Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
On Boxing Day we took advantage of Avi and Ben being home from work and headed across the River to OMSI, Oregon's science museum. Avi hadn't been there either so we were all psyched to have some fun!
We had a nice afternoon, the museum is nice and I can see Noam having a ball there as he gets bigger!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Another Chanukah has come and gone. Although it really isn't over until the fat lady sings. Wait, wrong reference. Rewind. It really isn't over until tonight, but the magic of lighting the menorahs is over until next year. I had a great Chanukah, spent in 2 states, with family and friends, and with latkes and sufganiyot!
I've taken to photographing my candles each night, it's amazing to watch the glow grow as the week progresses! Without further ado, my Chanukah in lights!
Avi and I decided to recreate a menorah from our childhood. We used to make an oil menorah using food coloring in the water base. We improvised this year and used baby food jars (thanks, Noam!) and in lieu of oil wicks we used regular shabbat candles! It sure is pretty!
I couldn't forget my fun artsy shots, either! I have some good contenders for next year's Chanukah card!
And it was so magical to watch the holiday through Noam's eyes. He loved lighting menorah each night, loved the latkes and apple sauce, and has been enjoying his presents!
And since I have newly become obsessed with instagram, I gramed (what's the verb here?) each night for a retro look back on the 8 crazy nights!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A Chanukah tradition is to eat fried foods, to remember the miracle of the oil. So latkes, fried jelly donuts, etc. Being gluten free it's hard to readily find sufganiyot, or donuts, so Avi and I decided to make our own! We figured it would be a total success or disaster, but fun all the same!
Oh my word, they were so good! A total keeper for future Chanukahs!
ps - if you've been away for the holiday, keep reading to hear my big (!) news!