Friday, December 7, 2012

Mrs Katz and Tush

We had such a fun time with this book.  Daniel loved the story and was very excited to pull out the Christmas ornament that goes with this book.

One funny moment when I realized that we had done so much to make our stories real that Daniel had come to expect it.  This is a story of a young boy who befriends a lonely older Jewish woman.  As they get to know each other she shares of her past and the celebrations that are a part of her faith.  One of the celebrations is the Passover which he shares with her.  During the celebration she gives him a hand-made knitted sweater.  Daniel excitedly asked if I was going to knit him a sweater this week!  LOL  I have enjoyed knitting in the past, but its hard on my hands now.  (They took a beating during my difficult pregnancies and its just hard to do some things now.)

I didn't take a lot of pictures, but here a a few from our meal.  Daniel making potato latkes.  He enjoys cooking - as have all of my children.  I love that Five in a Row incorporates cooking with our lessons!

As we were getting ready for our meal, Daniel insisted that it needed to look nice - just like in the story.  As we spread out the tablecloth, he asked me if this was my wedding "chuppa".  (Like in the story.)  Nope, didn't have one of those.  We also had polish kielbasa (a family favorite), pickles and sauerkraut.  
 Enjoying a fun meal together.
 We have tried many new foods over the years and made lots of sweet memories with cooking.  As we learn to cook more healthily and gluten free, I'm thankful for help in the kitchen!