When it came time to open gifts, Papa (aka Harry) filled in for Santa.
(As an aside comment. Harry painted the picture in the background.)
True to form, the eldest grandson is interested in the toy. (Bumble Bee Transformer)
The youngest is checking out the wrapping paper.
He likes to keep samples of all wrapping paper.
The absolute highlight of gifts was the armor that the eldest son made for the grandsons (his nephews). It was a monumental task in that each scale and the base had to be assembled and attached by hand from very basic material. He makes the armor according to historical descriptions. This armor is constructed so that it can be adjusted to size as the boys grow. This gift can - and hopefully will - be handed down to generations. Folks, below you are looking at a gift of pure love!
The eldest grandson being outfitted for the first time
by his uncle who made this awesome gift.
The grandsons admiring their newest treasure.
They were really proud of their "really, real armor."
Today Harry and I are being quiet old farts. Harry gave me a gift certificate good for an all inclusive trip to the beach whenever I want to go and for however long I want to stay. (Is that dangerous or what?) Harry's gift is a Garvin GPS thingy so we can find our way to the beach and back home again. Remember we are old and need all the help we can get. Our three sons and families are enjoying their Christmas day together. We're sure our daughter and her family are having a wonderful Christmas in Phoenix with her husband's family. We miss her but are glad she has family there and is happy.