Saturday, October 10, 2009

Joel in Jerusalem

Today while watching a conference session on the computer (we also attended Sacrament meeting and then watched another conference session in the forum with all the branch members), Joel make a Lego model of Jerusalem. The old city is on the left--complete with four gates, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock and other monuments-- and the Mount of Olives with its three towers on the right. We only brought part of our lego supply--if we had them all the model would have been even more authentic.
Joel and Sarah had a week long vacation for Succot. Each day we tried to go and do someting fun. One day we ended up on Ben Yehuda street--a nice street plaza, where the three kids enjoyed a Burger King happy meal (twice the cost of what it would be in the US) in a succa out in front of the restaurant.

On Tuesday Joel will turn 9. He is a great kid and we are so happy he is part of our family.


  1. Lego's and Burger king... If it wasn't for the Beit blog I would think you're still in Springville.

  2. Somehow our comment from yesterday didn't get posted so we will again say how much we liked Joel's depiction of Jerusalem with the Lego's and blocks he had available. We hope you all keep up your field trips and other lwearning experiences while you are in Israel - it will really pay off in the long run.