I can hardly believe or understand how a whole 7 days of chanuka flew by. We kicked off the first night with an awesome party at The FamBily House. S&S and The Freddies were there too! The Crazy Lady cooked up a delicious spread and there was a whole bunch of gift-giving. Quite the exciting party. On Thursday morning (the 2nd day of chanuka) we woke up to the exciting news that The Freddies had welcomed a son into their fambily! Yay!!! The third day of Chanuka was Friday and we celebrated with a party at gan with Buzz and his whole class. It was pretty adorable - I've got to get those pictures off of the 'other' camera. We were joined for the fourth candle - shabbos chanuka - by Ari Krischer and a friend. It was quite the funny wekeend and everybody seemed to enjoy. Not wanting to send them away without gifts I invited them to harvest some of the delicious juicy citrus fruits from The FamBily garden - oranges and pomellos aplenty for everyone.
The Crazy Lady was awesome and packed us some dinner-to-go. we got some awesome vegetable soup, and Z absconded with a whole tray of leftover Indian-style chicken with chickpeas. As usual his eyes were bigger than his stomach (so I'll be returning two legs and a thigh to The FamBily tomorrow.)
We lit our candles and enjoyed a delicious dinner. Then we gave Buzz his second present of the holiday. (Though to be fair, his first one was a new toothbrush that he needed desperately...) We managed to snag an awesome kiddie power-tool-kit from one of the buy/sell/swap groups that I haunt. Totally worth it! yes it requires batteries and makes sounds, but somehow they're not so annoying because they just sound like power-tools. To be honest though, he seems to like the safety-goggles and (quiet) flashlight the best, so I'm not complaining,