Monday, March 30, 2009
Poor Miss Judy. Karma sucks sometimes. I would give just about anything to see what's going on in the other two facilities right now!
Here's the article from the Lake County Daily Herald
Jacob LOVES playing the violin. I have to admit that he's not too bad at it either. I actually don't mind listening to him practice because the songs actually sound like what they are supposed to sound like. His concert was huge. All of the kids (4th grade through high school) that feed into their high school were invited to play. I was amazed at the middle school orchestra. They were playing stuff that we might have played in high school and sounded awesome. Anyway, here are some pictures.
4th grade strings. Behind them and to the left is the middle school group. To the right are the 5th graders.
Jacob waves from his spot.
Jacob just before going inside.
Hannah was so excited that it snowed on her birthday. It wasn't as bad as what they had been calling for, which was good. We were supposed to get 10 inches of snow and got about 3 because it rained longer than they thought it would. Of course, it all melted Sunday since it was in the 50's. Anyway, we had her birthday party on Sunday afternoon and a ton of her friends showed up. (Thank goodness for places that don't charge per child!) Here are a few pictures.
Jacob on the rope swing.
Hannah on the rock wall (the girl on the right). She loved this and proved to be a great climber!
I love this one of Daniel. Pretty typical!
The kids get instructions before going into the playroom.
Jacob and me on the big slide.
Hannah blows out her candles.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
This is kind of exciting...
I belong to a listserv for non-Jewish mothers raising Jewish children run by the Jewish Outreach Institute. 95% of the time, the things that go on make me want to quit. Not only are these girls way hard core, but they're very judgemental about others. It makes me so mad. Anyway, the leader of the listserv sent out a post about a lady that writes a monthly column for The Jewish Week newspaper. She's writing an article about the term Shiksa and would like to know our opinions/experiences with the word. I had to write her because A) I love the term Shiksa and B) my fantasy football team name was Shiksappeal.
So, I wrote her an e-mail with the information we were told she was looking for and got an e-mail back saying that she'd definitely use my experiences in her article. How cool is that? We'll see if I actually get in or if she uses my name (I said she could). Her article should come out next week.
Monday, March 09, 2009
This is Union Station in Kansas City.
Daniel sits in front of an old sign while we wait for the train. All Aboard!
The observation car. The kids loved hanging out in here.
We ate breakfast in the dining car.
These were our actual seats. Lots of room and pretty comfy.
A view of downtown Chicago from the train.
We took the Metra into Buffalo Grove where Bobbi and Ed picked us up.
Hannah, David, Daniel and Jacob pose for a picture.
Bobbi scheduled manicures for everyone. Here, Bobbi, Rachel and Hannah get their nails done.
At the wedding, they took pictures of each family group. This was ours.
The weekend went by so fast. Here the kids are on the train headed home. This was the observation car.
The boys look out the window and see the Mississippi River.