Monday, September 30, 2013

celebrating sukkot (or trying to)

Sukkot, which is a harvest festival that lasts seven days, is one of my favorite jewish holidays, and it involves building a dwelling the backyard where you eat all (or most of) your meals and you are encouraged to camp out in it as well. I have lofty plans of one day building a beautiful one and decorating it with the kids and sleeping in it every night, but we are not quite there yet. Maybe some of these will be our inspiration.  

The boys made this sukkah, which I am pretty sure doesn't qualify as a proper sukkah according to jewish law, but it worked for us this year. Hopefully in future years when there isn't a lovely little baby hanging all over us, we will have the time to make something a little more sturdy and well equipped for the inevitable rainy weather we have this time of year. The first night or two of sukkot was pleasantly sunny and beautiful, so we barbecued and feasted and enjoyed our time in the backyard. And then the rains started and the baby knocked the sukkah over (whoops!),  so we headed indoors for the rest of the week. But, it was certainly fun while it lasted. 


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