Last Monday (yes I am a week behind in posts!) was the day my sister-in-law Melanie went back to Israel. So after she packed her suitcases full of American products and packed a suitcase in each car trunk, we went to Sammy’s for a goodbye breakfast.
We also got lunch from Sammy’s and brought it with us to my parents’ house where we hung out for the afternoon. Then we had to say goodbye to them too, and our next stop was Lori and Andrew’s house for dinner from a new (or new to us) restaurant, Tacos N Things. It was quite good. We also got to celebrate Andrew’s birthday, and the kids enjoyed playing together again.
On Tuesday, Dave took Gabbie and Zachary on the train to the city. They went on the Staten Island Ferry so that the kids could see the Statue of Liberty (or the “Skatue of Liberry” if you’re Zachary!). I stayed behind with the baby and we did a little shopping with my sister-in-law Jodi. For dinner, it was guess what? Sammy’s Pizza again! And then we got all of our things packed up to go.
Wednesday was pouring rain and windy. Dave and I went out to Trader Joe’s and the candy store and by the time we got back our flight home had been cancelled. We were put onto another flight, which also ended up getting cancelled. As it turned out, every flight back to Kansas City was cancelled, and it was a good thing, because flying in one of those tiny planes in that weather probably wouldn’t have been much fun. We rescheduled for the following day and got to spend the first night of Hanukkah with our family in NJ – stay tuned for more on that!