Festive greetings here on the Silly Slutsky blog. It is that time of the year where you embrace all things joyous and special. Especially family moments.
Howard, Diane and their family celebrate Christmas. The other Slutskys celebrate Hanukkah. Together we enjoy Chrismukkah, the combination of the two holidays rolled into one. When you think about it, Christmas and Hanukkah are really just about enjoying family, food and rejoicing about religion, so long as the technicality of the religion is left open to your own interpretation, it is all good. Same holiday different foods, right?
We went to Cincinnati to party it up, Christmukkah style. The kids had a royal blast and the adults got the chance to catch up on small talk with relatives, eat and enjoy a day of rest and relaxation. Nothing says it is a Slutsky family event like latkes, brisket, turkey and various pot luck items.
This is Eli enjoying a latke topped with Black Caviar. When I say that my kids have a gourmet palate I am not shitting you. How many four year olds do you know that willingly eat caviar and actually like it. Weird, I know, I know, but since this is my kids baby book of sorts, I wanted to make a note of Eli's culinary palate, age 4.
These smiles speak for themselves. You can just tell Connor is a happy child, practically every photo of him looks as if he is laughing, because he is always laughing. It is hard to believe he is really Howard's son. I mean, they are like twins only Connor got Diane's coloring, so there is no doubt about it. For those who think Howard never smiles, just look at his oldest son and you almost forget how serious Howard can be.
The highlight of the day was watching the kids open the aunt and uncle's holiday gifts. Our kids took home a huge haul of amazing loot.
Of course Mitchell had to cheeze it up for the obligatory blog photos. Somethings never change.
We are finally at a stage where the little cousins all play together. They love spending time with each other and they practically entertain themselves.
It is actually getting to be fun and easy to socialize with our gaggle of kids outside the walls of our own home. We have arrived my friends, we have finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel and it does get easier. For those moms of multiples who read my blog and wonder when life will be this good, just give it until they are four years old and wait for the magic. Abracadabba, thank you Jesus.
So in honor of all the many celebrations this month I am happy to report that I am making a donation to the Human Fundto recognize all my blog readers, fellow multiple moms, friends, neighbors and their families. I am feeling ever so generous and kind- much like my friend, George Costanza.
Here at the Silly Slutskys we are go with the flow- Hanukkah, Christmas, Festivus or Chrismukkah- no worries, it is all good. Happy Whatever you Celebrate!
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