Below is a picture of our hanukkia lit for the first night. I have my mantle decorated in silver and blue with blue lights. I changed the lights this year to LED's and they are really brighter and the second picture is with the lights in my den off and just the hanukkia lit with the blue lights. My husband says it's kinda erie looking but in reality it is very pretty. Blue is my favorite color so I like it!
I also have hanukkias and Star's of David hanging from the ceiling. The grand kids made them out of popsicle sticks that we spray painted blue then glittered in sliver and blue. The LED's shine little blue spotlights all over and my grandson Ephram commented how there were stars and menorah shapes in the lights. He was right, these new LED's shine throw shadows of the hanging menorahs and stars on the ceiling that dance in the spotlights. The "erie" picture shows these "spotlights" on the fireplace. You know me, I love anything sparkly and shiny!! Below is a picture of them from last year and you can see the mantle and my other hanukkia. We also have an electric one for the window that has flicker flame bulbs that one of our neighbor's little daughter watches from outside and loves to see each night lit.
I saved the best for last. My daughter sent these pictures to me today. I couldn't resist posting them. I as her nana, of course, am prejudice, but I think that this is the cutest Yoda baby there is.
Yoda baby aka Chaiya Violet uses the "Force" of cuteness to get what she wants and when she doesn't she starts to turn to the "dark side" to enforce her rule of the "empire". But the "empire strikes back" and uses the "force" for good and luls her into a nap. Cuddly as an "ewok". If you are wondering who she favors in the family, she is a "clone" of her daddy. He is the same one that I made the Star Wars Tie Fighter for and loves all things Star Wars. My daughter has always cringed when I watch my Star Trek reruns, and now DVDs, over and over, all the years that she was growing up, and still do. Funny how she married a Star Wars fanatic! Love it!
Thanks for indulging the nana with the "cute baby pictures" and Happy Hanukkah for those who celebrate this week! More later!
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