The annual Christmas party with Eric’s extended family.

No, I did not get a dinosaur as a present. But the little cousin next to me did.

The little cousins are now old enough to play with Adrian, mostly chasing games and hide-and-seek. (They’re at the stage where they hide under a table, with their legs sticking out, and shout “I’m here!” as soon as the seeker finishes counting.) Adrian also plays with Ingrid and with the older cousin who’s a year older than her, but separately: those two mostly aren’t that interested in the small ones. So Adrian is sort of a bridge between the two age groups. And the oldest cousin is no longer a child and doesn’t play with anyone; she drinks coffee with the adults instead.