Monday, December 6, 2010

Hanukkah weekend

It was a beautiful weekend.

We went to the park.

I subject you to this next one because I was trying to capture Noah's running narration. Unfortunately, the leaves make it kind of hard to hear, but you can try to follow along:

Condensed subtitles (he repeats a lot of this stuff): wire, big stick, big rocks, come down there, all done woods, more woods, wire, come daddy!, leaves, leaves (no idea what this word is), ouch, orange

Unfortunately I was not taping when he first went into the woods and declared "Woods! Grammy in there!" I think there is some confusion about which woods Grammy lives in. Apparently it is not this tiny patch of trees in the park.

Then last night we had a great time at our temple's Hanukkah party. Noah was able to sit still for several minutes (!!!) while we lit candles and sang songs, then he painted a menorah, then disassembled said menorah while waiting for the rest of the group to finish. We then watched a short performance by Levi the clown. I know, I also thought it was a bit odd to have a clown at a temple Hanukkah party, but the kids (including Noah) absolutely loved it so I ended up impressed. Noah was very excited to "eat latkes" but didn't actually end up eating any latkes, he did enjoy using a spoon to spread sour cream all over our plates. Finally, we left to go home and had about the cutest scene ever:

Scene: Noah is riding on Chad's shoulders, walking to our car in the dark
Noah (shouts at the sky): Moon? Wherere you moon!??
Rachel: Honey, we can't see the moon because it is behind a cloud
Noah (shouts at the sky): Excuse me cloud! Excuse me cloud!!!!!

It was awesome. And even more impressive when we were talking about the party before bed and Noah said (unprompted) "Moon behind cloud." It is just amazing to me to watch his language and memory develop.

Overall, an excellent weekend!

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