Aunt Nikki, Uncle Cory, and family scored again this year with a mobilized Gordon. They are the family to credit after all with W's whirlybird obsession after gifting The Sheriff, well J, with a remote control helicopter last Christmas.
Grandpa surprised W with batteries first thing the next morning, and Gordon never left his side for the remainder of the trip.
We tried everything to draw his attention to that tree in the background under which were wrapped Santa's gifts.
At last he picked his first box, one about which I was excited as I knew it contained a specifically requested gift, not Bash, Dash, or Ferdinand, but...
(Excuse us while we make time for bubble wrap popping.)
It's a Blue Dinoco! Of course our child would watch the movie Cars and look forward to every scene with something that doesn't race around a track but flies.
For this smile all of Mrs. Claus's searching (and paying too much) on ebay was completely worth it.
I'm not quite sure who was more proud to own this. Come on, have you ever won an ebay item?
Mr. Clause was quite proud of himself for this arrangement. In one of our favorite Thomas videos, Hiro, Master of the Railway, is found hiding in the bushes. We couldn't resist.
The excitement over Hiro was only surpassed by the individual openings of Bash, Dash, and Ferdinand, those beloved Logging Locos. After a few more surprise gifts, we wrapped up Christmas morning with breakfast and lots of playing. For his first "real" year, Santa won the day!