I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We did - Ali was so excited and since it's the 4th Christmas we've spent in this house it feels like we're starting to build some family traditions... a tray of mangos and a big bunch of Christmas bush, and our stockings (with one extra this year, for Miss Milla). This year there were also some things we tried for the first time, like a children's concert at the Opera House on Christmas Eve, putting out snacks for Santa and the reindeer, and reading Christmas story books (my favourite is this one, because of the gorgeous Rob Ryan illustrations, but Ali prefers the Grinch). It was so exciting to see Ali's face on Christmas morning when he came downstairs to find the snacks gone, the longed-for Buzz waiting for him, and presents under the tree, and then we spent the rest of the day catching up with the extended family. Now we're taking some time to be quiet, to play with new toys, reflect on the year and enjoy some time as a family of four.