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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mom Dot Blog Party: Day 1




(Matt is on the Left, Sophie is in the Middle, and Chris is on the Right -- Peyton is absent for some reason :-( )

Here's one of Sophie & Peyton together, but this was slightly after Christmas, this was actually New Years:


Yay! It's day one of om Dot's Blog Party, and I'm here to introduce you to my family and to tell you a little bit about our Holiday traditions! I'm Michelle, and I have 4 children. Christopher is 12 (almost 13!), Matthew is 11, Sophie-Rose is 3 1/2 (will be 4 just 3 days before Christmas!) and Peyton is 2.

Our family is special because we celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. We have many special memories of celebrating both holidays. We decorate the house with blue and silver (traditional Hanukkah colors) and put up Star of David tinsel throughout the house. We also have a really cool Holographic light up Menorah that my mother purchased for me last year for Christmas (yes, I know the irony of it! haha). We'll celebrate each night of Hanukkah by lighting our Menorah, and the kids (especially my younger ones) enjoy doing Hanukkah crafts.


And then we do the whole big traditional Christmas, with the whole big tree and all the trimmings. I have a big family and we spend a lot of time with my family on Christmas Eve over my Cousin's house, when we always get a special visit from Santa Claus! Christmas Day is spent over my parents house, where all the kids are spoiled with a TON of presents.





I will try to come back and update this post with some more pictures. We bought a new computer last year when our computer crashed, and I *think* all the pictures from last year are on that crashed computer. Please excuse my lame post without more holiday-ish pictures!






29 comments:

Tena said...

Your family truly is special, love that you celebrate both holidays!

P.S. O love the name of your blog!

Tracye said...

Nice to meet you!

CallansMama said...

The kids are gorgeous. Love your page.

3 Kids and Us said...

How fun that you celebrate two holidays.

ccswch said...

How fun to celebrate two holidays!

sandy said...

Cute kids!

Momstart said...

It isn't lame, you have a great story.

I love the picture for don't like the walls

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Two of my boys are 12 and 11 as well and the 11 year old is named Matt :-)

MMJ said...

Cute kiddos!!

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

That's great that you share both holidays. Thanks for sharing.

Staci said...

I bet the kids enjoy both holidays! You have such cuties.

Trish said...

That must be crazy trying to celebrate both holidays.

Melissa said...

Nice to met you! Great Blog title and header!

The Blonde Diaries said...

What a great holiday story. I like how you are able to blend both holidays and celebrate them together.

Natalie said...

I love your background/page. My mom is from Groton Mass. I have several wonderful memories of Christmas in New England

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

I can't believe I haven't found your blog sooner, the picture in your header alone is enough to bring me back! Here's My Day 1!

Amy said...

I have a Christmas baby too. I got to bring my son home on Christmas Eve, dressed as Santa.

Kimberly @ AllAboutKimberly said...

How neat that ya'll celebrate both holidays. That's great.

Kimberly
http://www.allaboutkimberly.com

Proud Mommy said...

Cute kids!!

Melissa said...

What cute photos!!

Sarah said...

Michy! I'm reporting you to the holiday police! Double dipping? Well, Since it's for the children (too) I guess we can let it pass! How awesome that you honor both heritages (is that a word?). Awesome!

Shasta said...

Wow, that's so neat that you celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. I bet the kids love getting to do both holidays and learn about both! Very interesting!

Lindi said...

beautiful family

Amanda said...

Your kids are too cute! They've gotta love that they get to celebrate 2 holidays.

The Party of Five said...

I am in the same boat as you are. Our computer crashed and now I have no pics on the new one. I guess I could get out the CD's but right now that is just too much effort.

Rita @ My Precious Pennies said...

It must be great to celebrate 2 holidays...!!

Rebekah said...

Wow Christmas and Hannukah, I hope you don't have any birthdays in there too, Lol. I love your kids names! Happy HOlidays!

Jaime @ Just Add Laughter said...

Beautiful kids!!

One tradition I would love to start when my youngest is a little older would be to learn about other holidays, like Hanukkah.

Nice to meet you!

On The Verge said...

Your kids are just adorable!