Archive for February, 2008

Purim is in the air..

February 25, 2008

chicken2.jpg    Purim really feels like it’s just around the corner…  the kids have been learning about it and are so excited.  Racheli’s “ganenet” (‘teacher’ – but don’t forget that kid is two years old..) really outdid herself.  Two weeks ago Racheli came home all dressed up as a chicken.  Last week she was a “grandma”…  I just hope our *real* Purim costumes are as good as these :0)

I’ll try to attach some pics.  It was adorable. 

My sister in law Miri got married last week and Shalom just couldn’t get enough of it (we took him and Tori to the wedding – Racheli is a good sleeper so she stayed by a neighbor – – she still thinks she ‘lucked out’ by getting to sleep over a friend..).  He was glued to the band from the moment we walked into the hall, and he now asks for a wedding every day.. and if you ask him what they do at a wedding, he says “(sing with a) microphone” :0) 

Some cute quotes:

My older sister in law, Suri, asked Shalom – “what does your Mommy do all day?”  He thought and thought (he had a very hard time thinking what DOES Mommy do all day..”) and then he said – “eat!”  – hey, don’t believe him, ok?

Racheli repeated a story she heard about the little boy who wanted wool to make a sweater.  he goes to the hen, the cow, etc. – she was able to say where each one lives, the sound they make and what they produce.. we were amazed, B.A.H.

 Tori’s crying (sorry, no quotes for you yet, honey!) – gotta go for now..

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Whaddaya know… snow!!

February 7, 2008

cheli snowmanbeautiful snowsnowballlittle friendsigloo21.jpgWell, we actually had some snow here!  And not just “some” – enough to actually go out, step on, and PLAY!!!  The kids were ecstatic.  Shalom loved every second of it and couldn’t wait to finish breakfast so he can go out and play.  Racheli had a harder time walking on it and clung to me (and her bottle..) most of the time – but all in all they had a great time.  We went back home when they complained that their shoes are wet (no need to own boots here, nor did their Californian-bred mom know to put bags in their shoes..) and didn’t get a chance to take pictures by the two huge snowmen that the neighbors made.  We did good timing too, because the snow lasted all of two hours..

 Attaching some pictures.