Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Today you are six months old. For you the day is already over, you are in your crib fast asleep wearing a pair of lion footie pajamas that used to be Alex's. Hopefully, I wont hear from you until at least 6 a.m., but I know better and expect that you will demand a bottle on the early side of 5:30. What will we do when daylight savings is over!
So in the past few days, you have started the most adorable of baby babbling and I swear you are saying 'mama' and 'dada' (or in reality, mamamamamamama and dadadadadada). It is just so cute and fills my heart with crazy immense joy and love for you - even on the early side of 5:30 a.m. This picture shows you never stopping the babbling, no matter what you are doing.
Also in the past month, you have started eating solid foods. And there are ones that you clearly like, love and hate:
Like: green beans, prunes, sweet potatoes, carrots, bananas, rice and oatmeal cereals
Love: peaches and peas (I have never seen anything like it!) Also challah, which you have every morning for breakfast
Hate: squash and avocadoes
You are very messy when you eat so each night before dinner I strip you down to a diaper. You complain and cry when I try to clean you with wipes after dinner. And you always have a treasure trove of leftovers when your daddy gives you a bath at night.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This last one I want to include just to show you how big Alex is. I can't believe he is still only 4 in this photo. He looks like he's stretching to run a marathon (a mischievous marathon).
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Let me take the opportunity to comment on how lucky I am to have married a handsome, smart, funny, caring, loving mensch (in every sense of the word).
I love you, Eric. Bashert, baby, bashert!
Wow - 2 Yiddish words in one post, now that's something you wont likely see from me again.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
So beyond my selfish narcissistic need to be a mommy of young children that LOVE ME and ADORE ME, there is exactly one reason that I desperately wanted to have a second child - so that Alex could have what Dawn and I have, what Eric and Josh have. This is obviously the start of a beautiful friendship.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Her spirit lives on through Alex (who is named after her). Like Naomi, Alex likes to join me in singing corny top 40 songs while driving. And he's working on, although not yet perfected, her Kiwi accent.
Miss you Nomi.
And as we were walking to synagogue, Alex ran ahead, just couldn't wait to play with Jack and Steven and then it was just Eric, me and Avery (in her stroller) walking at dusk and I was thinking about just how lucky we were to live in this town. It was one of those idyllic moments where you just utterly belong, like a virtual hug.
And then in synagogue both last night and today, people coming up to us because they had heard that we had joined (love that small community feeling) and it being okay that Avery was squawking away because she was just so charming with that smile.
And then today, over at the Hillmans' for break fast. The kids just playing so nicely and it feeling like, family.
Score one point for Glen Rock!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I can't promise that I'll be good and will write every day or even every week, but I promise to put cute stories and photos and videos up whenever I can.
And here's where we start - Alex is 4 and a half,
Avery 5 months.
The stock market is in shambles and for some reason I believe an apocalypse could be on the way given the state of the roads and construction in Englewood Cliffs.
And me - No time for this right now. Took me all afternoon to even get this far.