Phaedra-Parks-Apollo-Nida-and-sons-Ayden-and-Dylan*She may have said she was going to bring her two sons to visit their father Apollo Nida for Christmas at his Kentucky prison,  however a quiet day at home eventually won out for Phaedra Parks.

An insider told that Parks and her sons Ayden, 4, and Dylan, 18 months spent the holiday at her home in Atlanta instead of trekking to see Nida.

“It was very quiet, immediate family only” the insider said. “The entire day was devoted to the boys, and they had a great time. Everything Phaedra does is for the boys, and she didn’t want any of the drama of the past year to impact their Christmas.”

Nida is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence in Lexington, Kentucky. and pay nearly $2 million in restitution after pleading guilty in May to bank fraud and identity theft.

Regarding the Christmas visit, the insider mentioned that it “logistically just didn’t work out,”

“But Apollo did talk to the boys on the telephone on Christmas day,” the insider said.

Despite the not seeing the kids face to face, Nida is able to speak to them whenever he wants to talk.

“Phaedra lets the boys talk with their father anytime and every time he calls,” Parks’ rep Steve Honig previously shared with Radar. “Phaedra also has the boys write him letters and draw him pictures, which she sends to him. She goes out of her way to enable the boys to communicate with their father, and anyone who says otherwise is lying.”