Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wordless{ish} Wednesday

I'm our resident Christmas expert, and Brent is in charge of Em's Hanukkah experience. Although this is technically Em's fourth Hanukkah, this is the first year that Brent is actively explaining its cultural significance to her. Well, as much as one can explain it to a 3-year-old.

Last night was the first of the eight-night celebration, so we lit the first candles on the menorah.
Em's first Hanukkah
Em, we're going to light the candles...

Em's first Hanukkah
FIRE!!! Ima just gonna stay over here, Daddy. 

Em's first Hanukkah
Light it up, but be careful not to set ablaze any of the million Christmas directions Mommy just *had* to have. 

 Em's first Hanukkah
There you have it! Oh, wait! There's more! 

How 'bout a little surprise to celebrate?
Em's first Hanukkah 
I'll close my eyes, Daddy!

Em's first Hanukkah 
A new book!

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Hey, even Buddy is getting into the spirit.

Happy Hanukkah, everyone!

4 comments:

  1. Nanette,

    Please tell Brent and Buddy that the candles go in from the right to left, not the left to the right! Also, it is much safer to move the menorah to a kitchen table and light the candles there (much like Shabbat candles) so that you don't burn down the house!

    Happy (Fire-Free) Hanukkah to all!

    xoxo,
    TDR

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  2. I feel like Brent should be in an armadillo costume. "The Holiday Armadillo" sharing the story of Hanukkah! You can invite Santa and Superman, too, if you want. ;)

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  3. How nice that you're sharing both traditions with her. Love the tiny yamaka on Buddy's head. =)

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  4. I love when kids grow up in culturally diverse homes. Mike and I are pretty much the same in race, religion, ethnicity, upbringing. Gonna be pretty bland for our kids.

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