I had such a great day yesterday. Got lots done, had some wonderful help from a friend (thank you CG!), and felt excited that my brothers and Robert's brother were coming in that evening.
I got really tired as early evening rolled in. I tried to rest, but there was too much going on that I kept popping up to take care of the kids. Robert is very busily and concertedly working on the d'var Torah that he will teach Ya'akov for his BarMitzvah.
I went to sleep later than I should have, very tired and very worn out (but happy after having time with the brothers!!).
I woke up with a screaming migraine. OMG, so unfair!!!
This morning was a special morning as well, as it would be Ya'akov's first time reading from the Torah at all, at the regular Thursday morning Torah reading.
I had to tank myself up on all sorts of meds (I have no migraine medicine. I am allergic), and I got to the synagogue with dark glasses on. I was there with him- it would have upset him (and me!) to much if I didn't make it there.
We had a small celebration after services with some cookies, cake, whiskey (thanks Pete!) and drinks. Here are some pics from that:
|Ya'akov riding on the shoulders of one of the shul members, with Dov poking in|
|The red kippa kid in the middle?|
That's my boy reading Torah!
|my two brothers, looking like twins, but they're not.|
|The three Kashin sibs, together in the Holy Land|
|All adult family members present for the auspicious occasion|
|four Klein sibs, enjoying each other|
|a hug-able moment|