amidst all of that I even managed to get some knitting time in:

They are socks for a friend's child. I used some of my own hand-dyed wool. It's "Sock" in the Fern Gully colourway.

A few days after Christmas, Alex and I caught up with some of the mums and bubs from an online mothers' group I frequent. All the "babies" were born in January 07 and it is astounding to see how much they have all grown. He had a great time playing in the sand and water, climbing on everything, and just getting hot and dirty.

He did remember to stop for a snack.. but not for very long.

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