On the way home from synagogue Tovina read to us from her personal Torah.
You can see her in action here.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Cause that's how many teeth Ari now has while I thought we were still at 1.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
I'm a little surprised that the government hasn't shown up to impose a quarantine already. Here you can see plague vector 1 passed out on the couch. See that bucket next to her? She's been using it a lot. Way more than I thought someone her size could use such a thing.
We are making sure Tovina is staying hydrated and she is enjoying the extra TV time when she is not sleeping.
I'm just looking forward to her eventually, someday, if we're lucky, getting better.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Though, as you might have noticed, he is a baby and a certain amount of drool and gnawing are to be expected.
Then we noticed that he was getting kind of fussy and difficult. Not difficult compared to many other babies, but for Ari Patrick he was being down right ornery. Of course he also has a really impressive cold, so maybe that is affecting him....
Today we felt his tooth. Bottom, front, left incisor. And at only 5 months. I just checked and T's started coming in at 7 months.
We're planning on starting him on steak dinners next week.
Monday, December 05, 2011
We are all doing well. Ari Patrick is now able to roll from his back to front and front to back though rarely one right after the other. He is also great at jamming things into his mouth. Oh, and drooling - very, very good at drooling.
Tovina is still the outgoing joy she has always been. There are a few more twirls and discussions around bed time but otherwise happy and friendly.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
As I went out on the back porch to get the duct tape, I noticed something whitish dashing under the deck. This despite the fact that Michael had been out on the porch for the last hour moving leaves and we'd both spent time calling for him. We rallied cat food, a flashlight, and Roxanne and attempted to coax Cyrano from under the porch. It took more effort (see: crumpling and pouring of cat food) than we anticipated but he eventually came out and we took him back inside, apparently the no worse for wear.
Also completely unrepentant regarding our worry and general tenseness of the last few days. Apparently we were not very careful about how we were rreferring to this dear household animal because Tovina has learned a new phrase.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Ari Patrick made his grand front-to-back roll over debut today. I was right there with him both the first and second time, which is why we have all of these great before and after shots. I also have about 20 minutes of video which takes place entirely *between* these two events without capturing either one.
He is a very sneaky child.
Friday, November 04, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The other side of this is that she also asks us to 'focus on me' or, if she is feeling particularly neglected, 'I'd like you to pay attention to me now'.
We appreciate that she can so clearly tell us what she needs.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
and sometimes as the sole activity.
Dad spent some time holding Ari Patrick too (of course)
Even the kids got in on the deal
Thought they also had a grand time while not holding the baby (which is very logical given his expression in the above photo.)
Quinn himself managed to resist most of my attempts at photographing him but I was able to capture him when he was otherwise distracted by crafts!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Then we switched phtotographers and she took the shots rthat were important to her.
Who was this mysterious person?...
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Here we are checking out Wolf's Neck State Park.