Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Disney 2012

Our every- other- year trip to Disney to see Jena's china's sisters was a littler quicker and an little smaller this time around, but not less fun. We missed seeing the Smith family and didn't have time to visit with the Florida Big Family-- two good reasons we will have to go back again!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Just Jena

With Stefanie away at camp, Jena and I are enjoying our time together. Today she was my tour guide at the Gardens for Sculpture. She had been there for school and it was my first time so she took her tour guide responsibilities very seriously. It was a beautiful day and we both agreed that we would like to go back again. Maybe we will take Stefanie next time!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Passover!

The highlight of the passover Seder this year was the wonderful "ma nistanna" preformed in Hebrew By Jena and Rafi, followed in Chinese by Stefanie. Great jobs all the way around!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Stefanie!

Stefanie has hit double digits- the big 1-0. It dawned on her this year that we don't know what time she was born. At first she was a little upset that we don't have this information. I told her that she can pick the time and this made her I'm-In-Control personality very happy. For future reference we are celebrating 12 noon as the official time of her birth. Happy birthday Stefanie- we love you!

job well done- JENA!

the whole family enjoyed Jena's Hag Ha Sidur. She did a wonderful job on stage singing and preforming with her classmates. We were all surprised to see that Jena is quite the stage director, using hand gestures to let all her friends know whose turn it was and where they were supposed to stand. I am so used to watching her sit back and let Stef run the show it was a whole new side of Jena to see that she has learned from the master (Stef) and can do a pretty good job running the show too! Hard to believe that 5 years ago she could hardly put two words together- way to go Jena!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Purim preparations

The girls had fun making hamantashen at Amahs house. They enjoyed the whole process until Amah asked if they wanted to help clean the floor, to which they responded with a very polite "no thank you"

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

happy Channukah!

this year the fourth graders each had to write an essay on a miracle that had happened in their own life. Stefanie wrote about what a miracle it was that I was able to adopt her. I couldn't agree more.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Jena all set to go out and Stef wishing I would get the camera out of her face so she could finish her homework!