it has begun.
today before leaving to do homework, bernie lovingly humored me by getting the boxes of christmas decorations out of the basement.
i thought anth was going to explode, he was so excited to decorate.
benny...watched Monsters Inc.
Christmas is a particular favorite in the savarese house.
bern and i chose to get married over the holidays.
what better backdrop than a gorgeous christmas tree covered in white lights?
and a bunch of Rat Pack music.
it just makes everything...cozier.
and today felt like a particularly good day for pine and white lights.
fortunately, benny kept himself busy by playing in a box from daddy's office move.
and after anth got tired of decorating, he and benny tried to find ways to fit into the box together.
in the end, they decided it was best to take turns.
i put up just enough to hold me over for a little while.
(yes, i was jonesing for a christmas fix. there are worse things...)
the tree, of course, will wait for bern.
anth's reaction to the whole thing: "Oh, mom! when it gets dark tonight, can we snuggle on the couch and enjoy it?"
(we have since agreed to hot chocolate and a strand of lights in his room)
benny's reaction (while walking around the room and pointing at the various items):
we'll work on that last one.