Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Yiddisha Mama...

Today I lost my best friend... my dearest Mom... She fought long & VERY hard.  I'm really not sure how to get through the day to day now... Already I miss her more than I could imagine...










Thursday, August 08, 2013

Good Morning Little School Girl

First day of KINDERGARTEN


Well, it's her very first day of BIG girl school... She was SO excited to start Kindergarten today! 

Here she is in her school uniform.  They have to wear either blue or beige Khaki's and the solid collared shirt has to be either red, white, blue or yellow. 



 
 


 

 The car ride takes all of 3 minutes but she was smiling the whole way
Time to head into the building!  They let us walk her in the first couple of days.  It was great except for the junior storm troopers who monitor the entrance, demanding that the kids "Tuck in your shirts, please"... I told the teacher I would try to get Rach to do this at home but she told me not to bother... Even though the "uniform police" would tell her every day for the rest of her school year to tuck in her shirt, Mrs. H could care less and said she can leave it out as far as SHE is concerned... PHEW!  LOL
 

Her Teacher Mrs H.



Sunday, May 12, 2013

Have You Seen Your Mother Baby

We are celebrating Mother's Day... I am so grateful that I have twice the reason to celebrate... Being a mother to my amazing little girl, and having MY mother with us for a fabulous evening at one of our favorite Chinese restaurants





Our favorite thing at "Chen's China Bistro"
the most amazing dumplings EVER!  Goes great with the wine Rachel was sampling  (HAHA... just kidding... )



Look this way, Papa!
 

 
          Snuggles for Nana...

 The whole gang... what a wonderful Mother's Day...

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Morning...

 
Today was the Easter party at Tommy's church.  They had a "Pot Luck" and an Easter Egg hunt for the kids... It was a perfectly beautiful day outside too


Rachel decided it was the perfect day to bring the sock puppet bunny out to play with us

 
My beautiful bunny... Just waiting for the egg hunt to start


 The Easter Bunny arrived and was giving instructions for proper egg hunting etiquette!  I don't think everyone was listening... I was sure of that once the hunt began LOL...




We took advantage of all the great photo ops... Rachel and I almost NEVER get our picture taken together (mostly because I am usually the one TAKING the pictures)


 I was absolutely thrilled that we were able to get a couple of nice family shots.  Again, it doesn't always happen (especially since we are rarely "Dressed UP".)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Passover 2013

Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Shabbat and Yom Tov light.


It's Passover once again... One of my favorite holidays. This year, Rach is old enough to recite the 4 Questions, so it's even better than ever!

 I really love breaking out the good china and having special people join us for this wonderful holiday.  And I was so excited to finally get to use my new tablecloth... yes, it's the little things Haha...
 
We had the BEST TIME making the Matzo Balls for my "infamous" Matzo Ball Soup.  Rachel made all the matzo balls herself, while I was making the soup. She loves it when we have holidays at home because she gets to help cook


 Time to put on our special holiday clothes.  She picked out her dress herself. She is looking SO grown up!

The guests will be arriving soon and we have to look our best!



 
Rachel and "Uncle Dick"


Getting ready to start the Seder... everyone ready?

Rachel has been preparing for this all week by reading her Sammy Spider's First Passover book

Our family is gathered, and we are ready for the Passover Seder to being...
Can't wait to open the door for Elijah! 

Saturday, March 02, 2013

C is for Cookie

 
It was a really good day to make cookies... and so, we did!  One of Rach's class projects was making these really cool chef's hats so we had to put it to good use!
 

 
The waiting is the hardest part...

 
Time to enjoy the fruits of her labor! (She even saved some for Daddy, AND for Nana & Papa!)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Catch Me Daddy

Today was the annual "Daddy Daughter Breakfast" at Rachel's school.  She was SO excited, I don't think she slept all night!  She helped plan her outfit for the big event, and talked about it all week long!  She even let me put her hair into 2 pony tails!  That almost NEVER happens! LOL...
She's getting SO tall!

Well, What do you think?


Wearing one of her favorites... Hello Kitty!


Grapes & Cheese... hmm.... 
Donut Holes... now THAT's more like it!

Daddy's Little Princess... 

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