Here is Noelle in her costume-of-sorts-- just some St. Paddy's Day stuff we already had on hand, and...the little t-shirt she wore on Gotcha Day one year ago (St. Patrick's Day) in China!! Amazingly enough, it still fits.
The shirt says, "Kiss Me, I'm Adorable" - very true!!
Our little Chinese leprechaun!*Purim - the holiday celebrating how God used Queen Esther to save the Jewish people through hidden miracles. Just as God seemed hidden from the people then, Jewish people hide their true identities by dressing up in fun costumes. The story of Purim is read from the scroll of Esther. Whenever the bad guy's name, Haman, is read, everyone boo's and shakes their noisemakers (groggers) to drown him out. It is also customary to give money (tzeddakah) to the poor and gift baskets (mishloach manot) to each other.