Monday, May 10, 2010

Celine, 10? Can’t be!

IMG_1448Posted by Mom

“Certainly  you made my mind and heart; you wove me together in my mother’s womb. I will give you thanks because your deeds are awesome and amazing. You knew me thoroughly; my bones were not hidden from you, when I was made in secret and sewed together in the depths of the earth.  Your eyes saw me when I was inside the womb.  All the days ordained for me were recorded in your scroll  before one of them came into existence. How difficult it is for me to fathom your thoughts about me, O God! How vast is their sum total!” Ps 139:13-28

 

Well, my Baby Girl, “Bean” as Eric sometimes calls her, is now 10. On April 24th Celine turned 10. We had a wonderful time eating cake and ice cream with friends. Celine has made friends with a very sweet girl named Cate. Her daddy is a student at Jerusalem Univ. College. They are from Michigan where her daddy is the preacher. The wife, Libby has been such a joy to talk with while the kids play. She has 2 older sons that are adorable and keep busy with basketball at the school. Fortunately, Eric did not have a field study that weekend and was able to celebrate with us. Libby and her kids came and we all enjoyed the celebration for Celine.

IMG_1414 Cake and Ice Cream! Cate, Celine, Gabe, Bennet, Lillian, Libby, Tally
DSC_0046 Celine wearing her new hat.
DSC_0047 Purse that Cate gave Celine. Celine and Tally have loved these bags found in Old City.
IMG_1416 Cate, Celine and Lillian playing dress up after the party.

 

Back in February, Eric took all of us out to a restaurant, Olive, on Emik Refaim St. to celebrate our anniversary. It is a fun street lined with restaurants. While there, Celine saw a restaurant called Selina. She is often called Selina and asked if we would bring her there for her birthday. On the Monday, following her birthday we did just that and it was fabulous. Selina is kosher which means it will either serve meat dishes or dairy dishes. This was a meat restaurant so we knew not to expect creamy sauces or cheese on our “entrecote” burger (instead of “steak” they use “entrecote”). I had goose, Eric had chicken, Tally, Celine and Lillian shared entrecote and “schnitzel” dishes and we all shared some wonderful bread and chicken wings in teriyaki sauce. It was fancy and come to find out, the name was influenced by the young Mexican singer, Selina.

IMG_1418 Mom and Celine
IMG_1422 Celine pointing to “Selina.”
IMG_1423 Lillian lovin life!
IMG_1429 Celine and Lillian have a special handshake where they say, “best-friends-sisters.” They have a sweet relationship.
IMG_1426 Guess who Tally and Eric are listening so closely to—yes, me. : )
See the Sprite bottle in the foreground written in Hebrew?
IMG_1445 Tally being silly.
IMG_1447 After a wonderful dinner out on the town.

 

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Card made by Tally for Celine. You can see under the heart, “P.S. look on back” which explains the  last page.

Celine was given a cool brown hat, purse from Cate, a pair of blue Star of David earrings, blue skirt, and an Israel wallet which, of course was blue. : ) Tally also crafted a beautiful cross and card for her. We also had just returned from Jordan so we told her it was for her birthday, : ) She’s on to us though.

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Her children rise up and call her blessed,
her husband also praises her:
“Many daughters have done valiantly,
but you surpass them all!”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is fleeting,
but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.
Give her credit for what she has accomplished,
and let her works praise her in the city gates. Proverbs 31:

Shalom Ya’ll!

3 comments:

Nanny said...

How wonderful to find friends in a far off place!!! to party with, no less. You all look so good!! I think being in Israel has been very good for you all.

Mid Stutsman said...

Hi Robishaw's...I feel so special, being a part of your lives! :) Loved the glimpse of life in Jerusalem at a neat restaurant. Happy Birthday (late), Celine, and Happy Mother's Day, Colleen! Can't wait for your whirlwind-last-hurrah around Israel!
Shalom!!

kathleen said...

OMGosh! Happy (very) Belated Birthday Celine!! I meant to come back to finish looking at the pics and comment on this....and then completely got sidetracked. (Happens to me a little too often....lol)
Anyway - sorry I'm responding so late but wanted to tell you HAPPY BIRTHDAY and that you looked so grown up and beautiful at your birthday dinner at Selina. It seems like you had a really great day to remember :D

Liked the previous post about your house too - but of course I had already had my own "private" tour so... lol ;)

Can't believe the time is getting so short! You guys will be here soon and the girls are already looking forward to it! :D