Here are Ike and Kathe on their way to a very exclusive Halloween party at ultra hip Black Wagon (our friend Sarah's kids store). Ike is dressed as Duke the Dog (Duke is Kathe's favorite stuffed animal). Kathe, of course is dressed as Lucy the Elephant.
This was the first year that Kathe really got into the spirit of giving - that is us giving gifts to her. She did indeed get lots of cool stuff. Including the pink leotard and tutu she is wearing below. She also enjoyed playing dreidel and collecting gelt. In the photo below she had just annihilated Paul at dreidel as evidenced by the column of gelt displayed on the table. She's our little winner! Don't you go believin' any of Paul's nonsense about that trick dreidel either!
In addition to nightly games of dreidel, we ate nightly piles of latkes. Aryne rivals only her grandmother Jean in latke making. You can tell by Ike's expression that they are delish. Kathe's expression tells another story however....
Perhaps the best Hannukah present of all was a trip to the zoo for Zoo Lights. As is our tradition we went with Oliver and his family. It was loads of fun. It was Ike's first year, but he quickly decided that it was worth staying up late for.