One of our family's yearly traditions has been to drive to the nearby town of McAdenville to see the Christmas lights. This small town has been decorating since 1956. It went from decorating 9 trees to 375, as well as most of the homes. Cava was electric with excitement at getting to see so many lights.
Even though I've been to McAdenville ever since I was a kid, it was thrilling the first time we took Benjamin when he was little and is just as much so taking Cava for his first time.
The boys packed their blankets and huddled up together in the backseat as we got in the line of cars to drive through the town. Danelle and I were just relieved to see them getting along so well.
Of course, once we got into McAdenville, Cava was all eyes as he stared in amazement out his window at all of the Christmas lights. "WHOA! That's soooo amazing!" he declared.
He and Benjamin darted back and forth in the backseat depending on what side of the car they really wanted to see something, which was the whole ride since there were lights and decorations to see everywhere.
When Cava saw the trees lit around the lake and the Winter Wind blowing, he shouted, "That's so beautiful!"
As much as the boys loved the lights, they really enjoyed leaning out the windows (as the car was moving so slowly that they could) and calling out to people walking along the sidewalks, "MERRY CHRISTMAS!" And were delighted when people called back, "Merry Christmas!" Cava's favorite was the fireman who not only did that in a Santa voice, but even added a, "Ho, ho, ho."
"I love Christmas so much," he told us. "This is going to be the best one ever!"