Sitting out on the lawn, Celia, Rina and I watched little Liam crawl on the back veranda. When he got to close the the edge of the top step, three experienced grannies shot up towards the child where Rina scooped him up !
Liam, at 11 months, is so inquisitive and takes several tumble a day because of this!
Under the shady trees, Lourie and Leonard (Amanda's BIL) were making a lamb potjie. You can read about this traditionally South African way of cooking and outdoor entertaining here
Leonard adds mushrooms to the potjie while Lourie holds the hot lid off
Amanda's sister, Ilse took a family photo
(My SIL Celia says you never see Jo in a photo; I wonder why? LOL!)
Some "real" critters for this post!
We ladies had to keep moving from an anthole on the lawn (yes, this is lawn - so very, very dry in Marquard)
Granddad Grant and Liam had a game while the little boy sat on his dad's shoulders
Joel and Abby play with the string of lights on the children's table
Amanda had delicious breads to accompany the potjiekos
There was an sparagus quiche which Celia made especially for me
As all skywatch enthusiasts and fellow moonwatchers will know, it was full moon on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning. The first full moon in 38 years to fall on Christmas. It won't occur until 2034, so I made good use of this unique opportunity in case I don't see it again!
I hope you all enjoyed my post of Christmas Critters: bread, potfood, ants, children and a full moon!
I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here