Sunday, March 30, 2014

We went to the zoo the zoo the zoo!

Finally! A nice almost warm day! Lea and I took full advantage of it by going to the zoo. I decided I wanted to be there as soon as they opened cause Lea is so little we need to beat the crowds or its just not fun for her. I also got a membership this year (thank you!) so we were second in line to get in but first through the door. Lea was great the whole time. She held my hand most of the time or was very sure not to go far. We only stayed for half the day because half the zoo is still shut down because most exhibits are seasonal. Thats ok though, we had hit everything just in time for nap time.
Unfortunately Lea only got a 20 minute nap because I woke her up trying to get her in the house, out of her jacket and shoes, out of her muddy pants, and in to bed. I gave up trying to get her to sleep after she sat in bed singing for 45 minutes and I noticed she was trying to climb out of the crib. (Maor might be right, we may have to change her to a toddler bed right when she turns 2, she was very close to figuring out how to get out) So now we are chillin on the couch watching Frozen... Im waiting for her to fall asleep sitting up. She looks like a little zombie. I think bed time is going to be early tonight.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hood 1 done

Well at least I got SOMETHING off my check list. I finally put together one of our family Assassins Creed costumes. I did Leas cloak first because I figured if I messed it up it takes the least amount of fabric. It turned out pretty good. I really should have ironed the edges before I started sewing but Im still learning. It only took me 3 hours to make. (Still learning and I messed around with my sewing machine for about an hour trying to learn all the buttons...I still dont understand most of them.)
We are going to put it on her for the local Purim carnival tomorrow. Im a little excited. We are going to the synagogue that I took my conversion classes at so Im hoping we bump in to some of the couples from our class. I know they have kids. I also want to ask the Rabbi if I can finish where I left off or if I need to start all over.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Pray for the child

I have a hand full of facebooks friends that are religious catholic/christian. I mostly keep them around because we were friends for a bit back when I lived in the deep south and they were truly nice and accepting of me when I was young so I feel rude unfriending them even though most of what they say now as adults insults me as a half agnostic half Jew (meaning I do not believe in god but agree with most of the moral teachings of the Torah and personally prefer to celebrate the Jewish holidays with my Jewish husband over the over merchandised holidays of whoever celebrates Christmas, Easter, and Black Friday.) To be fair I never let my religious preference slip to any of these people in the past or even now because I do not feel that religion or politics are things you should speak about in high school or on twitter with your real name.. especially when extended family can follow you and retweet you before family reunions insuring you NEVER get a good portion of bacon mashed potatoes because you married some jew. (Hes the jew, Im just trying and failing, give me the bacon Great aunt chin hair!) Anyway... One of these friends is going through the tough time of having a sick baby (3 months old in the ICU but hasnt posted what they have) and keeps asking for prayers. That does not bother me. I would actually give up bacon for my child if I thought it would make her better during an ear ache. What bothers me is after a week of only "Pray for my child." followed by heart breaking pictures of a little girl hooked up to machines with NO explanation as to what is going on she posted a picture of trees with white text saying "In tough situations I only trust and thank god." Thats where I had to go, "You only trust god in these times? What about the doctors and nurses that are watching over your baby? Where is their thank you? While I have seen may a "thank you for your prayers" I havent seen a single "thank you nurse"." I didnt actually post that. I would dare upset a good southern family during a hard time... but I really hope she looks up from the floor and tells the actual people standing over her child "Thank you." If she doesnt, here is my small voice... Thank you for your services. Thank you for your dedication. Thank you for caring about a child and their family. Thank you for going to work every day. Lives are in your hands and sometimes we forget that. Please forgive us.