Every year, we paint the pine cones we collected on MD's birthday.
Not all the kids feel like painting more pine cones. So they mix paints and offer their colors to others.
We all enjoy the creative process.
It is so interesting to see how different our pine cones turn out, especially considering we all start with the same five basic colors: blue, red, yellow, black and white.
Last year, for the first time, we decorated our sukkah with all the pine cones we collected over the years.
The kids remembered which pine cones they painted, and sometimes even when they were painted!
The pine cones made our sukkah beautiful and special.
From one tradition emerged another. As we painted our pine cones, we knew that in another few months, our creations would adorn our sukkah.
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,