Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Chanukah!

We have a wonderful family that we are friends with especially our daughters, and they are Jewish-so this year to share and celebrate the last day of Chanukah and also their Shabbat they opened their home to friends and gave us gentiles a taste of a different culture and I was happy to have been invited.

I got to see and rekindle an old friendship there as well, the boys behaved fairly well for the chaos going on and the older girls got a long as well. There was food and cider and Peter made wonderful latkas with applesauce or sour cream.

They lit the menora and sang their prayer in Hebrew which was reverent and calming. Bogan loved the candles and didn't try to blow any out, somehow he knew before we reminded him not to.

We talked and caught up and had a wonderful time.  Thank you to them for a wonderful new memory.

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Here is where I am going to Share those moments that just come whether it be night or day and we take the time to seize every opportunity-

Just a quick chuckle; I was putting my sons down for the night and little Bogan asked for another drink of water, and I said no you have already had a large glass and used the bathroom-he said oh yeah-so I chuckled and said haha your plans to stay awake have been foiled, and he said yeah Mom you folded my plans.

The other night my boys were playing with their legos and when I walked by, PT had made a pyramid and asked me where the little guy was that he had, I said I don't know? And then he showed me he had hidden it under the pyramid-I thought and then grabbed that moment- I went and got out the history book and opened up to the ancient Egypt era when pyramids were built and why it was similar to what he did. He was amazed at the significance. We read and read and learned about them for 2 days.