Yesterday was Rosh Chodesh, which means "head of the month", and since entering each and every new month on the Jewish calendar is a mini holiday, the kids have a half day of school and a special activity (in some families it includes a special Rosh Chodesh meal) is in order. With hot weather to boot, and our seasonal porch pool up and running I was able to convince the kids to use the pool together, and my daughter came up with the idea of a pool party.......all I had to do was supply the money to buy some pool toys and some special ice cream, and they did the rest, yippee!
My daughter made a sign for the door to the porch, that reads "welcome to the Rosh Chodesh party" together with our family name, the city in which we live and the Hebrew date. Something as simple as a few hand drawn signs really made the whole event seem like something special, highly recommended! So keep the kids busy this summer making signs, for real events or even imaginary ones!
Mom stopped by to take an artsy photo of the blow up toys, which the kids really enjoyed.........
And there were even refreshments, the water splashed sign reads "light refreshments". After time spent in the pool, and mind you it is no ordinary pool it is actually a pool with a gorgeous mountain view and lots of breezes, the kids made for themselves toasted cheese sandwiches and then enjoyed their special ice cream. When three tweens/teen siblings get together, and actually get along for a whole afternoon, well that is truly something to make mom happy......and I did take a lovely photo of the three of them to remember this special day.