Monday, April 13, 2009

Havala's visit, Passover

We had a very busy weekend. Thursday my little sister Havala came for a visit. She met me at therapy and then we all went out to lunch with my other sister Karli. Shoe shopping followed; what girl doesn't love shoes. Then we headed home.
Friday we thought it would be fun to do a photo shoot of Aunt Havala and two of her best guy. We went to the park and had fun snapping pictures and laughing at the crazy antics of a two year old and a three year old. Then we went to my moms to get ready for passover. I can't remember the first time I celebrated passover with my cousins Gail and Ned but it has been a while since we all got together to celebrate this beautiful holiday. So it was wonderful to hear Gail sing the prayer and ned tell the story of the exodus and passover. The history and tradition of the Jewish holidays has such a humbling effect on me. I love sitting around a table with my family hearing a story that is so old and celebrating a tradition that has been celebrated by so many families before mine. Thanks to mom for hosting the party and to Gail and Ned for making it so special. Passover is so much more fun when you can be there you always make thing seem to light up almost like they are on fire; no wait that was just my dad and the lighter fluid soaked paper towel.
Saturday found Miles and Isaac enjoying the freedom that being surrounded by fields has to offer. Swinging, sliding, jumping, bubble blowing, throwing rocks and sticks in the ditch, throwing yourself in the ditch, it was little boy heaven. They napped very soundly. We woke them when my sister in law Cami, and niece and nephew Sage and Asher arrived for an Easter egg hunt. Havala had put together such a fun hunt. The kids were on chocolate high and were not interested in lunch at all. Michael came to get me after the Easter Egg hunt and we went to celebrate his nephew Carson's birthday. My sister in lay Alyssa had done such a great job decorating the house in a pirate theme, it was so cute. We really enjoyed the party. We hurried home and painted easter eggs for the bunny. Then put my very tired kids to bed.