The Perfect Age for Santa Claus Not So Wordless Wednesday

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

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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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Hi Ed -  Looks like the amount of loot that the kids who believe in Santa get and also have grandparents of cource.

Dec 28, 2016 06:48 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wow Ed, Raphael had quite the haul!!!  These years go so quickly so I'm happy that you were able to be a part of the moment. 

Dec 28, 2016 07:28 PM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I love the special key to enter.  Gives a great allusion of santa stil being real

Dec 28, 2016 07:53 PM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Santa I mean Ed, how wonderful I never forget when my father paid Santa to come by our home and Santa had a first job delivering Coal to peoples homes... and then his after work gig was being Santa ... problem was his hands were covered with black coal sooth... and I did not believe  that he was Santa:))Endre

Dec 28, 2016 09:41 PM #4
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
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Thanks for sharing these cute photos and Santa stories.

Dec 28, 2016 09:54 PM #5
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

How wonderful! Those pictures are great and it sounds as though a happy day was had by all.

Dec 29, 2016 03:32 AM #6
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Ed, that is one lucky grandson & how cool to be there to witness the the key idea!

Dec 29, 2016 05:11 AM #7
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Ed... what a lovely post. I'm way past the age of 8 but I still believe in Santa! That key idea was very clever.

Dec 29, 2016 05:29 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Ed. This is a lovely and poignant story. Good for you and I love the pictures.

Dec 29, 2016 06:59 AM #9
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Oh how I miss Christmas morning with children. I've never done the "go to see the grandchildren open presents" because mine are split between two son's family and my daughter's family. I just couldn't choose one over the other. We have a wonderful Christmas Eve with all of them together and that is something very special to me.

Dec 29, 2016 01:05 PM #10
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Ed these are priceless times that you get to spend with Raphael.  I like the glove!

Dec 29, 2016 06:38 PM #11
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Santa was very good to him. The dream of Santa is one we all need to hold on to. My sons and grandsons all loved those Lego sets. Happy New Year.

Dec 30, 2016 07:00 AM #12
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 The magic of Christmas love that time of year I am sure you had a wonderful time! Take care!

Dec 30, 2016 01:40 PM #13
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Part of Christmas is for the children. Raphael had a lot of presents from Santa. Wishing you and your family a happy new year, Ed.

Dec 31, 2016 06:16 AM #14
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Our grandchildren are wonderful reminders of the magic in believing. Thanks for sharing this Ed. 

Dec 31, 2016 10:32 AM #15
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Ed -- this is a very sweet post and Raphael is a very fortunate young man with so much love surrounding him.  

I've never seen that special key for Santa, I may need to pick up one as I also don't have a fireplace and my "haul of gifts received" was lacking to say the least.   LOL

Dec 31, 2016 04:33 PM #16
David Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

Is there a bad age?

We've come around to that time of year where its one holiday after another.

Dec 27, 2017 05:36 PM #17
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