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Friday, November 29, 2013

Hanukkah–Second Night

Last night we celebrated the 2nd night of Hanukkah. We lit the menorah, and then I handed over presents to the kids.

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Everyone was happy because they got exactly what they wanted.

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Zachary asked me for an iPad, or an iPad mini, or an iPod, and when I said no to them all, he asked for a Leap Pad. Lucky for him, I won one!

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Gabbie had been asking for my old camera, but I lost the SD card for it. So when I saw a great deal on a camera, I ordered it for her!

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Simon had been begging for his own calculator. And since I still needed something electronic for him, I asked him what color calculator he wanted and picked one up at Target for $5! Luckily he’s 3, and he’s thrilled.

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So, just after we lit the menorah, Gabbie’s camera was charging, so she still had to figure out how to use it, Zachary was playing with his Leap Pad and Simon was happily entering numbers into his calculator.

Happy kids = Happy mommy!

18 comments:

Annie @ Annie One Can Cook! said...

Simon is so sweet--he looks so proud of his calculator (aren't little ones the best--we could get my little 4-year-old nephew a $.99 Hot Wheels car and he'd think it was the greatest gift in the world--I wouldn't mind him staying like that forever.. even on his wedding day, ha). Looks like it was a good second night of Hanukkah! How/where did you win a Leap Pad? Now THAT is cool!

Breenah said...

Getting a toddler a calculator seems like a brilliant idea.

Tamara Bowman said...

That photo of Simon holding up his calculator so proudly just about did me in. Precious! And unique.

Alex said...

Happy Hanukkah! So lucky to score great deals on all of the gifts! Simon is just the cutest with the calculator!!

Dara said...

yes, I know, it's great to be 3 or 4! Simon loves those little cars too, but we have so many of them already! I won the leap pad from a blog giveaway! I was so excited and Zachary loves it too.

Dara said...

I know, I wish my big kids liked small things like that too!

Dara said...

so far Hanukkah has been going well!

Dara said...

I thought it was a good idea too! Simon thought of it himself. :)

Dara said...

I know, I love it!

Dara said...

yeah, I was happy with the good deals / happy kids!

Becky Bryson said...

Such cute pics! I love that little Simon wanted a calculator. How cute is that?! And good job on the gifts. I knew that you would get that shopping done! :)

Steph said...

Too Cute. I love the young ones 'wish lists' I'm tempted to get my youngest (1.5 years) a box for Christmas. I think she would be content and quite over joyed.

Dara said...

thanks. I know, it is very cute how happy he was with the calculator!

Dara said...

a box is a great idea! :)

Leslie said...

Awwww, I love that Simon was thrilled with calculator. They are so easy to make happy when they are little!

Dara said...

I know, isn't he the cutest? ooh, that is cool that you can write your name! my kids like to write hello. :)

Holly Higgins said...

I love that Simon was so excited to get a calculator. If only they would stay so easy to please! :-)

Dara said...

definitely. that may have been his favorite gift so far, lol!