Monday, December 24, 2007

And then there were THREE

It seems like it was not too long ago when Kelev joined our family. And now when I look outside, what do I see? Achat, shtayim, shalosh...yi, er,, dos, tres...un deux, trois...- no matter what language I count in, I see THREE dogs!

We're dog-sitting for an extended period of time. PHD's cousin's wife has been very ill and in the hospital so we're taking care of their dogs until she is well enough again to have the dogs around. I love Milo (the big brown dog), LO loves Macaroon (the little black dog), and Kelev loves the company, so it seems that we don't mind however long they will need to be around. It certainly does make life interesting here though.

Please daven for Avia bat Sarah.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A gift for Abba

On the afternoon just before the first candle of Chanukah, I walked into LO's classroom to pick her up from school. She was so excited that she could barely contain herself... "Ima, I got a present for Abba!" She ran over to the corner and she presented me with a large Ziploc bag. Inside of the bag was a very large avocado. I asked her where she got it and she explained that she had bought it in the Panther Store with her Panther dollars.

Panther dollars are a reward for the kids when they do something good like help a teacher, behave nicely, help a classmate with their homework, etc. They are given out just about every day and the kids are allowed to take the dollars they have earned to the Panther Store (which is basically full of nothing but little junky toys like you might see in a birthday party goody bag). You can tell when the kids have gone to the store because each one of them is playing with their new little toy. Imagine my surprise that LO chose to get something for PHD rather than to bring home another useless toy. It certainly was one of the most heartfelt gifts ever. Geez, does this kid make me proud.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

LO's first concert

A friend from Hebrew school brought LO to a Rick Recht concert motzei Shabbos. LO was starstruck. The friend's mother bought a CD for LO at the concert. I'm not sure I am going to survive another day of this...

I liked it much better when LO wanted to listen to this guy all day...