Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Zealand.. here we come!!

In only 3 more sleeps we're going to be heading 'home' to New Zealand for an 8 week summer vacation!
And yes, we're all pretty excited about it!
We're going to be leaving behind this Middle Eastern heat... yippee! we're heading to a very cold Winter over on the side of the world.
Here's a small glimpse of New Zealand for you...

We hope to continue updating the blog while we're in New Zealand...

and we'll be seeing you three very soon!!

Our June...

a few crafts... before vacation!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Daves 30th!!!

Yesterday we put together a suprise party in the forest for Dave's 30th!
He sure was suprised!
This year i made for him a cake fit for an Architect! with house plans and all!!
The hardest part was painting on those house plans with food colouring!

and here's our darling Yoav surrounded with love! With Nana and his cousins.
And also celebrating with us were some very good friends Matt, Courtney and their little one Graham. We love you guys.. and are going to miss you SO much when you leave Israel.
and here we all are... minus Jonathan and May.
Thanks guys for coming and making it such a wonderful afternoon for Dave!

Iced cookies and cake!

So i decided to give this a try again for the second time... and actually im really beginning to enjoy this cookie decorating! I made these for some dear friends of ours who's 3 little ones are all having their birthdays while we're overseas. So yes, it was an early birthday gift!

And here a quick snapshot of one of the cakes i made this week for a friends 50th birthday.
It was done in a HUGE hurry! but she still enjoyed it!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Our Shavuot!

Yes, i do realize that im a week late in getting this posted on here, but this past week we've had a rather sick Shalev to take care of and honestly Blogging has been the last thing on my mind!
But here i am... with last weekends adventures! Our Shavuot meal... bread, cheese and the fruits of the land!(and chicken)
On the day of Shavuot (Feast of weeks) we traveled north with some dear friends to a Kibbutz which has a friendly-sized animal park.
here is shalev feeding the goatsMummy with the rabbits!Daddy with Yoav and Shmuel

The kids all made their own Labane (with a little help of course)
and then we were given dough to flatten out
and then it was cooked. We then ate the Labane with the Pita.

For those of you who dont know... Shavuot is known for its dairy products and cheesecakes are a famous treat for this occasion. So this year instead of making a cheesecake i made cheesecups! (yes im always willing to try new things!)
and yes, they were delicious!

On the evening of Shavuot we then went down the road to a beautiful Kibbutz called Mishmar HaEmek. We were invited by good friends of ours who live there. They put together a wonderful show and display of harvest, new fruits, tractors, horses, dancing, music and plenty more. It was a lot of fun!!

have a great week!!