All of our boys together!  Ds22, ds8, ds6, ds3, ds17, ds10, ds13

A fun day out with almost all of our children

What a busy day!  We’ve enjoyed spending time with our family but other than a trip to a local park for a family game of baseball, we hadn’t done much in the way of outings this  vacation.  I think today we made up for it by being out all day long!

This morning I learned that the National Police Academy is open to the public and has demonstrations during chol hamoed.  Since dd21 had made plans in advance to be in Jerusalem today she couldn’t join us but I told everyone who wanted to come to quickly get themselves ready for a trip – and I was delighted when all of the other kids decided to come!

Dd19 and ds3 with the toy police car he was given

Dd19 and ds3 with the toy police car he was given

We enjoyed the special demonstrations (krav magav and trained police dogs) and afterwards we went through the exhibits at the academy – it was interesting and now that we know where it is and how to get there,  we can go back when it’s quieter and we can take more time.  It was really, really crowded!

Dd15, me, ds6, ds8, ds10

Dd15, me, ds6, ds8, ds10

Ds8 on police motorcyle

Ds8 on police motorcyle

The bus to the police academy only comes every two hours, so we made very sure to be at the bus stop on time!  The ride there and back was scenic and since we’ve never been there before was part of the fun of the trip.

Ds3 hanging while bus was waiting to depart

Ds3 hanging while bus was waiting to depart

Afterwards dh needed to get back to work and since he was the only one at the office, we were able to visit his work space for the first time.  It’s really nicely set up and the comfortable furniture and pool table made it a fun place to visit!

Ds10 and ds17 playing pool

Ds10 and ds17 playing pool

Ds13 relaxing

Ds13 relaxing

After being out for hours, everyone was still smiling and enjoying being together!

Ds3 and ds6

Ds3 and ds6

The following is a very rare picture – I can’t think of when we last had all our boys – just the boys –  in a photo together.

All of our boys together! Ds22, ds8, ds6, ds3, ds17, ds10, ds13

All of our boys together! Ds22, ds8, ds6, ds3, ds17, ds10, ds13

For those of you who have been celebrating Pesach, I hope you’ve all been enjoying your time with your family, too!

Avivah

7 thoughts on “A fun day out with almost all of our children

  1. Everyone loves a park. You were lucky that they were having a program that you could enjoy. Looks like a fun day out! The weather in Philadelphia is still somewhat chilly- not quite park weather yet ( although it should be) . I want to take the grandkids- maybe next week!

  2. WOW, that’s great! Your family looks terrific, KE”H. I can’t believe how mature your ds13 looks- no more “baby face” there! I would love more info on the place and how visits work. Do you have a link for it?

    1. Regarding ds13 – I look at him and often think, ‘the miracle of maturation’. The more grown up face and being taller than me has come along with corresponding maturity.

      I have a brochure I took from the academy and if you call me or email me, will be happy to share the details.

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