This week was a big birthday week in the family with two grandchildren and a daughter-in-law celebrating birthdays. One grandchild, Ayala, celebrated on the Hebrew date– about 2 weeks ago, but our one-year -old Ephraim celebrated this week. He seemed to enjoy his cupcake (as did his sister)!
We also drove up to Tiberias for the marathon where our son, Ben ran for the third year in a row. It was great spending time with him and with three of his children.
We walked Ben over to the starting arch and waited until the race began. Then we went walking to the side of the Kinneret.
In addition to the marathon, there was a rowing competition with all Israeli teams except for one from Germany who were none the sadder for having missed their heavy snow at home.
The Tel Aviv team honored Asaf Ramon.
We watched that race begin too and took the children swimming. And then it was time to wait for Ben to return. We saw him cross the finish line and hold his hands up in triumph!
It was a hot day and running was hard, but he finished the race and in a record time for him!
It was a good week and we have an exciting week coming up next week too. Stay tuned for news.