(in keeping with the musical quotes theme I seem to have going here)
What's the deal with all this rain in the summertime? Phooey! Israel can get beastly hot, and Tel Aviv brutally muggy, but at least you can count on blue skies and sunshine every single day. We've had rain here for two solid days now, and that's not counting the late afternoon thundershowers we'd been dodging before that. Bah humbug. We've got swiming and boating to do here people, and my poor sister and her family are only up here for the week! The cousins are still having a ball together though. While we moms were out spending a fortune at the outlets yesterday Grandma put on her halo and took them to both a big giant arcade AND an ice cream party at the library! They slept like rocks last night. Go grandma!
By the way, yesterday wasn't Itai's first experience navigating the plane. (Maya's flown before too but she was too young to remember it.)
When he was three, my dad took Itai up for his birthday. He brought along the joystick from his flight simulator, "plugged" the cord into the glove compartment, and let Itai "fly" as the co-pilot. The control tower even wished a happy birthday to "Co-Pilot Itai". To this day he believes he was really flying! And two years ago, when we went up to Moosehead Lake with them Itai flew in the back seat as the navigator, maps spread out all over his lap. He takes his job VERY seriously. I love it, he's making memories to last a lifetime, and he has no idea he's being duped LOL.
PS Just got Maya a set of Polly Pockets - they are SO CHEAP here! The set I got for $10 would have easily cost $40 at home. Yikes...