And so begins my nightly Chanukah barrage of pictures.
Benny and Bella had a blast showing him all their newest presents while Shuky set things up.
Benny did a spectacular job of saying the brachos almost entirely on his own, song and all!
Bella lit nicely!
Shuky lit nicely!
D, the classmate, lit nicely!
We all sang together and, in honor of the fifth night, we gave out some real gelt and chocolate gelt. Benny immediately asked where the tzedakah box was to put it in. He wanted to do a mitzvah to help put a brick on the mikdash hashlishi. The kid really amazes me. On a regular basis. I'll go into that a bit more after Chanukah, the mitzvah/moshiach topic that is. He is obsessed.
The kids played a nice, safe game of climbing in and out of Benny's nightstand (a storage ottoman) while getting ready for bed.
Enjoy. Love you all. Miss everyone. Wish we had some family around for the holiday.