Friday, December 17, 2010

Rockefeller Tree

I went to American Girl, a three floor store on Fifth Avenue which only houses dolls. I bought a doll named Elizabeth. Maddy got a baby. Mommy took me through the store. Daddy walked out of the store and appeared when it was time to go to the tree. I was getting tired so he took me to Ben and Jerry's, which was in an underground mall, under Rockefeller Center.

Here is Adina with the girls at American Girl. It has been a great holiday season. Maybe we've had enough memories for 2010 and Christmas should be celebrated on the 18th. In my mind it is on the 18th, and that is that. Wishing you all a merry merry, tomorrow, the 18th.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Chanukah Dreidel: Spin, Spin, Spin

Wow! This year Chanukah was on December 1st, way before Christmas. Being Jewish is all about being completely unpredictable. My dad told me some days I may get two presents, others 4, some one and some none. "You just don't know what's going to happen," he said. Well, today was the last day. Things I got: a pipe cleaner vase kit, Cinderella book, a journal, stamp blocks, cool building blocks (from Grandma), Leapster (I picked out at Toys R Us!) and weird doo-dads and a lot of chocolate money I already ate.

Daddy: After eight days I really needed to nap. Her teachers, so she said, told her on the eighth night you get your really big present. I didn't know about that tradition. Ugh, I thought. What is considered really big. Fortunately, Emma forgot about the really big present idea, and was happy to go with the "anything goes" Chanukah format.