Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Dec 7th

Mr. Boy and I celebrated the season with the good folks at Children's Hospital, where he got some repair work on his jaw from his bout with cellulitis earlier this year. It was NOT fun, and he was such a brave guy.  Check him out all buckled up, and zonked out with his snuggly blanket.  Poor guy was not feeling all that great.By the evening, Mr. Boy was feeling well enough to celebrate the 7th day of Hanukkah with our neighbors who we love and adore.  Let me just pause and say, that I love our neighbors, I love this neighborhood, and I deeply love these people.  My children love them, and they are like having a built in set of grandparents next door.  Mr Boy finds all sorts of reasons to hang out and chat with Mr. Neighbor-stein.  He even wrote a paper about how grateful he is for Mr.& Mrs. Neighbor-stein. 
They had cupcakes and delicious cookies for the kids, taught them how to light the menorah, and why we celebrate Hannukkah.  We participated in the tradition of giving thanks and everyone mentioned the thing they were most thankful for. I said, "Neighbors.  Mr. Boy said, "God"  And little miss AK said, "Jesus!"  How appropriate for HANUKKAH, a JEWISH holiday.  The Neighbor-steins laughed heartily. Thank goodness!

Mr. Boy still couldn't smile all the way or really chow down on the cupcake, but he was able to lick off all the delicious frosting.
We learned how to play the dreidel game wher Mr. Boy quickly learned that odds are in your favor you will win gold coins.

Have I mentioned the Neighbor-steins have the cutest dogs.  AK cannot get enough of this little dog.  She weighs less than 5 lbs, and 4 of those pounds are fur.

And this dog brings me so much joy, he doesn't even look real. Each and every day I drive up the hill and see that little face staring at me out the window. You cannot help but smile when you see that little face.

The Neighbor-steins then gave Hanukkah gifts to the children, and sent them home with their own dreidels and cookies.  Mr. Boy and AK have decided it's time to convert, because Hanukkah is the best! 


Mary said...

That last little doggie looks like a stuffed animal. So cute!!!

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

Awww.....so AWESOME that you have such a wonderful neighborhood and lovely neighbors!

I would love nothing more than to have a connection like that with a family in our new neigborhood.

Poor dude, he looked so bummed in his carseat. But boy, cupcake frosting sure does work some magic, doesn't it!=)

Brooke said...

Poor Nate - that is not fun! I love the Hannukah celebration though - we'll probably have a little harder time finding that in Utah :) Also - LOVE that last little doggy - it REALLY looks like a stuffed animal!

My Not So Simple, Domestic Life said...

Just passing through and saw your post. I think its great that you celebrated Hannukah with your kids. My family is Christian as well, but we have celebrated Passover for the last 5 years. We live in a prodominately Jewish community and it has been a wonderful experience sharing with our neighbors the reason we celebrate a Messianic Passover.

laura said...

what a fabulous story!! your neighbors are lucky to lie next door to you!! xo