Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
1. On a cold and rainy afternoon while Avery was napping and Alex was playing with his SmartCycle video game I was working on a kids puzzle (300 pieces!) at the kitchen table. This was the day that Eric had torn his hamstring playing softball, so he was resting upstairs in our bedroom. I asked Alex if he would mind if I went upstairs for a little bit and his response, "Who do you think you are, my puzzle slave?"
2. Avery this morning. I take out my phone while she is eating breakfast to make sure that I have enough battery power for the day. Avery sees the phone and wants it, so she says, "More Hi there" while putting her little hand to her ear. I guess since when she talks on the phone she says hi there, she actually thinks the phone is called a "hi there"
And this is why I should blog more often because I know there are many more and I can't remember any of them. :(
Monday, March 30, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Today is Tuesday March 10, 2009 - actually it is already March 11 in Istanbul, which is where I am as I type this blog. Alex, you will be five years old in just a few short days. Avery, you are a bit passed ten months. I want to let you both know (now and years from now when you go back and read this) how much I love you, how I never stop thinking or talking about you when I am away from you, how lucky I feel to know how well loved and cared for you are when I am away. And how lucky YOU are to have a mommy who will teach you all about the world, including such far off and magical places as Istanbul, Turkey.
Alex, I cannot wait to bake cupcakes with your class in honor of your birthday when I am Shabbat Mom this Friday - I wouldn't miss it for the world!
You may just be having dinner right now, but I must go to sleep since it is the middle of the night here.
I love you both with all of my heart and more.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
And now it's Avery's turn. So what ailment do I joyously get to celebrate regularly with this little girl? Diarrhea (cha cha cha). Now you are probably thinking that diarrhea trumps ear infection as far worse. But believe it or not there are some pluses. 1. You never have to go to a doctor, 2. You never have to go to a pharmacy, 3. When you catch the disease, at least there is the benefit of losing some weight.
Monday, February 9, 2009
...Obviously, since I did not manage to blog even once. I missed writing Avery her nine month note, so I'll do that here. Also want to record for posterity some of Alex's current idiosyncracies.
As for your growing personality. Well, probably not too much new. You are still a bossy little girl who knows exactly what she wants and has no problem communicating needs. In fact you actually have several words now. Dada and Allah (for Alex), but you also now wave and say hi (more like Haaaaa---iiiiiii) and you point to whatever you want at the moment and say dat (that). You clap both when prompted (hooray!) and unprompted when you like something (like when I sing songs from broadway musicals). You also shake your head no at appropriate moments and have this absolutely fantastic expression that I am desparate to capture on film - when there is something that you absolutely don't want to do or eat, etc. you close your eyes, purse your lips and put your tiny chin in the air - the sweetest, clearest communication of all. You also have a great laugh whenever you see your brother - I think he is your greatest joy right now.
And now, onto the full-of-life little boy that lives in this house...Alexander the great!
Alex - I'll write a full debrief of your 5th year of life when you turn 5 next month. For right now, I just wanted to write down for posterity that you are in full potty mouth mode.