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I have to admit … we agonized about planning this day, for months (maybe years). It’s no small feat putting together a very ‘do-it-yourself event’ for 150 people – but we made it through (we hung 100 balloons, nearly that same quantity in Ezra baby photos, and managed to master uplighting ourselves).  But the most impressive part is Ezra himself, and his bands of musical kids who performed!  Ezra learned Hebrew so quickly (a little more than a year) and then ran a service like a grown up.  We are so proud.  We got so many compliments on his singing/chanting abilities which – I’m assuming is rare during this age when kids’ voices begin to change and crack! (think Greg Brady.)  Anyhow here are some great pix taken by our photographer on that day.  It now seems so silly that I agonized over hanging all my ‘gold and white’ themed decorations when – not only did the uplights overshadow it all – but my boy’s maturity is what really won the spotlight …

(By the way – we painted those recycled wine bottles to make our own centerpieces; and a special thx to grandma, grandpa and Aunt Becca for the fresh flowers! They provided the flowers at my wedding as well. Gotta love family with mad gardening skills.)

the flowers in front of Ezra here are in honor of deceased loved ones – and will continue to grow in the synagogue’s garden in their memory

a portion of Ezra’s money gifts are going to Lion’s Share Food Pantry, where Ezra volunteers every month

clearly, we have a lot of photos of Ezra’s childhood to add to the walls!

Cousin Angelo may grow up to have the same “performance knack” as Ezra

Zoe loves being the MC

the epic slide show put together by Ezra’s dad

and speech crafted by mom

friends and giggles during the slideshow

when the jazz band was done, cousins stepped in so that Ezra and family could dance the Hora

and Ezra got a ride in the chair – mazel tov to my boy!

 

 

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