The Loop

Sunday, June 28, 2009

מזל טוב

!מזל טוב אביגיל

ברכות לבביות לרגל הקידומת החדשה

עד 120

Happy Birthday

Happy 30th, my Princess...
here's to the next 70

Thursday, June 25, 2009

this israel thing is sooooo close i can feel it almost. i think we're starting to pack tonite!!! woohoo

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Anniversary Golda?

It seems we have a conundrum.
Sim told his kids that he & Golda have the same anniversary.
He also insists that he wasn't married on a Jewish date. I think there have been Jewish dates for about 3300 years & I'm pretty sure he hasn't been married that long, but I'm new in the family.
So, Golda, in case this is YOUR anniversary -

מזל טוב

Holy Moly

Hi, I'm the mother of a teenager. Have a nice day.

Sunday, June 21, 2009



To all the great dads in our lives...

Happy Dad's Day!


So, when did your kids start teething?
No, really. I know he's only 3 months.
Not fun. Sad baby.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Come to Ariel!

Ok, this is the "official" invitation to come to Ariel after the bar-mitzvah on Thursday.

The "Sheep Shearing Festival" in Maaleh Levona is from 4pm-8pm so I don't know if people would rather come to Ariel post-bar mitzvah and pre-sheep shearing festival, or post sheep-shearing festival (we obviously wouldn't stay until 8)

Also, would it be more fun/comfortable/easier if we all go out to eat? Or do you prefer a BBQ at our house?

Once we know who is coming, we can figure out The Plan.


Monday, June 15, 2009

car rental

I rented a car for our israel trip. i went online and was going to cost about $1500 for the 2 weeks for a minivan. i called mom and dads place avis israel in NY and it cost $800. if you need to rent a car, call them its cheaper! but still a lot of money!! anyone have an extra car seat they can loan and drop off at r & v's before we get there? we either have to bring one or it will cost another $54 to rent

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Lots of Happies...


Happy 14th, Arye & Aviva (Shabbat)!

Happy 7th, Nava!

Happy 6th, Shauli & Natalie!
It might be considered your first, the years outside of Eretz Yisrael don't really count.

Shavua Tov,
Shlomo & Sarra

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

our trip to yaakov

we will iy'h arrive monday morning june 29th at about 9:35 am , after that our plans get a little
fuzzy. feel free to fill in any details
here's what we got so far..
day 1 we plan to go to kibbutz saad for the day and proabably the night, that brings us to tuesday morning which we will probably spend driving back to yerushalayim (jlem) where we want to spend a few days. we need to go to har zaytim and see the family. we also want to go to the skirt store hole in the wall. and various other jlem activities. which brings us to thursday morning bar mitzvah after which we have no plans.
we will then proabably mosey on up to modiin for friday/shabbos/sunday. is there anything to do in modiin?? we then hope to drive up to sim for the rest of the time and shabbos. if its ok with sim n golda everyone is invited for shabbos at their house, but we get the big room in the basement
as you can see we do have a lot on our plate and would like to spend as much of the time with all a y'all. so please make it work out that we can get together with everyone all the time!
we are leaving monday morning . please give other ideas if you have them, we are really not that busy and all our plans can change(except thursday morning)

Monday, June 08, 2009

Happy 34th, Sim

Happy Birthday Sim!
Despite researching the issue yet again, current opinion seems to be that your BD is the 16th of the 3rd & not as previously reported.
Shlomo & Sarra

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Yaeli the HERO

Hello Everyone- I know I never blog but I felt I had a story that I wanted to share with family. It actually is about family. Last week like any regular day my house was flying. Jazzi and Dyna were busy doing teen stuff. Chloe and Aiden were crawling around the house together with a respite worker in tow. I was in the basement seeing cleints and Sabian was jumping on the trampoline in the backyard. As you all know Sabian is Autistic. When his brain demands things and with out thought or care he follows through on his brains demands.

On this day Sabians brain said I want to go to the park ( the park being the one located behind the YBY preschool building). Sabi was in our back yard jumping on our trampoline when his brain recieved this command. (We allow Sabi to be in the backyard by himself as long as the gate is locked). Well, on this day the gate wasnt locked well enough and when Sabi's brain said park- lets just say our locks didnt stop him.

Sabian, left he backyard and walked down Prairie Dr. and turned left on Sherfield. When he was passing about DR Sniders house my Hero, Yaeli, saw a little boy flapping his arms, she yelled out Sabi. When he heard his name he broke out into a run. Now here is the really important and amazing part, Yaeli could of tried to run after Sabi, which she wouldnt of caught him instead she did the right thing she went into her house and told devorah. DEvorah called us, we freaked out and assembled a search party.

About 40 minutes later with the help of Yaeli, Yaakov, Devorah, Tova Grossbards and kids, Judy Ishakis and a bunch of other people Sabi was found b"h happily playing in the Yeshiva park. He had cut through the woodchip path and down to the park, DYna found him on the slide.
He did this entire trip without shoes (when he is on the trampoline he doesnt wear shoes).

This was such a scarey expereince and after calming down and rethinking the entire event I realized that it was Yaeli who really rescued Sabi. Without her I may not have known that Sabi was gone, I also wouldnt have known what direction he went in. She told her mom immediatly and that makes her my Hero. Thank you Yaeli, you did great!!

Friday, June 05, 2009


Aliza's engaged!!!! Yay!!!!

To David of Brooklyn. You'll all meet him at D's Bar Mitzvah!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

speaking of chanalana changing her name.............

nava is batsheva for a year :)

Monday, June 01, 2009

whats in a name

chanalana has decided she does not like her name. she gave us a few choices to call her; shoshana, hadassah mindy, or rusi. we discussed that her name is very important and we dont change it . but she still wants it changed. when i finally gave in and told her we would call her hadassah mindy she then asked if she should tell all her friends in school. so then we went back to the fact that we really dont change names. we brought up batch who has tried to change her name to shev, but we're still fighting it. we offered to call her hans or hana or chan or just elana or lanny but those didnt fly with her shes pretty set on hadassah mindy.