This little boy had a wonderful day yesterday. It started off waking up in Mom and Dad's room because a sleep over is a tradition on Christmas Eve at our house. That way we won't bother Santa when he comes with presents. He waited patiently til 9:00 for the older kids to wake up and then walked into the family room to find a kitchen, his stocking and a yellow blender with green on top and a red button. Yes, it had to be that specific one. The kitchen was almost a Christmas disaster as it was missing half the directions when Santa's Elves tried to put it together on Christmas Eve. So a helper had to download new directions, which weren't quite the same or in the same order. It took thee Elves, with multiple degrees in education, to get this baby together and advert a Christmas disaster. There was quite a bit of swearing and laughing too as three adults had to contort themselves to hold pieces together to be screwed in place. It is a lot smaller than I expected but it works and this little one has been very, very busy cooking and making smoothies.
He also got a camera from my friend Lynda in North Carolina. A very, very simple one. Yesterday he too 168 photos all of which were very interesting. He has it figured out even though it is really for a right handed person and his right hand doesn't work all that well. It is so great to see his perspective, all the photos are taken from interesting angles.
He got remote control cars, pots and pans, dishes, food, two different buses and so much more. We had recently passed on toys that he had grown out of so there was plenty of room in his room to add all of his new things. He has been very busy!
This was our first Christmas with Hank and Bear. They had a wonderful time and got lots of things to chew on. Yet they still seemed to get the little gnome out of my son's girlfriends stocking and rip it to shreds. The poor little guy never stood a chance. Luckily Santa had another one that quickly replaced this one.
Today is quieter, not quiet, but quieter. I got my husband and Amazon Echo Show for Christmas so as I am cleaning up and organizing here and there I can listen to music, and of course I can hear Little Buddy asking Alexa all sorts of questions. "Show me a picture of a high speed elevator. What sound does a broken elevator make?" Poor Alexa, she has no idea what to say to these types of questions. So we often resort to, "Alexa, tell me a knock knock joke!"
I am back to work tomorrow and I have to say I am not ready. I feel a bit mad as I have been ill most of my six days off. I feel cheated somehow, but that is life isn't it? At least I am well enough to go back tomorrow. My oldest is working today, Mr. 21 and his girlfriend have headed back to Orlando. She will work a few days and fly off to see her family in Indiana for a week. Mr. 21 comes back on Friday for a day or two before he heads out on a cruise to celebrate his best friend's 21st birthday with his family. Oh, to be young again!
This lovely rocking sheep was a gift from Lynda in North Carolina. She said she is doing everything I like to do, rock and knit with my reading glasses on, so true!
I hope you all had a wonderful day. For those of you recovering from sudden surgery or who have had some issues and are in the hospital, I want you to know I am thinking of you. You know who you are and I am sending you healing thoughts. Have a peaceful day my friends.