Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Our Big Weekend

We took the kids to Grammy and Grampy's house this weekend, because my friend, Cassie, was getting married in my hometown. We decided to stay overnight, because the following day was Hazel's first birthday (she's my friend Jaime's baby). We were also shooting to get to a BBQ at Juju and Dave's house on Sunday evening. It was a jam packed weekend, and we are tired. In fact, my babies are still sleeping, and it's already 7 a.m. Nice. Anyway, the wedding was beautiful. They had it in the most picturesque setting, and the weather was just beautiful. I will let the photos speak for themselves, but just want to add, that it was such a wonderful weekend, seeing my oldest, dearest friends, and their families. I will post photos from Hazel's party, in a different post, because this one is getting crowded. Congrats to Cassie and Tony. Here's to a beautiful future together!

"Hazel, come tear down this giant tent with me!"

"Mommy, she is wearing a beautiful dress."

"When will the real dance music come on?"

"Mommy, I thought we were going to a party! Where's the cake?" (She really kept saying this during the ceremony.)

"Pretty dress, Cassie!"

"Look at that hat!"

"Can I put my chocolatey s'mores hands on your dress, Cassie?"

"Mommy says these are her old friends, but I don't think Jonah counts as an old friend."

"That's Sarah. I like her."

"Joney loves graham crackers."

"We had such fun, dancing the day away!"

"This is my ice cream cone (a.k.a marshmallow on a stick)!"

"This little girl loved dancing, just like me!"

"Look at us!"

"I dig these tent poles."
"I loved the wedding!"
"Congrats, Cassie and Tony!"

"Jonah was so sleepy, he passed out on Mommy."

"I wore Grammy's 'Officially Retired' crown for most of the day."


Saturday, September 25, 2010


Seriously, that was the name of the Sukkah decorating party at the JCC. Maya now goes to school at the JCC, so when we brought her there, about 4 hours after school, she started to get upset, like we were going to drop her off and leave her. We took Kevin to see her classroom, and when we opened the door, Maya said, "Oh no! Where are all my friends??" Anyway, the edible sukkah decorating party was really cute. Well, it was messy and tasty, that's for sure. We tried building a sukkah, but as I constructed it, Maya deconstructed it and ate it. That was probably the most sugar she's ever had at one time, and she was loving it. I was a little worried she'd explode afterward, but she was okay. Jonah also had a great time, and he ate his first real solid food - a graham cracker! What a champ! It was a really nice time, and to top it off, we went out for Chinese food at Butterfly. Happy Sukkot! "This is my Grammy. I love her."

"I'm evil."

"I'm spreading frosting... on my tongue!"

"My mommy is a good builder."
"Jonah loves Sukkot."

"I just keep on destroying this thing. I would not have been a good person to hang out with during the exodus from Egypt."

"Hmmmm... What to eat next..."

"Joney ate his first cracker at Sukkahrama."

"We are so proud of our Sukkah!"

Monday, September 20, 2010

Accidents Happen...

So, I took the kids for a walk the other day, and Maya had her first real "accident." To her credit, she told me she had to make a peepee, and I ran to the "clubhouse" to throw on the potty, but it was too late. It wasn't really that fun to take her home in the stroller with no pants or panties on. She was wearing my long sleeved shirt around her waist, just to cover up, and she kept saying, "Mommy, look at my beautiful skirt!" Anyway, I ended up throwing Maya and Jonah in the bathtub together, for the first time. Now, she keeps asking me if we can take a walk, so she can have an accident, so she can take another tubby with Jonah. I have been trying to explain to her, that she can take a bath without having an accident, but she's not quite getting it. She usually showers, so a bath is a rare treat. Anyway, 2 days later, she has now taken 3 baths with Jonah... No more accidents, though. Phew.

"Jonah cries in the tub, but then he plays, and that's good times."

"Mommy thinks we're adorable."

"When Joney gets tired of the tub, he gets into jammies, and plays my piano."

"I am happy now."

"The playground is a favorite of mine."

"See my playground dance?"

"I love revisiting my old toys. I don't really love Jonah taking them from me."

"Jonah keeps getting annoyed, because I don't share my stuff very well. Sorry, brother."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Exhaustion Rules the Week. All About the Princess.

Here's what's happening:

Maya is having a tough time adjusting to school.
Maya is now potty trained.
Maya has decided that she doesn't want to take naps anymore.
Maya is tired.
Maya is SO tired.

Jonah is... Jonah. Happy and cool. He has found his voice, and is now shrieking constantly, but it's not really unhappiness. More like a new excitement about hearing his own sounds.

Anyway, it's been a long, tiring week for all of us. It's a good thing these kids are adorable.

"Mommy says Jonah is old enough to ride in the front with me! I love Target, because these carts rock. Jonah and I share a toy, and then Mommy puts it back. Awesome. Seriously."

"I can't remember life without this little guy."

"Haha! Nice hat, Joney!"

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Rosh, Happy Fall.

We have had a really nice week. We spent some time as a family on Rosh HaShanah, though we didn't end up at services (for many reasons). We decided to take the kids to a Hibachi Steakhouse that evening, where we watched the cook do his cooking and comedy routine. It was really fun. Maya was a little scared, and Jonah loved it. Maya especially loved the food. She feasted on miso soup and teriyaki chicken. Yum. In other news, Maya is officially potty trained. Well, we are still working on little accidents here and there, but she's really doing a great job. I'm so proud of both my babes.

"Jonah is sweet in the morning."

"Look at us, all dressed up for the big Rosh!"

"My bro and I are BFF."

"I'm dancing for Joney."

"Fun times, Momma."

Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's 6:03 a.m...

...and my kids are still sleeping. I am watching Jonah on the monitor, and he is finally having a truly restful sleep, on his BELLY! Usually, he flips onto his tummy, wakes up, and freaks his beak, because he can't roll back. Anyway, I think this is a good thing, considering he hasn't woken up after 6 in a very, very long time. Anyway, the kids are so sleepy, because we had my whole family over yesterday, for a Labor Day/Debbie's birthday bonanza. Well... maybe it wasn't a bonanza, but it was a little get together, and we dined and played together, which was really nice. The kids had a blast, and got to see their new(ish) cousin, Shane, who is growing like a weed! By the way, if you want to "meet" Shane, his blog is up and running - just check my blog roll on the right side of the page! See you all later this week, and enjoy your holiday weekend. I think the baby just woke up... 6:10! Not too shabby!

"I'm working hard at pre-school."

"Mom had some issues getting us to smile at the same time, during this photo shoot."

"Joney is always grinning."

"I love pretending to do the shampoo in Joney's hair."


"Mommy is trying to make me laugh in the camera, but I'm just faking."

"Jonah, you're so sweet."

"I may look mean in this photo, but I'm really just a sweet girl."