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!

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