Succot is starting in an hour. The cooking is all done, the succah is ready and the house is semi-clean - but that really doesn't matter because a three day chag will always always leave a trashed house in it's wake.
And now I'm waiting for my turn to take a shower. So very quickly, here is succot in our house.
Above is our Succah v2014. We bought the chairs at Walmart about an hour ago. Good thing someone remembered we didn't have any.
This is the chandelier - a combination of my mom's patience and my kids' bead stringing abilities. I love it.
We also made curtains for the succah this year. Last year, we learned all about a Florida succah, which is basically a succah made with as few closed-off walls as possible so you and your guests don't roast. So we built a Florida succah. The bottom half of the walls are lattice and the tops are open. Open and very sunny. Very sunny. So now we have curtains. We made them out of canvas painter drop clothes an electrical conduit and we're very proud of ourselves :) The hope is that the curtains will block the sun, making it slightly less broiling in the succah.
And then we decorated.
We also made sure to build a little popsicle stick succah for all our lego guys.
And then we trimmed the out of control grass around the succah and we now have a less-bushy patio and succah. The nine year old was more than happy to take on this job, much to Josh's relief.
I'm being told it's time to shut down the computer for the holidays.
Wishing you a beautiful Succot!
Next up: All the (many many) succah decorations we made in art class!
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)