Sunday, August 14, 2011


Last night, we met Granny and Grandpa McElwain, Brody and Ryan at the boardwalk in Point Pleasant. Despite the crowds, we went on some rides and had ice cream.

Animal Kingdom

For years now, my mom has wanted to take me to Animal Kingdom Zoo. We finally went and we will never go back. The zoo is off the highway in Burlington County. It is a strange, home made collection of animals that I am pretty sure are all illegal or were ordered on the internet. You can feed all the animals from monkeys to giraffes to ostriches this bag of food you purchase. The bag of food contains animal crackers, pop corn and peanuts. I really think PETA needs to get in there and shut the place down!

OCM 2011

Boy do I have some catching up to do...

Every summer we head down to Ocean City, Maryland with Granny and Grandpa McElwain and my cousins. This year we had perfect weather. We played on the beach, went to the rides and checked out the playground. I loved playing with my McElwain cousins!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

beach day!

The other day, we finally made it down the shore! Parker and Macie joined us for the day as we played in the sand, splashed in the water and soaked up some sun. My mommy had a smile on her face the whole time!

4th party

Last night, we had a bbq/pool party with some friends to celebrate the 4th of July. We had a blast splashing around in the pool, eating yummy treats and then my dad had some fireworks that he set off and we watched the annual Lawrence Township fireworks.

cousin and birthday fun!

Last weekend cousin Rebecca came to visit from California. We had so much fun playing, shopping and celebrating my moms birthday with a family party. I wish Rebecca did not live so far away. I also got to spend some time with my cousins Sara and Rachel who were visiting from Maryland.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Last Day of Preschool

It's been awhile... I promise to get some Disney pics posted soon...

Until then, on Monday was my last day of Preschool. I cant believe a year has gone by. I had so much fun at school and can not wait for camp.

At school we had a un-graduation show for the 4 friends that are off to kindergarten. We also sang some songs, had a pizza party, and celebrated the summer birthdays.

Monday, April 25, 2011


The last two weeks have been filled with Passover and Easter celebrations. I had a seder at school (working on getting some pics) and then we did a seder with our friends The Lightmans. We celebrated Easter with an egg hunt at Granny and Grandpa McElwains, egg dying in our underwear and then another hunt with Bubbe and Pop.

YSC Volunteer of the Year

Last week, my mommy was named YSC Volunteer of Year. We went to a brunch in Manayunk and she was awarded a glass award, flowers and a beautiful handmade card. I am so proud of her!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Let's Play Ball!

This week was opening day for our Tball team "The Phillies." We got rained out the week before and the weather was not much better this week. I had a lot of fun fielding, running the bases and hitting the ball.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


PURIM: A Holiday of Reversals
Purim is the most carnivalesque Jewish holiday. It is a day when norms are subverted and reversed to commemorate the reversal of fortune recorded in the Book of Esther. Purim is celebrated with drinking, dressing up, and satirical performances, all recalling the evil decrees of Haman that were ultimately overturned.

To celebrate Purim, we started with a school costume parade and musical performance on Friday. We then noshed on some hamentaschen cookies.

We also went to the annual Purim carnival where we played games and won prizes and of course took home a goldfish! This year we have two that are living in a gladware and they are both named Nemo!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

the final 4th party

sorry for the delay... I think we celebrated my birthday for a whole month! Granny and Grandpa McElwain had a birthday party for me complete with balloons and ice cream cake. All my cousins were there to celebrate!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Celebration at school

It seems like we have been celebrating my birthday for weeks! On Friday, Mommy and Joseph came to my school for shabbat and a birthday celebration. Mommy brought munchkins and mini brownie cup cakes for us to enjoy. Since it was my birthday I got to drink the "wine" from the kiddush cup. After the treats, all my friends asked me questions about my favorite things and then each of my class mates drew a pictures in my giant card. It is good to be 4!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Hunter!

To celebrate my 4th birthday, we went to The Crayola Factory. I watched how crayons were made, colored on the giant side walk, drew on the walls, made some art projects and of course visited the gift shop.

The celebration continued with dinner at Red Robin with Bubbe and Pop and then ice cream cake! It was a great day.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fireman 4th Birthday Party

sorry for the long delay in posts...

Yesterday we had my 4th birthday party. It was held at the fire house in Newtown. We got to make fire truck cookie creations, fire badges, the fire man did a little show and tell, we hit a pinata and then sparky the fire dog came out.

I am so happy so many of my friends and family were able to help me celebrate! I still have another 9 days before I turn 4 but this was a great start!

Hunter's Castle

Welcome to the castle of our new little prince, Hunter Samuel. Sit back and enjoy as our prince starts his journey to become a king. Hunter Samuel McElwain Born on February 15, 2007 at 6:43 pm 7 lbs, 7oz 20.5 inches