My mom came in on Friday morning and left Monday
Either way, while she was in town there was no time to post-much fun to be had, shopping to do, and restaurants in which to dine. It cracks me up-my kids associate Savta (Grandma in Hebrew) coming with dining out! We very rarely dine out otherwise-I'm too much of a cheapy :)
So that brings us to Tuesday,and shockingly, no posts since last Thursday.
Really, nothing too exciting has gone on, with the exception of one thing. Thank G-d, Dovi's back to his normal self and strep has not hit us again. yet. We had a small scare with Benjie on Sunday morning, but he just has a big honking canker sore on one of his tonsils.
Back to our one exciting thing.
Sunday night was the Keshet Dinner. If you're new here, Keshet is Dovi's school that he's gone to for the past five years. Keshet means rainbow in Hebrew. The slogan (is that the right word?) of the school is "A Rainbow of Hope for Children with Special Needs". So every year there is a big, and I mean huge (1300+ people!) gala fundraising dinner, attending by many many dignitaries and movers and shakers :)
Before many Jewish dinners, the ceremonial blessing over the bread is made. Every year, a Keshet child is invited, with a "buddy", to make the blessing. This year, it was none other than the studly Dovi P with his friend Jake. Enjoy the pictures.
Here they are, all ready to go. I didn't realize how much taller Jake is than D!
You're missing out on the cute bead of drool coming out of the left corner of D's mouth.
There is also entertainment at the dinner. The Keshet integrated choir always performs, and for the past two years, there has been an additional headliner performing with the kids. Leas tyear it was Dennis DeYoung, the dude from Stix. Let me tell you, there is nothing more trippy than hearing a bunch of special needs kids warbling "Come Sail Away".
This year, we had someone that will make all women ages 29-39 scream with glee.
Recognize this guy?
C'mon, think hard.
Endless Summer Nights?
Right Here Waiting?
Ahh, now you've got it.
It seems that Richard Marx attending high school with the executive director of Keshet.
So she snagged him. I must say that he has aged nicely. No more bouffant.
He sang Endless Summer Nights, albeit at a different tempo than usual, and Right Here Waiting. Benjie mocked me as I sang along to both. It took me back to Sunday mornings, listening to the Casey Casum America's Top 40 on 94 WKTI on my Walkman...
After he sang on his own, he sang a new song with the Keshet choir. Ready to Fly or some such thing.
Then the Keshet kids sang a few songs, including We Are Family and some others. Frankly, I don't even remember what they sang, because I was concentrating too hard on kneeling down in the front with the other Keshet parents while wearing three inch heels and screaming Dovi's name while waving frantically and trying to snap pictures. Remember my new camera? Well I still have not gotten a bigger memory card than the one it comes with that holds...ahem...13 pictures, so I had to take a picture, check if it was good, and delete if it wasn't.
I'm not sure why they are so dark-I used my flash but whatevs. I'm sure Amy or Gretchen can tell me exactly what I did wrong. Either way. Enjoy.
Dovi is flanked by two of his best friends, Seth and Josh, two absolutely lovely Schechter kids who are so wonderful to Dovi. His other friend David is somewhere in the back. They are so wonderful to him that I want to cry every time I see them and their parents, and hug the mothers. They are Dovi's real friends. My dreams have come true. Cry too if you'd like. It's worth it.
Waving some type of banner, not even sure why. But it was cute.