Sunday, December 25, 2011

Hanukkah - days 4 and 5

On the 4th day of Hanukkah Ofir was still sick and I made potato latkes as I like them - grated very thin, no eggs or onions, just potatoes. The results are crispy outside and soft and gooey inside - absolutely delicious.

Lila was out with her friend so it was just 4 of us. Ella and Eli played ABC bingo before the dinner.

On the 5th day of Hanukkah we skipped the latkes and made sufganiyout that turned out much better than the first time.

Hanukkah gifts:
Day 4 - Lila - 2 pj bottoms, Ella - post-it noted with E monogram and toe socks (see note), Eli -Kimochis (little creatures that represent feelings)
Day 5 - Lila - 3 last books from the Figure Skating Mystery series by Alina Adams (Axel of Evil, Death Drop, Skate Crime) , Ella - rhythmic gymnastics ribbon  - Eli - gorgeous Hanukkah pop-up book (oh, how I love pop-up books!)

Note: I bought toe socks for Lila on her birthday, Ella said she also wants toe socks. I made a mental note for myself and added them to the list of her Hanukkah gifts. When she saw the socks she said she doesn't like them and never wanted toe socks. At least she loved the little booklet with monogrammed post-it notes that I found in the dollar section at Michael's.

We are celebrating with friends tonight. I am looking forward to nice evening. Meanwhile I want to wish all my friends and blog readers that celebrate Christmas - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), circle punches (Fiskars, EK Success), stamp (Fiskars), ink (Colorbox), stickles (Ranger), ribbon (Doodlebug), glitter (Martha Stewart)


  1. Thank you for sharing all the things you do during Hanukkah. I love it. I especially love the lighting of the candles. They look so beautiful. I love your food and those donuts looks delicious.

  2. Love your snowman card---looks like that is the only snow we are going to see. Love watching you and the family celebrate your traditions.

    Sorry Lila and toe socks didn't work out. I bet you were so proud of yourself for remembering it too.

    Next Logemann Scrap is Feb. 4th--more details are coming out this week or next.

    Enjoy your time with the family this season!

  3. Happy last night of Chanukah! I love all your pictures!

  4. Amazing sufganiot! I tried them just once and they were a disaster! Your latkes sound interesting too. I add egg and onion to mine. Last year I added zucchini but was under strict instruction not to do so this year!