The boys were up early, not as early as some, I suppose, but eager to get to the goods. It was nice to hear Jake say that the things he likes best about Christmas are: "First that Jesus was born. Second, that we get to open presents!" I think that's a first for him to put Jesus above the hype and excitement of the day.
I told the boys they wouldn't get to open their presents until we got at least one good smile...Think I should have held out for a better one?
Erik practiced being a teen with his "Oh great, a shoe box, just what I always wanted."
Jake was much more enthused with a box of Quaker Oats. He was so funny, opening presents with zest and enthusiasm regardless of the packaging beneath the wrapping.
Karen & Erik opened this one together
Probably Erik's favorite gift - something no teen seems to think they can live without.
(In case you can't see the packaging - a cell phone - w/ limited minutes)
Both boys got a DS game - we had them open them together
And this one took most of the day to put together. Kind of reminds me of that Peter Paul & Mary song "The Marvelous Toy." I never knew just what it was, and I guess I never will. (Click the Youtube link - its worth a listen - Live at Sydney 1970)
OK, I do know what it is, it is a marble contraption.