Ella's first day of chanukah also marked Avi's first day of preschool at Sweet Pea Cottage Preschool of the Arts, where he is charming his way through two mornings a week away from home. The kids both loved the candles, and Avi, of course, enjoyed opening gifts every night. He also loved to celebrate the holiday with his buddies Jacob and Sophie, and with Aunt Daya.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
November's highlight was the amazing SNOW we got just before Thanksgiving. Avi had a blast getting all bundled up and playing "in the winter-time" and it was hard to convince him to come back inside to warm up! Ella had her first Thanksgiving with Chuck, Simon, and Mimi Broches (Connie was on vacation!), and started to use her jumparoo for the first time!
Shoshana and Reuven tied the knot on October 13, 2010, in Zichron Yaakov. Avi had a blast at the party, and even managed to stand with us under the chuppah for a good 40 minutes, insisting that it was shabbat because of the candles and the kiddush cup. Ella got all dressed up in her blue dress and gold shoes, and then slept straight through the ceremony and most of the party in her car seat while we used her stroller as a cup holder. We were so happy to be able to share this special day with Doda Shosh and Dod Reuven and the whole family.
Some pictures from our time in Israel this October--the kids suffered from terrible jetlag, and we all managed to get sick, but we enjoyed our time in Jerusalem, Zichron Yaakiv, Karmiel, Tzfat, and Tel Aviv with the family and our friends. Here are some of the highlights!