My cousin from Florida arrived the day after I got home from a teaching trip and it was a joy to spend so much time with her. We spent her birthday shopping (what better activity??), followed by a fabulous meal out in the evening. The rest of the week was a whirlwind of shopping and pie-baking (three varieties) leading up to Thanksgivingkuh, when Emma and her parents arrived to spend the weekend.
On Saturday we all went to Ben's bar mitzvah and the entire family (and friends) celebrated after the service. We were so proud of him! Here he is with his mother.
Later, at the party -- a rare picture of my three kids all together!