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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Just 5 years ago we were all together to celebrate!!
we're going to eat turkey in honor of your anniversary!!!!
Missing you guys.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

מסיבת חנוכה משפחתית

Chanukah Party - 5770 - 2nd Night - Motzei Shabbos - 7 pm

We're doing something different this year for the Chanukah party. Times are tough, and I don't know if anyone can really buy all 14 (B"H) of our (Israeli) nieces and nephews presents, so we have come up with a solution. Each couple will receive an e-mail (or Facebook message) with the names of three (or two in our case - we'll buy for Batch) nieces and/or nephews. We will each buy for only the names on our respective lists. Each couple's list will have a baby, one of the oldest kids, and one somewhere in between. Obviously, you don't have to spend the same on a baby as you do on an older kid. You have a spending range of between 75-100 NIS TOTAL for all three kids on your list - so be creative!! Also, please warn your kids so they won't be disappointed to receive only one gift this year.

Hopefully this is not inconvenient for anyone. If it is, please let me know in the comments. We are certainly semi-flexible.

In addition, we are having a Milchig dinner for the Chanukah party/Melave Malka. If you'd like to bake/cook/bring anything, please let me know. We are also up for ordering pizza, if everyone would like to split the cost.

We need:
paper goods
main course (lasagna, pizza?)
cut vegetable platter
latkes (I'm making them)
dessert (sufganiot or other?)

Mom and Dad, Yaakov and Devorah, Milaine and Gabi - We wish you could be here, but will understand if you can't....

Monday, November 23, 2009


Sunday, November 22, 2009

chanukah party

Is anyone opposed to having our Chanukah party on motza"sh the 12th in Modiin?
I think that would be the best time for us.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Chanukah Grab Bag Game

Yah know that Chanukah game we used to play where everyone bring s wrapped gift and everyone picks a number. And then you can steal someone's present or pick a new one.
How did that work exactly? And up to how many people do you think you can play it with?

We're planning our Anglo Chanukah Party in Ariel. And it may involve a Chanukah GrabBag...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

on a normal night after all the kids are sleeping, there is usually some noise coming from upstairs of one of the children going to the bathroom, we hear the pitter patter of little feet and then a flush and more pitter pattering of little feet. last night there was extended moving around nois coming from upstairs but as good parents we gave the child some privacy. when we went up to bed we found a pair of pj pants on the floor in the bathroom, devo went to check and see who the missing pants belonged to and we found a little girl sleeping in bed with a denim skirt on, and socks. we tried to have her change back into pjs but she flatly refused. this morning when she woke up she acknowledged the change and put her pj pants back on. at that point she needed to get dressed to go to school. the end

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Favorite Pic of the Week

Friday, November 13, 2009

happy hebrew one sarra and shlomo

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ice Cream

What's your favorite flavor and brand? Just curious.

Mine is Ben and Jerry's Caramel Sutra (can't get it here...). One side of the container is chocolate chocolate chunk, and the other is caramel is cream. In the middle there's a ribbon of real caramel. Sinful!!!

Saturday, November 07, 2009


Nat and I were wondering if there are Thanksgiving plans/thoughts/discussions yet

Friday, November 06, 2009

This is daniel in America!!!!!
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Thursday, November 05, 2009

News of the day

Yisrael can sit upright. He can't yet pull himself up but can support himself if put in that position.

Sunday, November 01, 2009


obama has decided that now would be a good time to turn back the clocks, so , we are now back to 7 hours different than you guys. so keep this in mind WHEN YOU CALL US ! have a good week everyone

Rummy Q rules

We had a disagreement this past Shabbat with mom about Rummy Q rules (don't worry this was nowhere near the level of a Monopoly fight:)
I had two tiles left on my board a Joker and a 12. I used the joker as an 11, put down the 12 and won. Mom and I think Batch said that I can only use a joker with two of my own tiles. Nat and I claimed that - that rule only applies when you take a joker off the board.
how do you play?