We've been having a wonderful Hanukah filled with singing, candles, and the sheer delight that a 3 year old feels when celebrating this joyous holiday. Hersh loves lighting the Hanukiah, playing dreidel, singing the songs, and eating the Hanukah foods. He is all about our Hanukah story books, and thinks that we should decorate our house with Hanukah lights. I have to say though, I think that one of the purest forms of his delight comes each night when we give him a small gift. First of all, he is genuinely surprised that there is a gift. Second of all, when he opens the gift, he says, "Ima, it's _______!" The way he says it so genuine in that he truly does not know that I'm the one who bought the gift, wrapped it, and gave it to him. He expects me to be just as surprised about what the gift is as he is about the gift. It is so sweet. I am loving his innocence and genuine enthusiasm. But, the best Hanukah gift is our new nephew who was born early Tuesday morning. We can't wait to meet him next week when we head back to Addie and Craig's house for the bris! Also, we think that Alte is going to roll over any day now. Probably time to unswaddle her :)
Awesome drum from Aunt Mimi, Aunt Addie, and Uncle Craig!
On Wednesday we loaded the car with A LOT of stuff (2 white noise machines, a space heater, lots of Thanksgiving food, a sleeping bag, a travel crib, just to name a few items), and headed to Philadelphia where we landed on Boyer Street and were greeted by the rest of the Lewis Family. Alte hadn't seen Saba and Savta since early September, so they were pleased to see how delicious and big our little girl has gotten. Hersh has been fighting some sort of bug, so he hasn't quite been himself. On Wednesday night we celebrated the first night of Hanukah, which was joyous, and then woke Thursday morning to celebrate Thanksgiving.
We are eagerly waiting for Addie and Craig to have their baby and are enjoying being together, as usual:)
Here is Alte's official 3 month photo. Also, this weekend we attended the Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade which we love! It was entertaining and a good time was had by all. The weather is turning chillier, which means that we need to bundle up. Bundling up is not a favorite of anyone in this house. Alas, we have been making fires, cooking warm foods, and staying cozy.