Yesterday was Anzac Day, which is a public holiday here in Australia and my beautiful new niece was born at 9.47am. My brother and his partner haven’t decided on a name for her yet, and are calling her their ‘Little Anzac Cookie’ for the time being. I think the name Cookie might stick. I can’t wait to hold her for the first time.
In the afternoon we went to see the Collingwood-Essendon football match at the MCG. It was a sell out game and we were in the third from last row, right up in the nose-bleed section - but the view was still good. The weather was perfect for it, and I am glad we were in the shade as it got quite warm in the middle of the day.
My sister brought my nephew Xavier with her but he didn’t have a seat of his own so the four of us shared caring for him during the game. But as Paul is the current favourite, Xavier sat on his lap for three quarters. I am sure Paul didn’t mind, but there were times when the game was getting tense and Xavier was making it just a little difficult for him to see what was going on.
There were a couple of men behind us who were extremely loud and Xavier found their yelling very fascinating. He spent most of the first quarter just watching them.