Yesterday, we held our Passover Seder, which was on the wrong day, because we have held a Seder since before we converted, and always used to invite our Youth Discussion Group - which was held on a Thursday. Consequently, we have always held our Seder on the Thursday in Pesach, even though the group are now grown up, married, and about to have children themselves!
I cooked for 17 people (we ended up with 11) from 10am until 5.30pm, with just a twenty minute break, and I am wrecked today, so this may not be the most coherent post. However, the big news is: we are HAPPY with our Haggadah (liturgy)! This year's edition was the 8th edition we have written, so this is a major achievement. It was lovely to have other Home Ed families attending, and there were so many questions and a fabulous laid back atmosphere - it was exactly how we hoped it would be.
Today, we pretty much just existed! A dinner party plus liturgy for 11 people is quite an undertaking; when you add in a pretty late and disturbed night, while we were thrilled with the Seder, it was totally exhausting. Jude fell out of bed last night, and then wet the bed, and was completely disorientated on both occasions. She didn't wake up this morning until 11.30am and spent most of the day in a daze. Grace (of course) loved the Seder, and having so many friends over, and the general mayhem of it all, and spent the day feeling both tired and fed up that everyone had gone home!
They both got some fun out of the bed blocks we brought downstairs to try and raise one of the tables last night.
We had a quick game of dominoes
and Grace completed a hand puppet she had been working on for a while. She was also proud to point out that she is wearing a beautiful upcycled dress made by Nannie, out of one of Auntie Nicki's old dresses.