Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Briss

Yesterday was Julian's briss, a Jewish circumcision ceremony.  It was supposed to be at 10:00 am so we all got up (late since no alarms went off) scrambled ourselves together and headed off to the doctors office. An hour later and still no rabbi! We rescheduled for 3:30 and soon got a call from the Rabbi, he totally forgot. Mind you, there is about one Jewish baby born a year here ;) Since we were supposed to do it in the morning we had a reception planned at the house at 12:00. Well honestly I thought the trend was going to continue and noone was going to show but we actually ended up with quite the turn out. Friends even traveled up from the bay area and of course Uncle David flew in from LA. It was a great get together full of delicious food (thanks Rachel!) and champagne (thanks Jaime) and It's a Boy cigars (thanks Dave) We then headed out to do the ceremony. I'm glad we had that drink before since I was a bit apprehensive about them cutting my little boy but he did really really well. He pretty much slept through most of it ( from what I saw before I left) and the Rabbi blessing made a routine procedure inspiring and special. Dave did an amazing job holding him through the whole thing and while yes I botched the Hebrew a bit, we pulled it all off. Thank you everyone who was there for sharing the experience with us and Julian!

No comments: