We are the Grandparents that get up at 5 in the AM to make the drive to watch the grandson open his presents, and we do bring the coffee as well.
We were a little but late due to the lines, but did manage to get there just as the festivities were about to begin. Grandson Raphael will be 8 in February. This may be the last Christmas of belief as kids at school start to talk and the magic starts to disappear.
I missed some opportunity as I left the camera in the car and had to go back to get it.
There was the new baseball glove that Papa Ed got for Raphael. Had to pose with that.
There is possibly a future a an architect or an engineer for the Legos he has gotten over the years, and he was well gifted with them this year as well.
His personal Christmas haul was impressive, and of course his grandmother had to get hin some clothes.
Of course all possibilities were covered. If you don't have a fireplace, how does Santa get into the apartment? Theres a special entry key of course.
All in all, it was a successful visit. We do hope he gets to dream another year or two, but if it doesn't happen he can't feel he has been cheated.
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