Hello everyone!!! Happy Sunday!
I love listening to Pumpkin play the piano... The song above is more famous from being in Tom n Jerry Cartoons than as a stand alone piece of music. It was called 'The Cat Concerto'.
Yesterday, we went to Russell's Bar Mitzvah ceremony, followed by a lovely 5-course luncheon his parent's hosted at our favorite local restaurant! The ceremony was beautiful, about thanking God for your blessings. The rabbi incorporated Russ' big sister (26) and big brother (23), as well as his parents. There were several times I got choked up, especially when his mom, my friend, Lisa, did!
Russ did a fabulous job reading the Hebrew! His studying for the last year and half really paid off. The rabbi gave him lots of praise for always coming to class prepared and always having a smile. And, that really is Russ!
Fuzzy (who is in the same grade as Russ), Hammer, and Pumpkin were also very impressed with the whole ceremony and Russ' ability and maturity handling all he needed to! It was a long ceremony, about 2 1/2 hours and they followed along in the Torah very well. It was a great experience for all.
However, it was a long day, especially for me! I was up first at 7ish, got myself showered, and then got everyone else going for breakfast and showers. We had to be there by 10am. We didn't get home until 4:30pm.
I was in my pj's by 4:35pm! LOL
Hubby did take the boys over to GameStop where they sold back some more older video games to get the new Halo 3. WOW. They love it. They got the guide book too, and between the two of them, they are quite a team. Hammer reads it all first, and Fuzzy dives in and plays. Hammer guides him. Then, when Fuzzy gets frustrated or stuck, Hammer will take over for a while.
We did peel them off the game after we had some from pizza and pierogis around 8:30 pm, and about 9:15pm we watched the Numb3ers episode we had recorded for family time.
Then, off to bed for the kids, soon followed by us!
Today Fuzzy had to do makeup homework for school and Hubby worked with him to check it. Pumpkin had a school project she had to do a free-hand drawn, very detailed map of Nepal. That was my job, assisting Pumpkin. In about an hour and a half I was very happy with how it all turned out. Interestingly, Nepal is devoid of large lakes. You learn something new every day! lol
By the way, I have passed 5th grade at my town's school many times..... lol
My back is back to normal. Yesterday, it was still a bit sore... but today, much better. The rest of me still has some issues, but hey, I am not greedy and every little bit helps. Hubby and I even 'paid the bills' last night! <<<waggling eyebrows>>> That always puts a little pep in the step! LOL
And, the RAIN STOPPED! Yay! It left behind beautiful chilly 55 degree fall weather! My favorite!!!!
I am planning on this being a fabulous week!!!!
Halloween is almost here! Pumpkin is the pirate Mary Read. That is all that is a definite right now!