the second night of lights

December 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm 8 comments

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standing tall and proud

each flame reaches to the sky

solace holds my hand

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night two

the drip mats were made by the boys in preschool. Jordan’s was made in 1997 – less than two months after Peyton was born.

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  • 1. sourgirlohio  |  December 18, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Happy Hanukkah! I love those drip mats:) Are they just laminated paper?

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    • 2. words4jp  |  December 18, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      yes – Jordan’s is colored construction paper and glued on white paper and laminated. Peyton’s, which was made when he was 2, is paint and laminated. Jordan’s looks like a menorah, Peyton’s is ‘unique’ 🙂

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      • 3. sourgirlohio  |  December 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm

        This would be a great way to occupy my kids for a few hours, and we have a laminating machine at work. Very cute:)

      • 4. words4jp  |  December 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm

        what is also fun is making pasta menorahs. they cannot be used for real candlelight, but they are fun to make and i still have jordan’s. i may post it tomorrow. the base is a flat lasagna noodle. the candle holders are rigatoni, or any pasta which can hold a candle. glue and paint:) by the way, a child can draw a menorah by placing two hands flat on a piece of paper with fingers spread – the thumbs must be stacked. then, someone traces around the fingers and hand! Peyton’s was made this way, but then he painted it…..uh, can’t see the tracing:)

      • 5. sourgirlohio  |  December 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm

        Aww, that sounds cute! Would love to see that!

  • 6. lumar1298  |  December 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Happy holidays to you and the family…

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    • 7. words4jp  |  December 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      thank you so much:)

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    • 8. words4jp  |  December 21, 2014 at 3:43 am

      My WP app is acting weird. I thought i responded but my phone is saying otherwise. Oy. Thank you and i apologize for the late response.

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