Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Chanukah 2011 (5772)

This year, we celebrated Chanukah at Oma and Opa's house in Saskatoon. Since Chanukah overlapped with Natasha's grandmother's funeral, the celebrations were somewhat muted, but we did mark the occasion.

Sam trying out his Chanukah gift from his grandparents: a laptop designed for little kids. It comes with programs that teach letters, numbers, and shapes, and it even includes a self-contained "social network" consisting of a half-dozen animal friends.

Natasha showing Sam (or is it the other way around? :) the finer points of the new computer.

Rachel was a bit unsure what to make of her gift, a stacking egg toy, but she did seem to enjoy chewing on the various egg pieces.

We lit the menorah most nights of Chanukah; here we are at night #6.

Opa and Sam enjoying Spudnuts, homemade potato-based doughnuts. These are reminiscent of soufganiot, an Israeli doughnut treat. However, I think they were made by popular demand having nothing to do with Chanukah :)

Rachel and Sam wearing their new Chanukah outfits from Sheri. She picked them up while she was in Florida, and we think they are *really* cute!

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