Christmas day – our first Christmas with Andres! I think Leanne was more excited than he was … but then he is only just over 14 months old.
My sister drove my parents and grandma up from Murray Bridge for lunch at Leanne’s parents’ place – so it was nice to have both families here to spend time with us and Andres. We missed Leanne’s sister and brother-in-law who had to stay in Sydney this year – they are in the middle of renovating their house and it’s not really in a state to be left unattended at the moment.
Andres loved his presents – he seemed especially taken with the music bag we bought for him from Gymbaroo which consists mostly of percussion instruments such as rhythm sticks, maracas, castanets, egg shakers, and a triangle. He has used many of these at Gymbaroo already, so he knew exactly what to do with them and was making noise in no time. He seems to have pretty good rhythm with the egg shakers especially – we are hoping he will have some natural musical talent.
In the evening after Andres had gone to bed, Leanne and I went for a walk looking at the Christmas lights in the area and enjoying the cooler air – and also helping to digest our Christmas meals!