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What a Weekend!

Well, our son is finally a “Man in Jews”!*

I don’t have much time this morning to post about it because we’re exhausted and it would actually be infringing upon our pre-scheduled “Family Pajama Day”, but I wanted to check in with the blog world and tell you that everything yesterday went FABULOUSLY. I’ll post more over the next couple of days, especially when I get the good photos back from Julie and the funny ones back from the disposable cameras we put on every table, for our guests to use. These photos aren’t great but they’ll do for now! More soon!

*Background story: Some time before our older son became a Bar Mitzvah, I took him to the store to buy a new pair of shoes. He had grown out of the children’s sizes and the salesperson referred us to the men’s section. My kid exclaimed, “I’m a Man in Shoes!” When he became a Bar Mitzvah (which, when a boy or girl turns 13, is when he/she is considered an adult within the Jewish community, able to lead community worship and able to take responsibility for religious obligations), he said “Now I’m a Man…in Jews!”

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  • Jules February 10, 2008, 4:48 pm

    That’s our boy! sniff…

  • Jules February 10, 2008, 4:49 pm

    DUH, I mean “MAN”!

  • suchsimplepleasures February 10, 2008, 8:53 pm

    congratulations and lottsa mazel!!!
    hope the party was great and he got awesome gifts! what’s the going rate for gifts, these days? is it still double chai…for a friend? sky’s the limit, for a relative! but, we are going to be entering the bar/bat mitzvah phase, in a few months…oy vey!
    the pictures are beautiful! you’re going to post more soon, right? right?!
    xoxo

  • Mags February 11, 2008, 1:20 am

    Glad to hear that everything went well…can’t wait to hear details!

  • Melisa February 11, 2008, 4:22 am

    LOL Joodie!

    SSP/Melissa: Thanks! He got tons of $$$: wish it were mine. LOL…He’s donating 10% to VH1 Save the Music (more on that in tomorrow’s post). He got $18 from a few people but I was surprised to see that many of his friends (rel. school AND public school) went with $36 or even $54! Makes me glad he’s not getting tons of invites this year! πŸ™‚ I am definitely posting more, as I get them…

    Mags: Thanks! Believe me, I’ve got about a week’s worth of posts…

  • Kat February 11, 2008, 8:24 am

    Congratulations. I am so much looking forward to hear how everything went down.

  • Anonymous February 11, 2008, 1:22 pm

    From Dawn:
    Had a great time and I’m so danged proud of that boy, er man! Yeah, he got lots of $18 multiples, except, of course, for the $13 multiples from his very clueless friends! SORRY!!!

    Love ya!

  • Nissa - February 11, 2008, 5:10 pm

    Mazel tov! They grow up so quickly, don’t they?!

  • Manic Mom February 11, 2008, 7:46 pm

    Congratulations!

  • Melisa February 11, 2008, 9:48 pm

    Dawn: Ha! It was no big deal! He was excited, regardless. πŸ™‚

  • SpAzzGiRL February 12, 2008, 12:11 am

    congrats!
    These pictures are great, hopefully all the other ones are just as good, I see some great scrapbooking material…lol

  • Stacey February 12, 2008, 4:05 pm

    Congratulations! Great photos!!