Monday, September 26, 2016

Apple Picking with Aplebaums

This weekend we ventured to Rock Hill Farm for apple picking, calf petting, and ice cream.  We went with our favorite apple picking crew--the Aplebaums! The kids all had a great time, as did the grownups.  There were lots of apples and lots of sunshine.
Hersh has been busy getting used to homework, and AlteLu is busy building farms with magnatiles.  The Fall seems to be here and we look forward to embracing it in all its colorful glory!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Getting it done!

Last week Jacob was away, so it was an Ima-Hershel-AlteLu week.  We missed our Abba a lot, but had a great time, just the three of us.  Then, the boys went camping, and we had a girls weekend.  AlteLu needs her own twitter account, saying things like, "Ima, you know what I don't care about?  I don't care about my pants."  Or, while eating a delicious plum, she told me, "I'm so impressed!"  It also seems that she has transitioned to school and will hopefully (fingers crossed!)  have happy drop-offs.  Hersh rocked camping--completing a 3 mile hike with elevation gain.  Today he has school photos, featuring his first lost tooth! We also attended JPDS btsn and AlteLu is now a soccer player. Oh, and Jacob and I have officially been an item for 17 years--true love!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Labor Day Love

This past weekend we had the most lovely time doing lots of nothing:)  Friends, outdoor time, naps, hikes, and just enjoying being home. It was our first weekend in weeks home, with nothing much on the agenda--what a treat!  We have fully adjusted to school year mode, and I must say, so far so good.  AlteLu is enjoying her class--this week she is the Shabbat Ima.  When I put her to bed, she likes for me to lie on her--and then she tells me, "Ima, you make me feel so cozy, I love you so much," and then my heart melts.  Hersh is a deep thinker who is feeling good about himself.  He is adjusting to the "norms"of 1st grade, while feeling confidant in his friendships, reading abilities, and Hebrew speaking. He also enjoyed rock climbing on Sugarloaf Mt, and has asked us to create a job chart.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Birthday Party/1st Day of School

This past weekend we had lots of friends and family to our house, and had a birthday bash to honor our dear sweet, AlteLu. Pools, balloons, pavers, bagels, music, ice cream cake, and rainbows.  AlteLu fully enjoyed being the birthday girl, and was a very gracious host.  All of the aunts, uncles, and cousins were there too, which made the day extra special.

This week our two chickadees also started school--the 3's for AlteLu, and 1st grade for HBB.  We are grateful for what has been a seamless transition.  Although exhausted from the return to the school year pace of life, we know that this will be a good one:)