We made a custom puzzle for Granny Bob’s birthday featuring all our family photos from all the summer visits.
I got this easy and yummy meal from Nate’s mom, who prepared a basket full of recipes with food… for busy days or just fun cooking! This was the first one we made, and even Nate went back for seconds! I am thinking it would be a good moving meal for when Mom and I come to visit and help you unpack.
I made most of my christmas gifts this year… minus your mugs. I started this summer when Nate and I went berry picking, so we could give away jams and jellies. I also had enough energy this weekend (with Carmin visiting) to make some of my candies, but didn’t go crazy like previous years.
Mommy asked for a headband and gloves. I had some very pretty purple wool and had just enought to make this winter set for her. The headband and gloves are from drops design, and the other is a bow tie neck warmer.
I made Melissa a headband too. It was a pretty fair isle pattern on raverly for free
Tonight we unplugged our extra freezer, so it could defrost for the move. I scraped away much of the frosty build up so that it wouldn’t make too much of a mess overnight. Mr. Baby embraced the opportunity to play in snow for the first time.
When Mr. Baby took to throwing the frozen gobs, we moved things into the bathtub.
Mr. Baby will like playing in real snow when we get to Ohio!
We started the evening with a game of dreidel.
We used this helpful chart style instruction sheet to guide our game.
Then, Charlotte lit the Menorah while I sang the blessings.
Baruch ahah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam, asher kiddeshanu b’mitzvotav, vitzivanu, lehadlik ner shel Hanukkah. Give thanks for the blessing of lighting the Hanukkah candles.
Baruch ahah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha-Olam, she-asah missim la-avotaynu bayamim ha-hem barman hazen. Give thanks for the miracles performed for our ancestors.
I put the finishing touches on dinner, while Charlotte read The Chanukkah Guest to the three kiddos.
Latke Topped Salmon served with Applesauce and Sour Cream
Roasted Root Vegetables and Dinner Rolls
Pecan Cheesecake Pie
They don’t look glamorous because my photography is lacking a certain je ne said quoi, as it usually does, but I assure you… they taste glamorous!
I used this recipe. However, I intend to use the changes in the recipe below in future.
Hope your Hanukkah was great like ours!
This time I deep fried them. Too much grease! As much as it is fun to try and follow tradition, my stomach much prefers a mildly oiled panfry instead!!!
Earlier today, we tried our new weather shield during today’s drizzle! I expected Mr. Baby to tolerate it, but he actually seems to really like the weather cover.