Over the Easter break I caught up with family and met my nephew Elliot for the first time.
Here he is on Friday with his mother:
With me (not looking very happy on the right, but that’s transient):
And with Mum and Dad respectively:
Playing on the swing:
And on the dolomite pile — there’s more to this than the photographs capture; on Mum’s suggestion I carved steps using gardening utensils, then helped Elke to climb up and slide down:
I took some photos of the lunar eclipse on Saturday night, but they’re not worth sharing.
On Sunday we all got together for a barbeque by the sea. The weather was unfortunate but the company made up for it, with over a dozen of my relatives present. Here’s Elke eating a chocolate Easter egg:
And more pictures of Elliot being hugged by my Auntie Helen:
While we were there we tried an activity in which blown and hard-boiled eggs were rolled in paint, after which we added more decorations to the three blown eggs to create a mobile for Elliot.
Our final get-together was on Tuesday, when several of us met for morning tea at a coffee shop in Ardrossan, and I made Elke a plasticine dog that lasted long enough for her to play with it and point out the ears and nose — an excellent memory on which to end a holiday. From there, Darryl and Helen drove me back to Adelaide.