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:
What do you think. . . was NHL happy????
He was just too happy to be able to "play" the guitar and have all eyes on him:
Meanwhile others were surfing the web during the show:
Other cousins did puzzles:
JL then suggested taking a photo from under the glass table. So I did!
Nana and Papa played with JSL:
It is not a smile, but it is an interesting face on my father:
Perhaps JSL’s reaction to Papa’s face:
Mimi taught JSL to "make nice" over the weekend. Here he is trying to pet her face:
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!