Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Hannukah

I grew up in a Jewish household.  We didn't do Santa.  No Advent. No Christmas.  And like many other American Jewish families we did Hanukkah with presents, potato latkes and house decorations. 

Truthfully neither me or the other half are into the religious aspect of any holidays, but I'd like to pass on my cultural heritage to the kids.  We asked the kids if they wanted to do Hanukkah or Christmas this year and they said, "Hanukkah."  I think this is partially due to Moo's very close relationship with Grandma.

So here we have our menorah on the first night of Hanukkah.

Great menorah, eh?  It's a circus tent with circus characters around it.  I'll try to get a better photo of it in the next 8 days.  I was trying to take a photo to highlight the burning candles.  The menorah was a gift to Mollie from her Great Aunt Roz.

The kids say, "Thank  you Grandma!"
Mollie received as expected her "looks like me" American Girl doll.  She was over the top thrilled even though she doesn't look it in the photo.  She was very excited by the earrings.  I wonder if she'll have kittens when she sees the kittens for her AG dolls that a Christmas Elf is bringing from America later this month.

hannukah1 mollie

Will got a roadway set that goes with the parking garage that he already has, and can connect it in with the train set. 

hanukkah1 will
I think potato latkes will be on the menu on Friday night.  At least with potato + fried, I am fairly sure that Will will eat it!


Chantal said...

That Menorah is very sweet. My knowledge of Jewish celebrations is very limited so I am looking forward to reading more of your posts about Hanukkah and learning lots more :)

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Happy Hanukkah, I look forward to reading your posts and learning a little more.


Lesley said...

Happy Hanukkah! I'm with Clo, I look forward to learning more about your customs. And that AG doll is gorgeous and recipe for the Potatoe Latkes please :D

Kat said...

That's the cutest menorah I've ever seen! I want to do Hannukah one year instead of Christmas. Will watch your celebrations very closely and also would *love* potato latke recipe. I think that would get me lots of points :)

mermaids said...

now you need to sew lots of dolly clothes for that new doll. :)

willow and moo said...

Yes, yes, I will post the potato latke recipe.

Teri, I know, I know. I need to sew the 'girls' some clothes. I made Rebecca the ModKids Kyoko dress which was a great pattern. I ordered a book from Amazon with some patterns too which will arrive with our friends from Chicago in 3 weeks!
I need to take a picture because I bought two doll beds from Ikea for the dolls.

Tanya said...

Hi Sara- I am starting to feel abit human so thought I would have a quick blog catch up- well, it wont be quick, will it? You have been so busy! Hey, your friends from Chicago are coming to visit? I loved Chicago- AND the weather was pretty great- I don't mind cold if it's sunny. I went to the AG store and got entirely overwhelmed and laughed a lot! Moo's felting is amazing, great effort. Tan

Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life said...

That menorah is adorable! I hope your daughter is enjoying her new doll.