Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Purim!

Another fun Purim is in the books! 
Of course I made a big batch of hamentashen (recipe tomorrow!) and I got creative for my mishloach manot this year and made two types of popcorn: sea salt chocolate and honey cinnamon.
Purim was Saturday night/Sunday this year. I love that set-up because it means a communal havdallah at shul before we read the book of Esther from the megillah. This year I was a gabbai (kind of like a spotter) for the megillah reading, which meant I was right up there with the scroll. Max came to help with this important job.
Part of the Purim fun is dressing up - the intention is to mask our true selves. It's fun to get creative and my minyan always has a great assortment of costumes each year!
I was a wild thing, ala "Where the Wild Things Are" - complete with mini-Max. My pal Ruthie was a bubble wrap princess, super adorable!
After the megillah reading we have our spiel (skit). This year it was a parody of Honey BooBoo, entitled "Esthter BooBoo" - it was a hoot!

Monday was Shushan Purim (we just keep on celebrating...) - it was a super fun day at school. We had a fun carnival and a costume parade, the kids and other staff had some awesome costumes! At the 8th graders had everyone involved in a KSA version of the "Harlem Shake" - pretty cool!
Such a fun holiday - it's fun to hang out with my shul friends - lots of brevity and noshing on hamentashen!

17 thoughts on the matter:

tinajo said... {Reply}

Sounds like a lot of fun! It would be great to see this in real life one day, who knows - I have some jewish friends in America (will tell you about one of them soon on the blog actually, you might recognize him)! :-)

Nina said... {Reply}

You had there a really nice fun :D

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

Thats what I love about you...you are always having fun in life! Thanks for making me smile.

Life with Kaishon said... {Reply}

I love your community. So special. I also am 100% smitten with the bubble wrap princess. How adorable is she?

Leovi said... {Reply}

Yes, very funny pictures!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

The honey cinnamon popcorn sounds divine! Do you simply pour some honey and cinnamon powder and shake?

Emily S said... {Reply}

That looks like a lot of fun! I could imagine how fun the honey booboo spoof was!

Kathy said... {Reply}

What fun! I love learning more and more about your religion and it's holidays/practices/ PARTIES :)

Deanna said... {Reply}

Oh you have so much fun....isn't it wonderful to have such great friends to celebrate with!!

Dara said... {Reply}

looks like fun! is the 8 ball really pregnant or is that part of her costume? :)

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

Oh I agree with Laurie, so much fun to see what fun you have, and you always make me smile!! xo

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Esther Boo Boo!! That is hysterical. I would have loved to see that! Looks like a fun time of fellowship, fun, and remembering!

Sharon said... {Reply}

You do have such fun! I had no idea a religious holiday was a big party with costumes and games. Thanks for sharing!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said... {Reply}

Sure looks like a lot of fun!

Nicki said... {Reply}

Absolutely love the bubble wrap princess - sure looks like everyone had a great time.

bettyl said... {Reply}

That sounds like a lot of fun amid the seriousness of the day!

Rachel said... {Reply}

You guys are such fun! Love the costumes and all the general silliness!