Pesach @ the Parents!

My family is spread out all over the world which means that we don't often have a chance to be all together. But when we do, it is a non stop party! This year, my siblings and their families from Hawaii, Melbourne and New York descended on my parents home in Johannesburg for a Pesach to remember! 

We the Cape Town contingent joined for Chol Hamoed making it eight out of eleven siblings (and lots of grandkids ka'h) who camped out at my parents home! Somehow we managed to squeeze in more than 20(!) people at my parents with the rest staying at the comfortable 15 On Orange Guest House nearby with its gracious host Bev Marcus. You can imagine the wonderful memories this created for the kids, getting to know and spending time with their grandparents and family from all around the world. 

I must just also say that I have never in my life met anybody with the energy of my mother! She is truly an inspiration! Weeks before Pesach she was already busy in her Pesach Kitchen preparing as much as she could in advance and throughout Pesach there was a never ending supply of food. Her readily available snacks (all home made because we try not to buy processed foods on Pesach) included delicious Pesach cakes, biscuits, juices and dried fruit rolls. During the last days of Pesach there were at least 35 people at every meal because in addition to all the family she still invited guests! 

Lots of little children usually means lots of tired parents but not with my mother around! She would insist on looking after the kids in the early hours of the morning so that the parents would be well rested. I had lots to be grateful for on Mothers Day this year! 

During Chol Hamoed we had some special family outings together. We had a great day out at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodeport. It has gorgeous picnic spots, a stunning waterfall, hikes, train ride for the kids and lots of playing space - I would definitely recommend it to the Jobergers looking for something to do with their families on a Sunday. We also went to 'Rush' an indoor trampoline park that is lots of fun for all ages. But most of all it was the time spent bonding together, laughing, talking, eating and sharing, that made the trip so memorable and special.  

Trying to get a family photo together!

Trying to get a family photo together!

ONly 6 out of 11 children with their kids and my Parents!

ONly 6 out of 11 children with their kids and my Parents!

Train Ride around The Botanical Gardens!

Train Ride around The Botanical Gardens!

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Laya having fun at Rush!

Laya having fun at Rush!

Entrance Hall at my Parents!

Entrance Hall at my Parents!

Do you need a break after the holidays?

 

Hello hello to all of you - let's bring on 2016!

It's been a while since I last blogged and have had a busy but great bonding time with the family. I had my brother and sister-in-law stay with us for 3 weeks from Johannesburg and their six kids - can't help but say three sets of twins! I also had my parents join us in Cape Town for a few days and my sister and brother-in-law from Uruguay with their three kids. Add on the Cape Town family and it was quite a tribe!

We spent a beautiful Shabbos all together at us (I think there were 20 people sleeping under one roof!) and coming from a big family it's very rare for so many of us to be together without a Simcha happening at the same time. 

There were 7 out of 11 siblings here and very special memories were created for all the kids and of course the adults too:)

 

Some of the familia :) 

Some of the familia :) 

My parents with some of the grandchildren  

My parents with some of the grandchildren  

While it was very special hosting family and friends, I think that all Capetonians can do with a little alone time and pampering after the holidays. 

I have the perfect place if you just want some quiet and relaxation - a little oasis in in town, which is so peaceful that I found myself dosing off when I paid them a visit. 

It is a fabulous Beauty Salon called ‘Precision Beauty’ and they offer a wide range of services including: Massage, Manicure, Pedicure, Laser hair removal and more. It is a new, modern facility, with friendly staff and a great ambiance. Check out their Facebook page here for full details. It is also great place to visit before Mikvah to help with all your preps.

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Spoil yourself! You deserve it!

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