Friday, April 02, 2010
Seder dinner recap
Our Seder dinner was a great success. Here is the table all set and ready to go. We used A.'s china and everyone had a 'grown-up' glass to drink from. (Yes, the 12 year old has a set of china. J.'s mother was in an antique store soon after A. was born and spied a set of china named 'Eugenie'. Since that is A.'s middle name, she decided that baby needed it and brought it home.) We had quite a feast...matzo ball soup, leg of lamb, passover rolls (made with matzo meal), charoset (chopped apples, pecans, cinnamon, sugar), a green salad, with brownies (made with matzo meal) for dessert. I am once again struck by how perfect a Seder is for teaching children. It involves all the senses: sight, smell, taste, feel, sound. It is a wonderful way to remember the passover story and to demonstrate what Jesus and His disciples were actually doing when they were celebrating the last supper. Everyone particularly enjoyed being able to dip their finger in their wine (well, grape juice) and dripping it on their plate as we counted off the ten plagues. One child commented how they never get to put their fingers in their glasses. We used a slightly abridged Haggadah that I bought when we were at Focus on the Family earlier this month. It was a great introduction to doing a Seder. Next year, though, I think we will tackle the whole thing and use a full Messianic Haggadah such as this one.
And some more baby pictures because babies in summer dresses are too cute. It is increasingly difficult to get a picture of them both together because of their ability to move.