3 down, one to go! The way the Jewish holidays fell this year, school was closed every Thursday and Friday in September, and most Wednesdays, it was early dismissal... yeah, it sucks!
But with Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot under our belt, I feel pretty capable of handling the last 5 day weekend coming up next week... NOT! We will instead probably high-tail it to the northern-kibbutz for a few days of "disconnect" from reality.
This past weekend, we kept the little
devils darlings entertained by buying a Wii.... I know, not a very religious way to spend the holiday. Blame in on Bionic-Grandpa. He has one and Dumpling is getting to be quite good at it. I've never owned a video game in my life, unless you count the original Donkey Kong on my Commodore 64 (I can still "sing" the sound emenating from the cassette tape you had to load to play that thing!)
Anyhow, it's been quite rainy aorund here, so we took the kiddos to a very big mall. Dumpling was in desperate need of new pants that actually covered her ankles and calves. And on the way out, the music store happened to have Wiis in stock. They tend to be a little hard to come buy, so what the heck, we bought one!
And today, we hung out with the Flintstones. Bam-Bam turned 2. It was so much fun to have the girls all playing together. I see Wilma quite often, her new business is across the street from my store, but the kids don't get to play together nearly enough. It always takes Dumpling and Pebbles a little while to warm up to each other, but then, it's like 2 peas in a pod. There is a bond there, it can't be denied.
This party was also the best way to make Sunday afternoon go by faster! Because we have painted, we have play-do'ed, we have gone to the park, we have ridden bikes, we have read and we have exhausted every idea mommy and daddy could come up with. Thank goodness there is school tomorrow morning!