Had a wonderful Christmas. Started the morning with coffee, blue berry muffins and presents. Santa gave the kids Nintendo Gameboy Advanced SP machines. Each got their own game but of course one game — Crash Bandicoot — is more popular. So they take turns playing that game.
We opened presents, played with our toys and finished the blueberry muffins. Then we watched the movie The Santa Clause. Fun movie. Fun time sitting with the family enjoying time together.
We sat down to the traditional Christmas dinner (turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, rolls), just the four of us. With the long separation that is coming it was nice to just be family. We sat around playing with our toys some more. We had pumpkin pie with birthday candles and sang Happy Birthday to Yoshi and Jesus.
Eventually we gathered around the TV again for The Santa Clause 2. As is the case with most sequels, The Santa Clause 2 was not as good as the first movie but it was still fun. After Miyuki and Yoshi got ready for bed we went up stairs and I read the Christmas story to the kids from Da Jesus Book, a Hawaiian pidgin translation of the new testament. It was an interesting challenge. Miyuki seemed to enjoy the story more than Yoshi did.
It will be nearing the holiday season when I get back from the gulf if everything goes according to schedule. I’m looking forward to next Christmas.