Sunday, December 25

A Partridge in a Pear Tree



Tucking Ruthie into her little bed, Mama whispered, "The folk shall have their Christmas tree, and you shall be the heavenly angel this year."

Ruthie fell fast asleep, but Mama sat long by the firelight sewing as fast as her nimble fingers could move."

Gloria Houston


Christ is Born!  Glorify Him!
Alas, I didn't take many photographs today.  The children opened their stockings before Liturgy, and after church, we all worked together to lay a tasty spread of snacks to enjoy together while we opened gifts.  The big hits of the day were Kapla blocks (which I have always dismissed as being too simplistic, but after the children had a chance to play with them on two different occasions, I decided to take the plunge and we are all thrilled) and some Guidecraft dolly furniture (a cradle and highchair).  The rest of our day was pretty low key with dinner with relatives and Vespers.  Now that the dishes are tidied up, Father John and I are watching a few episodes of Netflix's Medici show with our feet up.  Christmas Day always seems to go so quickly and is a great deal of work for the mama in the family.  Thankfully there are still 11 more days of Christmas to enjoy!


Lucy said...

Merry Christmas! Your day looks and sounds beautiful. I really enjoyed the Medici series but it opened up yet another new obsession about medieval banking for me!

author said...

Merry Christmas! I enjoy your lovely blog! I am wondering: Do you choose and purchase your own stocking gifts? Do you and your husband exchange gifts?

elizabeth said...

so pretty!!! have a wonderful 12 days of Christmas!!!

MamaBirdEmma said...

Hello, Author! I have chosen my stocking gifts for nearly our whole marriage. It is not something that my husband really has time to do and I would feel left out if everyone had one and I didn't and he would feel badly if I had an empty one. So I stuff it with things that I really like and everyone is happy on Christmas morn. As for gifts, we do different things. This year we got a joint gift for the house!

author said...

Thanks for answering my question. I was thinking that if your husband chose those gifts, he really did a fantastic job! It's nice to be able to splurge on yourself and get what you really want!

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