Our little kiddos are getting so big! They each had an exciting week of celebrations. Yesterday, Jonathan participated in his class' promotion ceremony into Pre-K. He was a little shy, but did so well on stage.
Tonight our little girl donned a cap and gown for her graduation from Pre-K. Given her history of stage fright, we weren't sure what to expect. She didn't sing, she didn't dance and she surely didn't smile, but we're still so proud! She doesn't like the spotlight, but she stayed on stage throughout the ceremony...success!!
Last weekend we celebrated Kaitlyn's 5th birthday at Zinga! Frozen Yogurt, which was the perfect spot for our "Frozen" theme.
Kaitlyn had six friends join her for crafts, a tour of the kitchen and some yummy froyo with toppings! Here are some of the details:
Happy birthday, sweet girl!
Mic check, mic check. Is this thing on?? It's been a while. We are no longer in Israel, my kids are no longer the babies you see in the blog header above and a lot has changed since that last blog post back in June. I figured I'd recap our year to catch everyone up. And resolve to be a better blogger/documenter of memories in 2014.
Without further ado, here is what the Tamburellos did in 2013:
Spent New Years Day with some of my favorite people at Caesarea. (Followed by our first, and luckily only, visit to the ER in 2013...Jonathan fell, busted his head open and the doctors glued it shut. He's fine and doesn't even remember it).
Celebrated my birthday with a night out in Tel Aviv.
Took the kids to see snow for the first time at Mt. Hermon.
Celebrated the 4th anniversary of the birth of a princess!
Celebrated Ron's birthday with a homemade chocolate cookie cake.
Took an AMAZING trip to Barcelona!
Worked my butt off for this opportunity. Probably the biggest highlight of my year.
Participated in the Palm Sunday procession into Jerusalem.
Ron completed the Go Ruck Challenge---11 hours, 10+ miles, lots of push ups, heavy lifting and navigating his way through Tel Aviv. He kicked ass!
Partied 80's style.
Brought our children to work.
Celebrated Geeta's birthday.
I have no pictures to document it, but Jonathan was also potty trained in May. He tossed diapers for super hero undies! The Buzz toy was his reward.
Marched in the TLV Pride Parade.
Proclaimed our love for Daddy on Father's Day.
Took a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the Dome of the Rock.
Kaitlyn performed in her first school show. She looks miserable, but she was up there and doing it...we were so proud!!
Took a final trip to Jerusalem and finally got to go to Jesus' tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Stopped for one more visit with"Pistachio", the camel.
And one final dip in the Dead Sea.
Visited our favorite local spots in Tel Aviv. Schnitzle Man.
Said goodbye to Geeta, who had become part of our family.
And goodbye to another local favorite...Salad Lady!
Packed up our belongings in preparation to move back to the States!
The kids and I departed Israel and headed to Miami.
We spend time with cousins.
Played in the cool water at Zoo Miami.
Enjoyed time on Papa's boat.
Welcomed Daddy home from Israel!
Celebrated Jonathan's 3rd birthday.
Went to the JT and Jay Z concert. Best. Concert. Ever.
More cooling off.
Got together with beautiful friends.
Moved to Virginia and the kids started school. Jonathan's first time going to school. :)
Celebrated 6 years of marriage.
The kids both learned to ride their bikes without training wheels.
Went trick-or-treating as Merida and Buzz.
Spent the day at Sugarloaf Mountain in MD.
Moved into our new home!
Watched the kids perform in their Christmas show. (Side note: Not pictured is Kaitlyn sitting on her teacher's lap...where she spent her time while the rest of her class performed.)
Enjoyed the first Christmas morning in our new house.
What an amazing year it was!! See you in 2014!