Friday, June 25, 2010

Camera phone

I've got some pictures to share that have been hiding away on my phone. Today's theme is: naps!

Monday, June 21, 2010

No zoo

Shawn is studying all day so I was going to take the girls to our favorite hangout (by which, of course, I mean the ZOO!) but it's way way too hot today. So instead I'll just post this clip from our last trip. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Family day

Monday we had an incredibly family day. Lots was going on, but we were together and that was awesome.

Shawn had worked an overnight shift so I was alone with the girls in the morning. I had to get them up early to make it to an 8am PT appointment for Bracha (Hadas, her therapist, said her game play is moving along really nicely, that she's walking well, just that we should try to discourage her from sitting on her knees and get her to sit more on her butt, also that she should do "squats" by reaching down to pick up toys while standing, in order to encourage her to shift her weight more to her heels to keep her off her toes so much (she has always had a tendency to stand on her toes) and that we should encourage both girls to follow verbal instructions (to ask them to give me something without reaching out my hand so they learn how to understand my verbal language and not just follow physical cues) and that they should play games that use imagination.

Anyhow, after PT I took them to get some breakfast then met up with Shawn and together we spent the next few hours running around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to get some tax-related paperwork done. But after that we went out for lunch somewhere new and incredibly awesome, where they had child-friendly cups, plates, and utensils, plus a kids menu (and I'll be damned if the girls' macaroni and cheese wasn't better than our own food!) Then we bought a gift for a wedding we went to last night and then, finally, went home (well, not directly. We had a few more errands to run but they were all on the way).

But the very best part was the walk to the bus after buying the wedding gift. Bracha was in the stroller, Eliana was on Shawn's shoulders (eating his face, it was all very cute) and we walked down the street like that, laughing and looking exactly like the kind of small, happy family you only see in the movies; the kind that makes everyone around you smile and secretly jealous. But WE WERE that family. It was nice :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010


If you haven't noticed, I have not posted any videos for a while now, because for some reason blogger isn't letting me. So I uploaded them to YouTube (under an invite setting, so they don't show up in people's searches or anything) and you can find me there as yyonah. But I'll embed them here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


This has been an active weekend for the girls!!! Yes, of course video documentation will shortly follow, but if in doubt, ask uncle Joey; he witnessed it all!

As of Friday, Eliana has her first word!!! And it is...........wuh-duh!!

That's right, my baby girl has started saying water. Before Ima, Abba, or Bracha. She says water. She loves drinking from one of those plastic cups with straws and we give her tons of water in it since it's been so hot and these days she's take a nice gulp, put it down, purse her lips as say (in a very deep voice), "wuh-duh!"

As for milestone #2, I think it's safe to say that as of Saturday, Bracha is officially a walker, by which I mean that was the first day she walked more than crawled (she's been walking short distances for over a week now). She looks very unsteady on her chicken legs, but walks around just fine nonetheless.

How big my babies are!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Even more random cuteness

More random cuteness

Eli and Bracha snuggling together in our bed

Eliana showing off her adorable new outfit

Bracha practicing her spoon feeding skilz

Picture craze and summer days (or daze?)

I have a bunch of pictures to upload and I'm going to try to get as many as I can up tonight. I have some going back to Eli's surgery that I want to share, as well as pics from pessach and some taken as recently as this week. I'm going to start with a few from several weeks ago, from a warm summer's day when we set up the pool on the porch and the girls first learned how to splash in the water (before this they hated baths and now they absolutely love them). Enjoy!