Friday, March 19, 2010
Benson's Cool New Room
Benjamin and I decided that it would be best for us to leave Benson with family in Lexington the Saturday that we moved in order to get his room put together and set up for him to see it for the first time. We were honestly a little concerned that he would have some trouble adjusting to a new home, since he loved his room in Lexington so much!
Praise the Lord, we were wrong! I'm not even sure he remembers having an "old room" he loves his new one so much!
When I first asked, "What's your favorite part of your new room?"
His response was "my piggy bank."
I guess seeing his piggy bank in his new room made it home for him.
Be sure to click here to see how long this love affair has gone on...
As and aside... he's been asking everyone for quarters. This little piggy's getting a full belly!
Every cowboy needs a place to hang his hat
The "important" things...
(most of his other toys are still in boxes... i kinda like the simplicity of having these few favs for him to play with and he doesn't even notice the other ones are missing-- for some reason, his toys seem to breed in his toy box and end up sending their offspring all over my house!!)
The welcoming commitee...
His "special" train. I have declared that this is not a "toy." It's a "decoration" made by our incredibly talented, sweet, and thoughtful friend Mary Catherine. He does get to play with it on occasion, when he asks sweetly, which he thinks is pretty much the most speical and amazing thing ever!
And now the pinnacle of the new room... The top bunk.
These bunks belonged to Benjamin and his brothers growing up...
Benson COULD NOT be more thrilled to have his very own "top bunk."
"How much do you love your top bunk?"
For the first week we were here, I would say, "Benson, it's time for a nap."
(Which is usually followed by some sort of pleading, begging, or guffawing against the thought of such an idea)
At our "new house" (which is how we refer to our current place of residence) after I suggest that it is indeed time for a mid-day siesta, he starts giggling and jumping and RUNS to his ladder so that he can JUMP onto the top bunk and nestle down under the covers with a big smile on his face.
For the first two days, he couldn't even fall asleep in his "top bunk" because he was simply so excited to be in it.
This boy loves his new room!
Check back tomorrow to see his second favorite thing about his "new house!"