Posted By rachael
Date: December 4th, 2008
Category: Rachael's blog
Winter in Haifa is cold! 60 degrees here feels almost frigid. You can tell who the tourists are because they are the ones in shorts and sandals. The natives are in boots, parkas, scarves and hats. I had to buy a winter coat yesterday. Larry says he’s happy if it never gets any warmer than this.
We moved apartments on Monday. Below are photos from our old apartment. Our new apartment is next door to Dick and Sue Rosenberg (close friends of the Rosner clan from Michigan City)! Yes, we live at 42 Leon Blum on the 15th Floor right next to them. We will be here until January 1 when we take the house on Yeshurun St.
Ayla’s Hebrew is astonishingly good. She sings songs from gan with a native accent. She speaks full sentences. She has made a special friend named Ofri and she talks a lot about dancing and hugging each other and falling on the ground in laughter. These are photos of Ayla with her beloved Dikla at a “m’sibah” (party) at her gan.
Eli is walking! He also is speaking but ONLY in Hebrew. He says “todah” (thank you) when we offer him food. He asks for “nana” (banana is cognate in Hebrew, so perhaps that’s one English word). But his teachers at gan say he understands everything and is responding back in Hebrew.
We visited with Yoni and Ryma (for the Tarler relatives: Yoni is Ahuva’s younger son) a few weeks ago, and we went to a beautiful wedding last night of the son of Hank Shrier’s girlfriend Malka. It was on a kibbutz on the beach north of Tel Aviv.
For Saturday: A visit with Pat Sinervo in Rechovot followed by a trip to IKEA! More from Larry soon — R.