Chanukah is not a big holiday in our family (or in the Jewish religion). However hubby and I try to make it special with a few family traditions. Chanukah is 8 nights so to celebrate we light the menorah and opening a gift each night. This year it started in Christmas Eve and ended on New Years Eve.

Day #1

This year we started Chanukah with family over for brunch. I didn’t take any pics, but luckily my mother-in-law took a few.

I made Pumpkin French Toast Casserole, Oatmeal and Berry Casserole and Egg and Veggie Casserole.

We exchanged gifts and hung out for a bit before nap time.

Later that night, my friend Stacee and her son Brayden came over for dinner.

After dinner hubby took the kids and our guests on a holiday light scavenger hunt where they bumped into Olaf.Day #2

The next morning we started a new tradition by reading a Chanukah book at breakfast.We hung out in our Pj’s and I drank lot’s of coffee from my new favorite mug.We celebrated Chanukah that night in Chinatown.

Day #3

Sarah got to join us for Babycino where we celebrated with a little party. Later that day my college friend, Sivan and her fiance, were in the town so they came by to visit.Lighting the menorah every night was something the kids really looked forward to. They even asked if they could light it earlier several times through out the day.

Can you see Jacob’s hands on his eyes? Jacob got confused and thought we were lighting Shabbat candles. So cute!His turn to light his foam menorah.The gifts that night were their favorite! Sarah got a dog and a carrier while Jacob got a trash truck.Day #4

 For dinner I made our favorite Chanukah food, latkes. I set up a bar with different toppings and sauces and then everyone creates their own stack. We love it! Our current favorite is caprese style! Yum! Day #5

We attended our synagogue’s community celebration. They had arts and crafts for the kids, food, a juggler and lit the huge menorah.

Day #6

The kiddos wanted a picture with their menorahs.

Day #7

Day #8

We celebrated the 8th night at our friends house during a little NYE party.Happy holidays from my family to yours!

To see previous posts click below.

Chanukah 2015

Chanukah 2014

Chanukah 2013

Chanukah 2012

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