Monday, December 29, 2008

Birthday Photos

First was the 7th night of Chanukah, celebrated at my parents' house with candles and dreidel games...
(Sam will *not* take out his paci for a picture, no matter how nicely I ask....and if I steal it away, he just cries which ruins the picture anyway. I can't wait to get rid of the darn thing.)

My mom taught David to play Cat's Cradle, which was probably even more fun for me! If you haven't played it in a while, it rocks....

Then...yesterday was my birthday, and we spent they day celebrating with a trip to the Milwaukee Public Museum (a great museum, if you're ever in town). They have a permanent butterfly exhibit.
My personal favorite part of the Museum is the Streets of Old Milwaukee, a reproduction of the gas-lit streets of yesteryear. I've always loved looking in the windows of all the houses and shops. It was only 10:15am but we popped into the candy store and I bought some Raisinets (health food, right?) and doled them out to my little people. How silly is this: you're not allowed to eat in the museum, but they sell candy. We were allowed to eat inside the shop, so we did.
This picture definitely falls into the category of "no one except mom is looking at the camera or even interested in having their picture taken but we're going to document this moment, darnit." Yeah. Thanks for trying, dad. (He took all the pictures that actually have me in them!)

But of all the pics of the weekend, I think this face from Yael wins as my Best Shot of the week. I'm not even sure what it means, but it was too cute to pass up.
Stay tuned for the winners of all the Tzedakah giveaways from the past week....and stay tuned for information about Israel. If you're interested, follow the updates of Jack and Jameel, as well as ynetnews and safety and peace come soon.


Baila said...

Happy Birthday!

Paul Kipnes said...

The pix make it just like I was there. Where's my piece of cake?

Cat said...

Happy Birthday!