We all went on a summer holiday.

Last Sunday my mommy arrived!

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I went to meet her at the airport in the morning and we went to my brothers place in Tel Aviv since my mom was staying with them last week, and then Paul and the kids met up with us later.

This last week both Paul and I were off work so we could spend time as a family with my mom.

We went to the beach, the pool, the (kids) science museum, the Kotel (Western Wall), Ben Yehuda Street, Sarona Market. We walked so much Im not sure if my feet will ever recover. On the day we went to Jerusalem we walked almost 12km!

Last night my mom came to us and will stay with us until she goes home. Unfortunately I had to come back to work so she is hanging out with the kids this week.

Here are some pics Paul took over the last week (some on the camera, some on the phone).

My mom with all her grandchildren :)
My mom with all her grandchildren ūüôā

 

Family selfie in Jerusalem
Family selfie in Jerusalem

 

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Aaron took this one ūüôā

 

These two!
These two!

 

Olives at the Sarona Market, Aaron was in heaven!
Olives at the Sarona Market, Aaron was in heaven!

 

Family selfie at the science museum
Family selfie at the science museum

 

The cutest nephew in the world!!!!
The cutest nephew in the world!!!!

 

More sibling love!
More sibling love!

 

Refreshing our feet in this awesome mist generating thingy on the streets in Jerusalem
Refreshing our feet in this awesome mist generating thingy on the streets in Jerusalem

 

Family in front of the wall
Family in front of the wall

 

 

Freeze!

A little while ago, my brothers and I received an inheritance from our grandfather who passed away last year.  The brothers and I decided that we wanted to get something for my mom, something big, something that she would not necessarily get for herself.

Last year she renovated her kitchen and in the proccess got swindled by an unscrupulous contractor.  Eventually she had the kitchen completed by a new contractor but she had already lost a bit of money to the first guy.  So she has a beautiful kitchen and the old, fugly fridge and freezer she has had for the last 20 years.

The freezer no longer has a handle and when you close the top door on the fridge the bottom door opens and vice versa. Not good.

This weekend I am taking my mom shopping for a new fridge and a new freezer.  Its our little way of saying thank you to an amazing woman for everything she has done for us.  It is by no means nearly enough to express how much we love her and appreciate her but its a start.