One of our favorite things about our neighborhood is that it is equally special by day and by night (photo courtesy of Marc’s iPhone).
Meet Peer K. He’s a nice Jewish boy who teaches all the kids at the JCC about ethics. He has books, songs, and stories that drive home such healthy nuggets as “it’s what’s inside that’s important” and “everything matters, everyone counts.”
Nothing like this weekend to remind us how much we lucked out in the friends category. Seriously, who else has friends like the Miracles who OWN THEIR OWN BOUNCY HOUSE and invite the gang over for delicious food and Valentine’s crafts?
Marc and I have been working our butts off lately (literally… our asses have actually shrunken in size), and while this is not necessarily a bad thing when you own your own business, the weekends have become more important than ever. Of course, we’ve come to terms with the fact that there’s no such thing as relaxing on the weekends with a one year old and a four year old, but there IS plenty of fun to be had.
When Annabelle started school this month after the winter break, she and her classmates were asked for new year’s resolutions. She decided she wanted to “work on her art” and, being the four year old type-A personality that she is, has probably created an average of 10+ masterpieces each day. She is always diligently working at a craft table when we pick her up from school, and comes home with a clear project in mind – “Do we have any newspaper? I’m going to make a tree. Not a planting tree with seeds — an artwork tree. Mom can you get out the scissors and cut along this line I drew for you?”