This morning at 7 am, I, Benjie, the children, and 2,000 of out nearest and dearest gathered in the field behind the JCC to do Birchas HaChamah. Bircas HaChamah translates to "Blessing of the Sun". Every 28 years, the sun returns to the exact place in the heavens as it was during the Creation of the World. Read HERE for more explanation. I was 3 years old the last time it occurred, and the next time, my children will be older than I am now. It was amazing. I took a bunch of pictures on my mom's camera but cannot get them onto my computer! Such is life.
But since it was such an exciting event, I wanted to let my kids celebrate a little. Kinda cute, huh? Jello Parfaits in sunshine colors. At 8 am. What more can you want?
I probably won't post much for the next week or so-I'll be offline through Sunday, and then we have fun outings planned-Museum of Science and Industry on Monday and the movies on Tuesday. Then I'll be offline again through Thursday night.
Much food has been cooked and floors have been washed. I leave you with my table all ready for the seder, as well as my mother's seder plate (that I LOVE! ) that she shlepped all the way from Philadelphia for me.
See you guys later!