This Christmas has been hard or me. I love to shop, not usually buy, the days before Christmas. I finally was able to go to a couple of stores. But not like usual, was worn out.
I got to Kim and Lakins in the late afternoon., Christmas eve. Savannah and Christopher came to the car to help take packages in. Of course Christopher grabbed the ones wrapped in thomas the train and spiderman paper. Savannah took the princess wrapped gifts and some of the other ones. She kept looking for a large box That her twin doll was in. No BIG box. She never said anything but I got that disappointed look.. (more about that later.)
At dusk, kids in their new pjs, we went out to look at Christmas lights! Their cul de sac was lite up, three houses with lights stood out. We usually go to Nollensille to see the house that has beautiful lights that are set to music. Christopher didn't want to leave that house. But we found many more. Both kids looked for lights on 'their side' We stopped for drinks at Sonic. Then to more lights. Savannah finally fell asleep but Christopher kept looking. Finally he said that we should go home so Santa could come to 'our house'
On the way to Lakin's we stopped at my house to pick up the package delivered that evening - the My Twin Doll. No package. checked all around the house, checked the neighbors. NO doll. Kim checked the tracking and it said it had been delivered at 6pm. Finally double checked and found it had been delivered to their house not mine. WHEW!! We went to their house and it was on the porch. YEA.. Savannah was asleep and missed all this drama. Lakin grabbed it and took it in the house, while we got the kids out of the car. Savannah got in the house and curled up on the couch - back to sleep. Christopher was still going strong, said he would never go to sleep. Had Family prayer, Lakin took them into the bedroom, read to them and told them it was nite nite time. Christopher said he would not go to sleep. 20 minutes later both kids were out like a light.
ime to get the Santa stuff out. Savannah wanted a Pink Beebe gun and Christopher two Hot Wheel sets. After much squealing and jumping around, Savannah picked up her pink gun. She and daddy read the rules and direction for handling & firing the gun. AND where it would be kept - in the gun safe with mom and dads guns. Savannah got clothes, overnight luggage, an outfit for her American Girl doll, books and videos. She finally found the big box with her twin doll.(it was hid behind other bags. She hugged and hugged it. She knew she was getting it as she had picked out the outfit. She says it looks like her but the face is too full. Of course it is a 23 inch and all round bigger doll than the 18 inch American Girl dolls.
Christopher was more excited this year, More into Christmas. He got a Red Rider Beebe gun, the new Thomas the train set, some Spiderman stuff, Books, videos, pjs and some clothes.
Nana Claus didn't get them as much as usual, wasn't up to shopping. But the gkids didn't seem to notice and appreciated what they got. I got hugs and kisses for both their cards and gifts.
The Bishop had come by the week before to see if there was anything they needed for the kids. Lakin explained they had enough toys but needed some Church clothes. (both kids had out grown their church clothes in the preceding month) So Kim went shopping with the money from the church and got Savannah got 2 new dresses for church and Christopher got pants, vest, shirt and tie. Christopher said the clothes were for him to wear to church.
Kim, Lakin and I got a few little things. They got a metal family tree that hangs on the wall to hang small frames with pictures. I had run out of ideas and time to get their present.. So gave them money which went toward a Samsung tablet. The Tablet is not just for them but will be used to help Savannah with her school work. The thought is that the tablet will help her concentration on a single lesson at a time. They are looking to get a cheap tablet for her to use at school.
Lakin took the kids to Dollar General to Christmas shop. Savannah got me the slippers that you put in the microwave to warm them. She said Nana needed them to keep her feet warm.. Christopher got me a Santa in camafluge suit and orange vest.. He said that Nana needed it for her Santas. I told Lakin it looked more like his dad than Santa. We got a big laugh out of that. They also got something for mom and dad but I don't remember what. They both were as excited to give me my gifts and getting their own. They are both caring and loving grandkids.