Sunday, December 24, 2006

Kate Gets to Know the Cousins; Christmas at Chris & Fiona's










Kate's cousins James, Patrick and Lizzie flew in from South Africa, via NYC (where they had been staying for a few days).

They arrived late Friday and here Kate and James and Pat are mesmerized by Baby Einstein. Nicki's brother Michael holds Lizzie as they watch as well. Michael's wife Belinda is here and she's holding Lizzie at the Christmas party in Poway.

Nicki's brother Andy somehow escaped foggy London and made it here late Friday night as well and got his first opportunity to be with Kate on Saturday.

So yesterday we caravaned down to Poway and the cousins Chris & Fiona for the family Christmas Party...it was a terrific success with great food, for certain, but even better was the chance for all the family to get together (including the S. Africans who are now living here and the ones visiting).

We had a great time, and Kate was the Eveready Bunny Rabbit -- she kept going and going and didn't stop until she got into the car and crashed on the way home.

I think that's going to be the norm during the holidays...there's so much excitement for her with the cousins and the holiday buzz that I think it will be hard to keep her on any type of regular schedule...

It's been amazing watching Kate bond with her cousins.

2 Comments:

Blogger Peggy Gero DaValt said...

I am TRULY amazed at how big Michael and Belinda's children have grown since your wedding. WOW.

It looks like you have quite a festive time at your place and in California.

Kate seemed to be enjoying herself.

Merry Christmas to you all (belatedly).

Peggy :)

1:43 PM  
Blogger Bethani lynne said...

looks like you all had a great time this year. it is special to get together with family during the holidays!

7:35 PM  

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