The house looked so homey, with tree trimmings, warm fire and the wealth of love surrounding our home. Rialey received a letter from Santa on Friday and he was so excited! Now this made two contacts from Santa, one was the Santa video message. He asked to go to sleep early. After a hot bath, he was ready to rumble in bed. I left the light on so he wouldn't get frightened. Later, he asked me to turn it off as long as I stayed up stairs. He is afraid of the dark, much like I was when I was little. Funny how we never forget something like being afraid of the dark. With his little eyes heavy with sleep, he kissed me one more time and soon he was sound asleep.
Layla was downstairs putting presents under the tree while talking on her phone. I don't know how they do it, but hey, she's a teenagers and they seem to be able to do just about anything. She dyed her hair a lighter blue, which still matches her work uniform. I call her my little smurfette. I was so happy she was home for Christmas. I really miss her living with us. She's only 17 and she should be home instead of having to worrying about rent, food etc. Later that evening, she hugged me so tight, just like she used to many years ago. She kept this up for a while then gave me a little neck and back rub. I hugged her again so much. I love this little girl so much. She didn't know that an i-Pod touch was under the tree. That secret would be discovered tomorrow on Christmas.
I stayed up late, wrapping gifts and finally went to bed in Rialey's bed, while the two kids slept in my bed. I couldn't sleep very well because I was too excited about the kids waking up to open their presents. The morning didn't disappoint me. Rialey and Layla were ripping presents open and one by one, their surprised looked said it all - WOW. Layla opened up lots of presents for her kitchen and she commented," well, I guess that's what you get when you grow up". I said yep! As she got more and more into her presents, she started getting games and a new DS with a Zelda game and a PAC Man game. She wanted a DS so bad. But when she opened her i-Pod Touch, her face lite up like a light bulb.
Rialey got a video car and a secret agent video watch and two helicopters that are remote controlled and they work! His favourite toy of all was Pig Goes Pop! We played that most of the day. For some reason, the belly of the pig getting fatter as you feed it burgers was so fun for him. I am so pleased he sent Santa that letter last Sunday asking for Pig goes Pop.
The Sunday dinner turkey was started before we went to church. The kids were great and I was so proud of them wanting to go to church with me on this Blessed day. After we came home, Layla took the car to her friend Lilly's house. They both Layla and Lilly came back for Christmas dinner. My daughter and her spouse came over as well. My nephew, Howie, who lives in the US, called and was very sad and lonely this Christmas. He said it was his first Christmas alone. My ex came over as well and enjoyed opening presents the kids got him and they opening presents from him.
The dinner was wonderful and delicious. I forgot to put out the cranberry sauce but it was delicious anyway. I also forgot to offer anyone apple pie but Rialey made up for that loss later. He loves apple pie for sure. Layla borrowed my car and drove to Truro, to see her father. Lilly and Rialey went with her. I called later and they were enjoying another Christmas with presents. WOW kids from single parents can really clean up at holidays. After saying our good nights, I hung up and called my nephew.
Howie wants to go to Helsinki to see a love of his. His problem is that work is scarce and he isn't working as much as he needs. I wish I had an answer for him but I told him to pray for a way. It always helps me and it works too. I will see what types of cheap travel fares I can come up with for him. Maybe there's a miracle out there for him.
I finished the night watching the Nativity and it was awesome! I then watched The Gospel of John. I love Christmas and the meaning it brings to us, as it was meant to be.Thanks for sharing my Christmas day. I hope your day was great for you as well. Remember, to give and share with others for that might one day be returned to you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Debbie and family.
t looked so homey.