There were lots and lots of kids at this year’s passover seder at my parents’ house! Their house and the tables were beautiful when we first walked in… in a few hours, it would be like a hurricane blew through!
I came a bit early and hung out with Tamir and Jen’s family. Aviva let me french braid her hair. Later, I sat with Leo in the back of the car as we drove over to my parents house:
Right away, before everyone got all crazy, Hanan suggested we take a photo of the kids who were there.
Somehow, we got Solomon, Joel, Aviva, Ellie, Leo, Isabel and Dara to sit on the couch together.
Everyone started to play as we waited for the rest of the guests to arrive to start the Seder.
It was taking us a little while to get started and everyone was getting hungry.
Dad leads the Passover Kiddush.
And everyone follows mom into the living room/playroom.
This year, instead of sitting around the table, we did the Passover Seder, “kids style” with everyone on the floor. Mom was very excited to lead it.
Mom explains what’s on the Seder plate:
And Dara, who’s 6 years old, is proficient in the 4 questions, so she leads all the kids in singing. Also, as you can see in this video, Isabel loves Ellie….
and Ellie loves matzah!!!
Then we get to the point in the story about the ten plaques and Aviva and Dara act out the frog plagues.
Finally, it’s time to eat. Kids first.
It wasn’t long before the kids were up and playing again.
Finally, the adults get to eat.
There’s no shortage of food at this Jewish celebration.
More play time…
All that playing makes us hungry for dessert!
I love how the kids watch closely as Lena cuts the cakes. They are just dying to eat a piece!
Ah, I’m stuffed. Let’s play some more!
Here’s me and Leo performing our favorite flipping trick!
Trucks, crayons, running around, playing piano, food! Sweets! Safta’s house is always fun! Happy Passover 2010 everyone!