31 March 2016

Our Fourth Child: A Boy!

Two weeks ago, my wife and I welcomed the newest addition to our family. Our fourth child was born on March 17th at 1:02pm and, after having three girls, we now have a boy! And, with boys, we celebrated his brit milah a week ago, on Purim, where we also shared his name. His English name is Eli James and his Hebrew name is אליהו יעקב. We named him Eli after my grandmother's grandfather and James after numerous Jacks in my wife's family tree. Since my parents-in-law have eleven granddaughters, we decided we would include my wife's maiden name into our son's, thus Eli James Scheier Kaplan. We are excited about this new addition to our family and hope the best for him!