Monday, September 17, 2012

Shanah Tovah! (Happy New Year!)

Today was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. To celebrate this holiday, we all went to synagogue for services in the morning, and despite the lack of a childrens' service (which we had thought was happening), Sam and Rachel were able to be there for the Torah reading, hear the shofar, and throw bread into the river for Tashlich, so they had a pretty full experience.

Following the service, we went back to my (Dave's) parents' house for a potluck lunch and general get-together with a group of family friends. It was the first time that many of them had met Rachel (and, in some cases, Sam as well), so it was great to re-connect with them.

We did not really take too many pictures during the day, so here are some miscellaneous cute pictures of Sam and Rachel (mostly) :) Enjoy!
Hanging out in the living room at my parents' house.
Enjoying a mid-afternoon bottle.
Towards the end of the afternoon, we had fun singing a mix of Jewish tunes and folk songs.
I joined in on the guitar :)Rachel had fun playing with a helicopter during the singing,
although in this picture she appears to be trying to eat one of the rotors.
After her bath tonight, Rachel's hair was veering off madly in all directions,
so we took advantage of the opportunity to get several...... very cute...... pictures of our bathing beauty :)

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Dave! Happy Rosh Hashanah to you and your family! Yes, the pictures are precious!


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