Because of our work schedules at church, we could not fly to Texas until the morning of Christmas Day. And due to the crazy service schedule on Christmas Eve, we celebrated with the Arizona family on December 23rd at our house.
It was a relaxed evening... lots of amazing food (thank you Gramma's recipes!) and festive music. The "smack the lightbulb" pens were a big hit, too. :)
This year, Daniel enjoyed every minute of opening presents. He had been eyeing the big blue shiny box for weeks, and watching him survive the suspense and enjoy the anticipation was so fun!
He opened it carefully, not ripping it too quickly. It was a big box of plastic play food - and could not have made him happier. He (very literally) rolled around in it, declaring "I'm swimming! I'm swimming!"
And because it's just the way he rolls, he started making giant lines of food, evenly spaced.