"To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable,
and wealthy, not rich;
to study hard, think quietly,
talk gently, act frankly;
to listen to stars and birds,
to babes and sages, with open heart;
to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely,
await occasions, hurry never.
In a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony."
- William Henry Channing
Today, our "guest lecturer"/nanny, Leah shared her family's traditions with us. I can't tell you how excited the kids were (especially Olivia). Leah celebrates Chanukah and made us some yummy food that she usually prepares at this time of year.
She made Latkes and Matzo ball soup -- the best I have ever tried.
As you can see below, the kids loved it.
Well, not all of the kids....Ellie decided to stick with a hot dog. You can't win them all!
Leah also taught the kids about the Menorah, and -- the biggest hit -- the dreidel game. Woo hoo! It was hoppin' around here. happy Chanukah, everybody! Thank you, Leah, for sharing with us!