Purim Fun (aka March Madness)

Today brought the Jewish holiday of Purim — a kid-friendly religious holiday filled with Hamentashen cookies, dress-up, noisemakers and parties. The activities surrounding Purim are not unlike Halloween with costumes and carnival fare.

We had much Purim fun this weekend since Sophie’s preschool went all out celebrating. Sophie was so cute as she’d tell me the Purim story, and how her class had fun making crowns, groggers (noise makers), masks, and Hamentashen. Friday was the big dress-up day at school, complete with a parade, mini carnival, and a Mishloach Manot (Purim basket) exchange.

Sophie (dressed as Ladybug Girl) and her friend, King Haman…

Sophie and her teachers…

Masks…

Groggers…

More groggers…

The temple and preschool hosted its annual Purim Carnival today, where Sophie dressed as a princess and enjoyed getting a hand tattoo.

Princess Sophie and colorful balloons…

Entrance to the jumpie…

Me and Sophie (who is looking wearily at the jumpie)…

Bryan and the Princess…

As I finished my jumpie volunteer patrol, Sophie and Bryan enjoyed some quiet time on the playground. Like Bryan and I, Sophie is not that fond of crowds, loud noises and chaos. (Aren’t we fun?!) She tends to get overwhelmed at big birthday parties and jumpie emporiums. So needless to say, this was Sophie’s favorite part of the day…

Hanging from the monkey bars…

Daddy – Daughter Bonding…

Queen Sophie with her crown, mask and grogger…

Sorry there are no pictures of Hamentashen. Needless to say, they didn’t last long enough for photographs. Happy Purim!

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