the second night of lights

December 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm 8 comments


standing tall and proud

each flame reaches to the sky

solace holds my hand



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.


Entry filed under: family, feelings, haiku, Hanukkah, life, Personal, poetry, ponderings, thoughts. Tags: , , , , .

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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?

    • 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’ 🙂

      • 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…

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

      thank you so much:)

    • 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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