For the first time in years, we didn't travel to visit family over the holiday. Eli is just getting to the age where he understands presents and the fun of opening them, so we relished the opportunity to watch him open his presents in our own house.
I was the first to wake up and had to wait until after 9am (!) before anyone joined me downstairs.
And I discovered that the present opening process with a two-year old prevents bunches of pictures from being taken.
None of Eli opening his presents but some of the aftermath...
This little guy was easily Eli's favorite present of the morning. Thomas, or 'Ta-Ta' as Eli calls him, was carried around for a least the next three days. I can't say that I am the biggest fan of the Thomas cartoons, or the cost of ANY of the official Thomas merchandise, but Eli sure does love this train.
We ended the day with some delicious filets cooked in a cast iron skillet and brown butter noodles. Yum!