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TechyDad and I both love to share movies and parts of our childhood with the boys. One of our latest is Roger Rabbit. While NHL had seen it before, JSL had never really sat down to watch it. Of course, he had met a giant Roger while visiting Walt Disney World.
Granted, JSL did not remember seeing this monster version of Roger. Over the last week, he has decided that it is extremely funny to reply to everyone like Roger. As the days continued, he really got the voice down. A milestone was happening and, as we got out of the car from school the other day, I mentioned I wanted to capture this on video. Well, JSL took that to mean right then and there. The problem was that my hands were full with school gear since NHL was at Hebrew School, and well I didn’t have my video camera.
As my five year old continued to insist and find just the right spot, I agreed. I told him we would test out the new Droid RAZR HD phone that I received as part of the Verizon Lifestyle Blogger program. I have to admit that in the past I have not used my Droid Bionic for video much. It was not the easiest to use and, in a pinch, I always have my regular camera.
JSL was being quite the entertainer. He was super excited and talking fast. Still, you will see from this video that he has got the Roger voice down.
When we got back into the house, I took the video off my phone along with some photos I had taken of the snow earlier in the day. Then I processed the video (had to flip it – ooops) and used my phone to record some audio with an app for the introduction. When it was finished, I put it onto YouTube to share.
I would love to know what parenting moments you have captured on the go with your cell phone?
Disclosure: As a member of the Verizon Lifestyle Blogger program, I am testing out different devices and sharing how I utilize them in my life. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. We have been long time Verizon Wireless customers.
For months now, people all over have been talking about Les Misérables taking over the big screen. While I have not had a chance to see it yet, I have watched the phenomenon take over. It isn’t new for Les Misérables to make a splash thanks to the success it has had on Broadway and traveling productions over the years. Even Shalom Sesame Street made a spoof a few years ago called Les Matzarables for Passover.
While this is a cute example of the long time popularity of the Les Misérables culture, there is now something new out for Passover. The Maccabeats just released a new Passover song that is inspired by Les Misérables. Once again, they show their amazing talent, sense of humor, and reach.
For those getting ready for Pesach, I thought you would enjoy a little break to get into the spirit of the holiday.
If you have other songs or family fun items for the holiday to share, I would love to hear about it in the comments below.
Many people do not realize that the holiday season continues for Jewish people beyond Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We are actually celebrating Sukkot right now. In the past, I have shared photos from our Sukkot celebrations, including those from JSL’s nursery school last year.
While we do not have our own sukkah, the boys helped to make decorations for the one at Hebrew School. We also hope to bring them to visit the one at our synagogue. While I am off sharing traditions with my family, I thought I would include a new Sukkot video from the Fountainheads.
The song is a beautiful parody of a popular song that teaches people about the holiday and was filmed in Israel. Enjoy and happy holidays to all that celebrate
Happy New Year and greetings to an illness after going back to school. Poor JSL has been battling something since he went to the ENT and started ear drops. Bit by bit things intensified as the holiday weekend came upon us. Monday afternoon, I was sure that he had turned a corner. Here is the kiddo doing his best Doc McStuffins impression:
What I didn’t know at the time was he was not doing well (just thought he was stuffy). About thirty minutes after this video was taken, JSL seemed a little warm. His temperature was elevated, but nothing too serious. Then, shortly after that, TechyDad thought he was really burning up. Sure enough, in about twenty minutes, his temperature went from under 99 to 101 (his normal temperature is 97). With his febrile seizure history, I knew we had to call the doctor. Drama played out getting a medication that was in stock at the pharmacy, but we got it. Thanks to the fever, Rosh Hashanah was spent home taking care of the little guy.
JSL was fever free and ready to go back to school on Wednesday. As I pulled out of our driveway, post-nasal drip proved me wrong. I will spare you the details, but let’s just say JSL needed a change of clothing. We walked into school, since I had hoped I could just wipe him down. I was wrong and his teacher noticed how swollen his face was. We went back to the ENT again and now think it was an ear infection that is draining.
My little JSL McStuffins was fascinated with the instruments being used by the doctor to remove wax blocking his ear canal. What was even better was he was having this done while Doc McStuffins was playing on the television in the exam room.
So our Talk Like a Pirate Day Adventures were a little different than I had expected, but in the end JSL had a smile on his way and as of today no ear infection. Bonus, he got some fun new Jake and the Never Land Pirate items later in the day,.
Of course, our doctor’s office got me wondering about things. What does your doctor have to help kids to be “distracted” and assist during an exam or procedure?
Thank goodness times have changed since I was a child. More specifically in the world of Jewish books, music, and videos. When I was growing up, there were few items to read and most only tackled Chanukah. Now, you can find books about the Festival of lights along with Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover, and beyond.
While I am off celebrating the Jewish New Year with my family, I thought I would share some of the new Shalom Sesame that are out there for families to learn about the holidays in an age appropriate manner.
We have seen several of these DVDs that were sent to us from the PJ Library. Now, JSL wants the Rosh Hashanah one thanks to the Sticky Shofar video we watched together.
Once again, to all those that celebrate Rosh Hashanah – I wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy, and Sweet New Year.
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