+ dan hung wreaths and twinkle lights outside. my hero! they look so charming. i got my house decked out and dan (and benj) got an excuse to run to home depot. it was a win-win.
+ i do my hair in curls maybe twice a year. the firm christmas party seemed a perfect reason to bust out the hot rollers. my niece anne talked me into getting the gold sparkly bow (she got one in pink as she is having quite a glittery pink sixteenth year). i am not sure if it makes me look like i'm in middle school or not, but i decided to roll with it. (i even attempted a mini cat eye look, which someone has deemed as the kitten eye. i love a heavy top eyeliner with bare bottom lashes. funny the things we get excited about.) we danced the night away. we love dancing. admittedly, we are not terribly good dancers, half the time we are deciding who's leading. but still, dancing is one of my favorite things there is. am glad the season has already had a night of dancing under its belt. my curls had all fallen out by the end of the night as we waltzed into the snowy parking lot.
+ benji is in such a perfect little boy stage. everyday he says something worth writing down. he loves trains and playdates and playing make believe. he is so happy it's christmas and loves reading stories about santa and the elves. he is grasping all the merriment and make believe of the season. i love seeing the magic happen right before my eyes. we set our shoes out last night; lining them up just right. today is st. nicholas day!
+ benji and his little cousin, miles. these two are peas in a pod. they make anything into a game of chase and hide and seek. they love to pretend to run from ghosts; their imaginations are so active. since they are both car obsessed, red light, green light is also a huge (hilarious) hit. here, they are racing away from the mommy monster. how cute are little boys in plaid?
tune in tomorrow / am discussing pens.
if i got a stocking full of them, i'd be totally happy.