Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy New Year - שנה טובה ומתוקה

All dressed up, baby in tow, and ready to celebrate! Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and wonderful year head, Us

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Our Trip to the States, Part 2: Jersey Shore, Family Style

And onto the Jersey shore, where good ol' Bradley Beach served as the stomping grounds for all of Savta's grandkids (and big kids). Day in and day out we enjoyed beautiful beach (and pool) weather. And in between sand castles and running in waves, all the cousins played, drew, sang, danced, loved and laughed - and us parents got some nice QT on the porch after hours. It was truly a madhouse of fun in the sun with family.

Evie and Abel back from the beach

The girls sharing toys and playing together (really, it was very cute)

Playtime (or chaos, depending on your point of view :)

Ula shows off her head-standing skills as the oldest

Olive enjoys some porch-side creativity time

Tzofi relishes playtime with her cousins

And Uncle Harry demonstrates one of his patented moves (yes, it's the robot)

Trip to the States, Part 1: Out on the Island

So our August trip to the States was jampacked with excitement: New family, old friends, good times, lots of ice cream - and that was just the beginning out in Long Island.

The trip kicked off with a valiant effort to stave off Tzofi's jetlag. But the ocean-side park at West Meadow Beach failed to rally her attention. Sprinklers, swings, slides - no reaction. Ice cream? Zzzzz. She was really sleeping in this swing. Really.

A late afternoon stop with Dada to the Duck Pond though got her up and moving. Good times at Dada's favorite local haunts.

Day 2's excitement was a big welcome to Baby Joshua! Big hugs for Auntie Emily and Uncle John. And more grandparent-fun for Grandma and Grandpa. Hooray more toys for everyone!

Finally, our weekend adventure to the Riverhead Aquarium was a big hit - mayim (water), dagim (fish), penguins and more. Tzofi pointed,shouted with glee and dove right in. A first experience for her and fun for the rest of us.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Last Summer Days of her First Year at School

So we have much to catch up on - seems like every day Tzofi's showing off new words, skills and fun. So before we jump ahead, here's one more recap of some highlights from Tzofi's last days at school in August 2008.

Baking with blue playdough during Blue Week

Getting wet with yellow toys in the 'pool' during Yellow Week

Breaking out in song and dance

Looking supercute in Hawaiin red during Red Week