Archive for July, 2009

Brenda’s Aunt Laura

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Brenda’s Aunt Laura sent us this great picture.

Brenda and Her Aunt Laura

Brenda and Her Aunt Laura

They look great.

Brenda As A Maccabee

Saturday, July 18th, 2009
This is Brenda at Temple. It was probly around Chanukah. I just came acrossed it decided to post it. She is dressed/ geared up like a Maccabee warrior.

Brenda as a Maccabee

Brenda as a Maccabee

Maccabees were a family that lived around 170-160 B.C. that resisted the Syrian dictator Anitochus as he took over the Jewish temple in 171-164 B.C.

The Maccabees with their father Mattitias gathered a small army to fight against the Syrians who were occupying the Temple. Mattatias with his five sons  Judah, John, Simon, Eliazer, and Jonathan began to fight.

When Mattatias fell ill and died, the leadership went to his son Judah who then led the army. Maccabeus meant “the hammerer.” In the days of Rebellion Judas recieved this name maccabee. Judah as their leader led an unskilled commando army of only a few thousand. The Jews fought in the hills and defeated 20,000 Syrians. News of the defeat preceded them so when they came to the temple it left empty. They cleansed the Temple and rededicated it, they made a new menorah and restored it to its proper use.

Judah Maccabee became a popular hero, a symbol of religious freedom and Israel’s national liberation. The hero of Hanukkah is considered a symbol of a military victory over great odds.

Brenda Could Sell Tires

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

I was getting a tire patch the other day. I happened to have my camera. To pass the time we had a little fun taking pictures. Very little. Brenda posed maybe 30 seconds. Only got two pictures. Anyhow this one is pretty cute.

Brenda Sells Tires

Brenda Sells Tires

I would buy those tires.

Nurse Brenda

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

From time to time, we ask Brenda what she would like to be when she grows up. One of her common responses is that she wants to be a nurse, like her mom. Brenda’s summer camp asked her to dress up like what she wants to be when she grows up. I thought a nurse would be a good choice.

I didn’t have any of her mothers things or even Brenda’s toy doctor kit so I had to be creative. Here is what I was able to do with construction paper.

Nurse Brenda

Nurse Brenda

It is so cute to hear her say stethoscope.