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."
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!