Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Windy City Visit

{Jacket: Anthropologie - on sale!) / Sweater: Gap Outlet / Skirt: J.Crew / Boots and Necklace: Banana Republic (both old) / Scarf: J.Crew (similar - great price!)}

David, Yishai and I just spent the past week in Chicago with David's family for Thanksgiving. We only go a couple of times a year and it was nice to see (almost) all of his family. Now that we have Yishai we want him to be able to see his great-grandparents as much as possible, and David is very fortunate to (thank G-d) still have 3 living grandparents.

It was a packed visit! David's older brother and our sister-in-law hosted not only all of David's family, but all of her family for Thanksgiving as well so it was a full house! There was the requisite crazy amounts of food and lots of fun catching up with all of the siblings. 5 little ones gathered at the table as well, and, as my SIL put it, "It's on for next Thanksgiving!" Hmm...wonder who's bringing the next addition ;) 4 married sibs with a wedding in April; guess we'll have to wait and find out...

And if we hadn't eaten enough, Sunday was our older nephew's 3rd birthday party and first haircut (Upsherin). It is a Jewish custom that many have to not cut a boy's hair until his 3rd birthday. Here is a basic explanation - definitely better than my attempt would have been:) Everyone at the party took a turn cutting of my nephews light brown curls that, until then, had cascaded down his back, most of the time extremely unruly! He loved sitting in the chair being the center of attention:) The transformation, which happened in a matter of minutes, was amazing! He went from looking like a long, curly mop-top to a big kid...It took me a few minutes to adjust to his new look.

For those wondering, yes, David and I will be taking part in this tradition and letting Yishai's hair grow until his 3rd birthday. Right now, Yishai's hair is mostly straight, and I am curious whether or not he will get dark brown curls...I guess we'll wait and see:)

1 comment:

Giovanna said...

Cute look! Loving your necklace and mustard skirt!