Sunday, November 22, 2009

Married and Happy

After the Chupa. They are married. And so beautiful..
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The James Bond Trachtman Kids

Yes, it's a serious day.. Jacob is getting married. Is that a reason to not have fun? The three amigos. Ready to face any danger and make it amusing.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Making Ice Cream

Every Friday... Make Ice Cream for Shabbat. Sometimes mint, sometimes vanilla, sometimes chocolate or coffee. Always delicious.. Yes, it helps to have an older brother Toby help you make Ice Cream.. Besides, for Frankie it's as much fun to eat the Ice Cream as it is to make it. MMMMM.. GOOOOD !!!
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Ezra getting ready for Battle

Ezra has just been promoted to a Captain. He's getting ready for battle. Usually, he's off fighting in the Civil War, but today he has noticed that things are getting desperate in the Revolutionary War so he is making haste to save the day.
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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Unloading Wood

We got some more wood to heat the house. Ezra is helping finishing unloading the wood from the back of the trailer.
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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Cat in Laptop's Lap

It's cold in the house. Willow must have been cold, as she likes to take a nap on the laptop. Who would have thought of it as a "warm spot". She does manage to push all kinds of buttons.

Sometimes, I feel sad having to kick her off. Oh well. She'll have to find another warm place. But first, I caress her, so she'll know she's part of our family.
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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Closeup of Snowman

Closeup of Snowman. With the Judean hills in the background.

He could use a better fit for the hat. And maybe a hair cut, or is it a grass cut?
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Snow Golem of Ramat Raziel

The snow is almost melted. We've taken enough of it to make a Snow Golem. He's got the requisite hat, kiwi eyes, carrot nose, broom and bucket, hat and apron and three friends. Dad, Joshie and Eitan.

He probably won't last the day. In the meantime, we can pretend we are in Alaska. Not quite but almost.
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Three Snowballs for Three Children

It was one of those rare snowy nights in Ramat Raziel. This morning the grass was covered with snow and the boys made three snow balls. The snow is almost melted.

The snowball people are Joshie, Yonah and Frankie. We have not named the snowballs. The unnamed snowballs will soon become part of a snowman.
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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Picnic in the Kitchen

The kids are hungry. Ezra, Jonah and Frankie are having a little pasta picnic in the kitchen.  Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Dad helps Joshie

Dad helps Joshie out at the Food Bank. He puts on a real uniform (that red shirt) even though it's a few sizes too small. Posted by Picasa

A Reflected Bird

Michael took this picture near Boston. Posted by Picasa

Joshie at the Food Kitchen

Joshie goes to Jerusalem 3 times per week to volunteer at the Food Kitchen. They serve close to 500 meals every day to people who are hungry.

Joshie does a variety of tasks, including putting the food on the plates and serving the food to the guests. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Playing Recorder Music

Toby and Joshie are playing recorder with the Kasher family. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Pirate

The seas have never been more dangerous. The oceans more forbidding. Yet, one Man masters the waters and claims all the ships to be his. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Our Beautiful Ezra

Ezra loves to wear costumes of all sorts. He is so photogenic. Posted by Picasa


Dina found lice in my hair, so she applied some lice-killing agent in my hair. And covered my head with that absurd pink cap. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Celebrating Rosie's Birthday

Celebrating Rosie's Birthday at The Schneller Army Basethe morning before Rosh Hashana.

Rosie was on the base for Rosh Hashana to do guard duty. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Toby practicing being Jonah the prophet

Toby is about to be chewed up by this whale.

Does he know? If he did, he would not have such a large grin on his face !! Posted by Picasa

Decorating the Sukka

Josh and I are decorating the Sukka with branches filled iwth Date that we got minutes before Sukkot in Mea Shearim. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Making the Garden

Here we are, harvesting the fruits of the garden.

So many vegetables, squashes butternut and spaghetti, cucumbers and pickles, green and orange peppers, and really hot peppers, tomatoes, egg plants, beans of all sorts, some corn, zuchinnis, melons and watermelons. Sunflowers and chammomile... And some cotton.

WOW ! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Kayaking with Jacob

It's summer time. Time to go camping with Jacob.. And kayaking too. In upstate NY. Posted by Picasa

Frankie in the Garden Basket

We're used to picking great stuff from the garden. Peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, melons, zuchinni, cucumbers, squashes, corn and more..

But look what we got from the garden this time.. It's Frankie/Eitan... Mmm. Delicious.. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A Tower of a Show

Joshie on Toby - A Tower of a Show

Toby can be fully standing up.. I just didn't have the camera at that moment.

The next step is for Joshie to be able to juggle while standing on Toby. Posted by Picasa

Juggling Show at the Zoo

Toby and Joshie doing one of their first Juggling Shows. At the Zoo. Posted by Picasa