Christmas Morning, Round 1

Christmas morning with Deric's family was the usual flurry of wrapping paper, squeals of excitement and picture taking. Jake enjoyed digging through his stocking but didn't quite understand the purpose and very generously offered each present to someone else, eventually bringing the entire stocking to his grandpa. His unwrapping skills haven't gotten much faster since last year, as he likes to rip just the tiniest pieces and hand each and every one to us before moving on to the next piece. (Savoring the morning, maybe?) We quickly learned that he was happier when he could enjoy one present for a while before moving on to something new, and that stacked presents make great roads for toy cars (...and that he really didn't need much more than new cars!). A few toys couldn't be set up until we got home but his racecar track was a major hit, even with his cousins. We are definitely thankful for family that indulges our every wish [list] and for traditions that we look forward to every year!

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