We made latkes on Sunday afternoon. I like small, crispy latkes. If you've ever made them you know that your house smells like latkes for days and days afterwards, and making latkes makes a huge mess. So I make them once, and I make a lot. Then I freeze them in dinner-sized portions in ziplock bags. We made five dinner's worth. And a huge pot of homemade applesauce.
The older girls can sing the blessings now, and know the words to Ma'oz Tzur in both Hebrew and English. It's adorable to hear their little voices singing so proudly each night.
And there's been lots of driedel playing with M&Ms and lots of chocolate gelt eating. And presents. We spread it out so they get something from a different relative or friend each night.
We made a little garland of origami driedels using plain white paper that we cut down into squares and then dot painted.
Wishing you a very Happy Hanukkah and a happy holiday season!