Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Nearly 8 months old - christening

The latest excitement was Marcus's christening. Bill and Felicity came down again from Canberra, and Elf's cousin Ashley came over from Melbourne to be godfather. Marcus performed impeccably in church. The service was fairly long, (there was an astonishing amount of incense, bowing and ringing of little bells) but he was very well behaved, and sensible went to sleep once he was safely within the Christian fold. He wore a christening gown that has been in Felicity's family for 127 (I think) years.
After the service everyone came back to our house for a nice babies 'n' champagne party. We had about 40 people including 15 babies and toddlers. I have to thank Ashley for his superhuman efforts cleaning up around the house & garden - we have named the patio the A.P. Banks Recreation Area in his honour.
Marcus is sleeping in 8 hour chunks now - often goes to sleep at 7 or 8 and doesnt wake until 4 or 5. Its not quite sleeping through the night but its a great improvement. He is having 3 solid meals a day, and we're pretty sure that's why he's not waking up as much. Almost all his food is home-made, and Elf is doing a fantastic job keeping the supplies of mushy stuff coming.
In other news: we have a brand new tabby kitten named Hatty/Harriet. I keep forgetting her name and calling her Betty. Gizmo is a little offside but not as badly as when Claude arrived a couple of years ago.

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