Monday, September 28, 2009

Apple picking and painting

Yay for holidays off from school and long weekends! Rosh HaShanah has become our traditional apple picking holiday which I like because a significant symbol of Rosh HaShanah is apple slices dipped in honey which represent hope for a sweet new year and are traditionally accompanied by a short prayer before eating that goes: "May it by Thy will, O Lord, Our God, to grant us a year that is good and sweet. Here my girls are picking out some good apples and eating quite a few along the way. As soon as my new oven is here, since mine broke over the weekend, I'll be making some apple pie or apple crisp with all our yummy apples.

Now with school starting I have not been able to let the girls get crafty. I kept it simple and I'm sure you've seen these before. Using the handprint for the tree and then fingerprints for the leaves. Gillian couldn't quite understand the dots for fingerprints so I let her do her own thing. Very cute though still.
Then they let loose and let their creative juices flow :)


Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

What a sweet prayer.. And the apple picking looks like it was great fun!! You are such an amazing Mommy...

Love you, kath!!

Michelle said...

What a fun project. I'll have to try this with my little one. How fun that you guys go apple picking. We are suppose to go this weekend. I can't wait. Hopefully I'll get a chance to make some yummy apple sauce. Thanks for sharing your fun day.


Brittany Ann said...

Apples are a favorite of mine! And with honey? That's a beautiful tradition and prayer! Apple picking isn't something we can do down here in Florida, but I kind of wish I could after this!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

We just went to an orchard on Monday for a field trip. Cole's class had so much fun :). Now I have a pie to make ... LOL

What a fun project I've never seen that one before I'll have to have the boys do this :)