Sunday, August 14, 2011
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!
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
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
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.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
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
Sunday, February 20, 2011
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
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
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!
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