Saturday family day (11-24)

Saturday we usually spend the day getting tons of things done that were not accomplished during the week.

This Saturday was different. We were asked to go in the morning to do Shabbos services with my family. Uncle J wanted to stay further from temple and needed people to do everything Friday night, Saturday morning and Saturday evening. We gladly went, as did my parents.

Saturday we started with the service, had left over Thanksgiving food for lunch and then everyone just relaxed. Everyone opted not to do television (very nice) so it was quiet and people talked. The kids had things with them to play. NHL refused to nap – which in the end was NOT a good thing. I joined my two aunts and cousins to play some games. One was Scrabble and let me just say it is not good to play when distracted by two children – including one being nipped at by a dog.

We had a great time. Unfortunately, since it was Shabbos I was not able to take photos until sun down. Not to worry I was able to capture some at that point. . . along with some videos (will be posted later).

NHL sitting with Aunt A while Cousin Ha plays the guitar. NHL was SO thrilled with this:

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What do you think. . . was NHL happy????

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He was just too happy to be able to "play" the guitar and have all eyes on him:

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Meanwhile others were surfing the web during the show:

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Other cousins did puzzles:

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JL then suggested taking a photo from under the glass table. So I did!

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Nana and Papa played with JSL:

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It is not a smile, but it is an interesting face on my father:

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Perhaps JSL’s reaction to Papa’s face:

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Mimi taught JSL to "make nice" over the weekend. Here he is trying to pet her face:

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Now the boys are so confused from all of the extended family being gone. They have just under two weeks to recover before Chanukah weekend with people back in town!


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  • Shawna says:

    NHL is such a ham! I think you’re going to have a rock star on your hands!

  • Kmelion says:

    NHL looks SO cute in his Bucharian kippah!

    And I’ve been doing ‘make nice’ with Nati when I nurse him so he doesn’t yank my hair or try to remove my lips from my face…

  • Kmelion says:

    Just wanted to add…

    The no phones/computer/tv is one of the best things about Shabbat… it makes us HAVE TO spend time with one another (ok, we can each curl up with a book, but still). We play games, we talk…

    In addition, after lighting my candles on Friday night, the BEST feeling comes over me, this feeling of totally letting go of the week and my worries. I know that no matter how much debt we have, no matter what bills are outstanding, the headaches of the week are gone because I know that for the next 25 hours there’s not a darned thing I can do about it.

  • TheAngelForever says:

    Shawna: Thanks! Just wait until I post the video of him singing and playing the guitar with my cousin. It was TOO funny!

    Kmelion: Thanks, NHL loves that kippah. My aunt actually found it and gave it to him. It had been my cousin’s. She thought NHL would keep it on his head better. He does and he loves to wear it to services and anything else where he needs it on.

    JSL hasn’t been too bad with my hair when I nurse him. I now have to tell him to “be nice – not bite” since he keeps clenching down. Talk about OUCH!

    I know what you mean about the family bonding on Shabbos with the no phones/computer/tv – I am not quite there yet. I really enjoyed the time, but not too sure I could do it every week just yet. Maybe that will change soon. For now I enjoy “clicker” control on Shabbos since JL will not touch it.

    C’est Moi