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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Last Day of Hanukkah

Our 8 day long celebration is coming to a close. If you missed my post earlier this week explaining some of our Hanukkah traditions, check out my post from day 1.

Last night we lit the menorah for the last time this year and the kids got their final gifts. (I did not take pictures of their gifts on night 7, but if you come back tomorrow I will be sharing a recap of all the gifts the kids got).

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8 candles burning brightly. The other day I was asked if the colors of the candles mean anything – nope, just decorative! Gabbie likes to arrange them in a pattern!

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Zachary got perler beads. He loves these things! If you haven’t heard of them they are great for fine motor. You then iron the shapes together to make a permanent piece of junk decor.

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Simon got a Band in a Box. He really seems to like it so far!

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Gabbie got 3 outfits from the ballet line at Gymboree. She loves the outfits and is wearing one of them today.

Guess what else? Mommy got a Hanukkah (and birthday) present too! I used the money I got from my parents for my birthday and for Hanukkah and I bought a bag from Jo Totes. I had been coveting one of these for a long time.

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Dave thinks it looks like a bowling bag, but I think I like it!

Tune in tomorrow for our Hanukkah gift recap post. On Tuesday, I will be participating in Silence and Support for Sandy Hook. Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup says:

On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence. We will post this button and that’s it. Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.

We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services.

Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:

“Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.

ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING.”

Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.

We can’t imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let’s make a difference and use blogging in a positive way.

Thank you in advance for participating.

3 comments:

Raising Reagan said...

Reagan would be a nightmare with all those beads! Maybe when she's older...HAH

Lanaya
www.raising-reagan.com

Shoshanah said...

I always have so much fun playing with the candles on my menorah. I tend to always make a rainbow colored one, or all one color, or alternating, or just the samash a different color. Ha! Basically I need there to be some pattern to it, and lucky for me I don't have any kids in our house who want it done their way. :)

And I loved perler beads as a kid! We used to always do them at summer camp, and I still remember the pain of having one complete, and then knocking it all over as I tried to carry it to the iron.

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