Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Hanukkah!

Tonight was the first night of Hanukkah, and we lit the menorah with the boys and my dad (who took this picture).  This picture, with 3 out of the 4 of us smiling and not looking dopey, was as good as it got for photos!

For dinner I tried to give the boys a Hanukkah special-- mashed potatoes with applesauce instead of a latke and applesauce.  Not a hit.  Asher took a few mouthfuls, gagged, and then refused to open his mouth.  So I got him a bowl of oatmeal and applesauce, which he was only too happy to eat, and began his singing and humming that he makes when he's eating something he really likes.  Benjamin seemed to suffer through it, but even he wasn't thrilled.

I had picked up some Hanukkah gelt at Trader Joe's as their gift, although they don't eat chocolate.  I just wanted their first gift to be something traditional!  Here is Benjamin, chewing on the bag:
And here is Asher, chewing on the bag:
They do have some other gifts coming, nothing big or expensive, just a few toys that I remember having when I was little and that I thought were important for them to have, too.  We'll have Hanukkah with my parents over the next few nights, and I think that my mom has gotten a few little things for them.  I am just glad to have children to share the holiday with, since I remember how much I loved it as a child.  My parents were never out of control with gifts, but I loved lighting the candles, getting a surprise, and playing with my new toys (or reading my new books!) each night.

Today it seemed like the boys had little colds-- slightly snotty, more fussy, and Asher napped A LOT.  We all slept in until 8 after waking up around 6 for the boys to eat, which was a nice surprise.  We all are in need of a little extra rest until we feel better, which will hopefully be soon, since play group is scheduled to be at our house on Friday and I will have to send people elsewhere if my guys are sick.

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