Tonight Papa and Mama have gone to have dinner with some friends, so Benjamin is in charge. Usually, no feet are allowed on the couch! He and Leslie brought the big box of ornaments and lights into the living room so they'll be ready to decorate the tree tomorrow. The cat is napping - she doen't know what excitement is in store.
Benjamin opened the card tonight; it was from the Bears' cousin Yvette, a Brown Bear who lives in France. She is an art student, and always looks very stylish in the photos she sends, usually wearing her trademark aubeargine bearet. She painted a portrait of Mama Bear once; Mama found it very hard to hold still for the sittings!