We went over to Will's parents' house at around 6 for dinner, and opened our gifts that evening because Will had to work from 8-3:30 the next day. We both got some clothes, Will got a soldering iron and I got a necklace with scissors on it (that one made me laugh, I can't help but wonder where you would find one of those), some dishes and a few other things, but the most exciting thing we got...was Will's Wii back, and the Wii Fit!! It gets very good use around here. I'll say now that the Wii Fit is one video game (if you can call it that?) that I don't mind at all if Will plays a lot, hahah!! On Christmas morning, we all woke up at 6 and got our stockings, ate a small breakfast and then everyone else opened the rest of their presents. Will left at 7:20 and called at 8:40 - they let him go home early because no one was calling in! So that was a VERY nice surprise.
For Will, I did a "12 Days of Christmas" thing for him, starting on the 14th and ending on Christmas. I wrote 12 poems to go with each day, explaining the gifts. I had a hard time deciding whether to post this or not because it's awfully goofy, but maybe someone will enjoy it...
I tried to catch that partridge bird,
But higher and higher she flew.
Then I found this handy tool,
Hope it works to get her down for you! (Bouncy ball)
I looked up and down at every store,
I couldn't find them, such a chore.
Turtledoves are so small and rare
That I had to improvise, I hope you don't care. (Turtles and Dove chocolates)
Flying to France took quite a while,
To find those French hens, just to see you smile.
But when I got home I was starving, it's true,
I can only hope that you're hungry too. (Chicken pot pie)
The four calling birds flew to my window,
They were quick and soon had to go
But they sang to me these songs just for you
Flew away and they were gone (Christmas CD)
The cost of gold rises every day,
Not to mention so many other things we must pay.
And what would you do with those pointless things?
So instead I got you these delicious rings. (Donuts)
The geese-a-laying already flew south,
But left a gift for you - or rather, your mouth.
These are quite unique as you can see,
Chocolate eggs for you and me! (Melted white chocolate with an M&M in the middle)
The swans are swimming and having such fun,
But soon winter comes and they have to be done.
Their feet get so cold, they can't swim in a storm,
So here are some socks, to at least keep your feet warm. (Socks)
I found the eight maids-a-milking in Belgium,
But they were too busy, and couldn't come.
They gave me this as in despair I wiped my brow,
I guess they must have been milking brown cows? (Hot chocolate mix)
You'd love to go dancing and learn from 9 ladies,
And take out your wife in the new Mercedes.
But working all day, now you feel like a mess,
Here's something to wear so you look your best. (Tie)
I discovered the lords the other day,
Leaping and bouncing and hopping away.
When all of a sudden, I had a thought,
They leaped to the stars, and for you, this they brought. (Starbursts)
I called 411 to ask, really I pled,
To book the 11 pipers for piping.
They heard me wrong and sent instead,
To my dismay, 11 rolls for wiping. (11 rolls of toilet paper)
I found the drummers drumming booked 12 years in advance,
Begging and pleading didn't earn me a glance.
But as they drove off, they threw this my way,
And I filled it with things for you on this the twelfth day. (Small drum filled with kisses, hugs and 50 reasons why I love him)