Christmas morning always starts bright and early at the Graf house! This year, we slept in clear until 5:30 a.m. before running down the stairs to the tree. It was a happy little Christmas with fun and thoughtful gifts and memories all around.
My favorite gifts from Matt were the blanket of all of Jake's month-by-month pictures and all of the awesome "coupons" that he sketched for me. So sweet, right? As for Matt, he basically died over the Rock'N'Roll bike trainer that he thought he'd only ever dream of. And Jake? He loved seeing all the wrapping paper flying and playing with his new airplane and sports balls. Our little guy kept saying "ball!" over and over while throwing the football around the room and clapping for himself. Since he was sick, we actually put him back to bed in the middle of the gifts and let him wake up to finish his later. And speaking of gifts... the one I was most excited about was the one my siblings and I gave my mom and grandma. Scroll down for more on that :)
Jakey woke back up later that morning and wrapped up the unwrapping of gifts. Then, in order to not infect his 24 cousins, we left him with my parents and drove up the state to Matt's parents' house for the remainder of Christmas. It killed me leaving Jake behind (even though he's more than happy to stay and play with my family), but it would have killed to miss the Davis Christmas party, too, so... I just came home earlier than usual and we all survived. The Davises were so fun and generous, as usual, and we had a great time up there. Pretty sure Matt didn't leave until 2 a.m.! It was a very merry Christmas, indeed.