Ironically, none of these photos actually show our whole family together but that is really how we've spent most of the weekend. Except for a couple of naps (on my part!) and a mom's night out (also on my part!), but that's how I get a break from being a stay-at-home mom and it's given Dave and the kids a lot of time together.
The weekend is probably best described in pictures, although we have no pictures from Saturday when we wanted to go to Cafe O Play but the waiting list was too long so we went to Alliah's library and got a bunch of good books, Dave got a haircut while I read some of the good books to Sam and Rachel and then we went to SuperStore and got smoothies, some awesome rain boots for Sam and a few other things we needed.
Sunday we went to Temple Tykes at TBO. We read the story of Joseph and then the kids each made a Coat of Many Colours. Here is Sam modelling his. Sam had a lot of ideas for his coat including a train, a car and his name on it. He has really enjoyed wearing it!
This is not to say that these foods don't have a certain, acquired-taste kind of appeal, but candy they are not. The whole idea behind the kosher laws is to create faith-oriented restrictions around what you can eat (and when), and the end result tends to be food that is a pale, inferior imitation of its non-kosher equivalent. So, in short, I feel sorry for any Jewish kids who, in addition to dealing with a diet of kosher food, must also make do with this unappealing, but gastronomic/theologically appropriate version of its trief (non-kosher) cousin.
Then Sam was jumping up and giving Rachel kisses on the head. She was laughing and I was laughing and it was very cute.
And these are just random pictures of Sam playing. I love how self-entertaining he is. He has been playing downstairs for about half an hour now and all he has is his wagon of blocks and some Kleenex. At one point he had all his blocks lined up on the baseboard and it was so cute! (In fact, they are still there.)
Okay we're heading back to our Family Day weekend of Family Together-ness. It's been great so far and I hope yours has been too!