First loss

Our Little League team lost for the first time on Friday. It was a really tough loss as we had built a 7-1 lead and were still winning 10-7 going into the last inning. The other team scored four times though to win the game. Almost all the kids were crying after the loss. We're still tied for first place and we're playing this team again later in the season.

We had three girls from Anywhere in Israel sleep at our house for Shabbos but they didn't eat any meals with us. We made Shabbos early again and went to sleep really early. Shira led groups at shul for the first time and all reports that I heard were that she did a fantastic job even though she had to do it in Hebrew. Leora loved having her Mommy lead the groups and Zvi watched Yeshaya so he wouldn't disturb them. We ate lunch with the Sussmans at the Weinsteins' house and had a nice time. Tzivi Bak had made Shira's favorite dessert (some kahlua ice cream or something) so we went there for some of that after lunch.

3 comments:

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Kol HaKavod for hosting the girls from anywhereinisrael. We've had mixed experiences with it -- one time we had 2 girls over that stayed in their room all shabbat except to eat (which they did in sweats). All they were looking for was shabbat that they wouldnt have to prepare anything. We didn't even get to talk to them about our yishuv.

That really put a damper on our enthusiasm to have them over. Maybe we'll start again...

Sorry about the game loss.

David said...

This was our fourth time hosting and we've had a positive experience each time.

Yishuvnik said...

We've had mixed experiences with the AnyWhereInIsrael girls as well. It does seem like many of them are just looking for a place for Shabbat and couldn't care less where they are.

On the few occasions that we've hosted AnyWhereInIsrael guys, however, it's been extremely positive. We even had very yeshivish guys who wanted to see what life was like on a dati-leumi yishuv (i.e., how the other half lives). They told us that they were very impressed and that they had never seen anything like our yishuv.