"So when you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree..."

Jewish Baby Action Shot!
It's the first night of Hanukkah!

Last year, PJ was only a week or two old, and Hanukkah went by in a sleep-deprived haze! I don't think we lit the menorah once, and if we had, we would have likely burned down the house in our confusion!

This year, PJ is one (ONE!!!) and even though he still has no idea what's going on, we lit the candles as a family for the first time ever! PJ played with all of the Hanukkah toys his Bubbie got him last year and with the special Hanukkah Little People set his Aunt Jen gave him at his baby naming!

The day even started out well with a visit with some favorites for coffee, pizza, and grown-up conversation (which I had been starving for with Pete working for two days!). PJ played with his buddy E and laughed his head off! It makes his mama so happy to see PJ surrounded by so much fun! This afternoon, my favorite mother's helper Gabby came over to play with PJ while Pete and I got some stuff done around the house! PJ had a blast and I could hear him laughing hysterically the whole time! It was a total win.

After a much-needed bath for PJ (the kid has no table manners!!) we gathered as a little family for the very first time and lit the candles for the first night of Hanukkah! It was a brief but sweet moment, and I can't wait until PJ is old enough to really partcipate!

1 comment

Jen - LifeWithLevi said...

What did PJ think of the flames when you lit it? So cool that he's able to be part of the family holiday traditions.