Abel’s First Christmas

The Harrison's

Happy Christmas from the Harrison’s and it’s a special one this year as it’s Abel’s first Christmas, however unfortunately he was unlucky enough to pick up a bad cough and cold so he’s been a little under the weather. Still it’s not stopped him completely and he certainly enjoyed all the attention from his Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. πŸ™‚

Abel very happy walking around

He’s especially happy when either stuffing his little chops or walking around, although I think we prefer walking around with him as it’s definitely less messy than the early weaning stage we’re going through at the moment!

One spoon just isn't enough for eating porridge

Clearly our boy has decided that just one spoon at dinner time isn’t enough and we have to use two, one for him to feed himself and the second for us to shovel new loads of food onto. πŸ˜‰

Ah, the joys of parenthood…. Happy Christmas from all of us.

Christmas Weekend

Christmas Abel

Pheebs, Abel and I had our first Christmas open house at the weekend where we invited our friends and family to drop in for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. We were extremely pleased at the number of folks who dropped in and it was certainly a great way to catch up with everyone. We think this might turn into a regular yearly event but perhaps we’ll make less cakes and biscuits next time otherwise we’ll have too much leftover……

A big thanks to our friends and family who make the effort to attend! πŸ™‚

Abel’s first swim

Abel's first swim

Abel had his first swimming lesson today which he appeared to enjoy. He also had his first underwater swim/dunking which didn’t seem to bother him too much. Hopefully he’ll follow his father in enjoying being under the water rather on top of it! πŸ™‚

First dunking

A Weekend in Rye

The Harrison Clan

Pheebs, Abel and I escaped for a long weekend in Rye near the Harbour but did stop off on-route for a surprise visit to see Jim, Shireen and Veronica which I had no idea about. The cottage itself was very pleasant but in a little bit of a strange location. Still, it was very close to the beach and we did enjoy wandering around the vast empty beach with the sun shinning.

Empty Beach

We also managed to meet up with Ike, Sofie and little Vinnie which was cool as we’d not seem them for a little while.

Ike, Sofie and Vinnie

Glad we managed to have a nice family weekend and meet up with a couple of old friends. We’ll just have to ensure we don’t leave it too long next time.