Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Halloween has been postpones in NJ because of the damages done by hurricane Sandy, but we still put the kids in their costumes and let them play (Sasha loved it, Max was indifferent, big surprise on both, huh?)
By the way, we're ok, no damage to the house, but no power either. We're going to be staying with my aunt and uncle for a little while, until we get power back or find a generator. We're so thankful to them! And I have a feeling that Sasha will like this little "vacation".

Monday, October 29, 2012

Birthday party fun

On Saturday, Sasha was invited to her friend Sophie's birthday party. After seeing all the kids run, jump, dance, and ride around, I am convinced that being a four- (or five-, or even seven-) year-old rocks!

Birthday girl

Friday, October 26, 2012

Seven months old

My sweet baby boy is 7 months old today. That is a whole month closer to being a toddler! And boy, is he growing fast! He's now sitting completely unassisted for long periods of time, he "talks" a ton more, and eats all sorts of veggies and fruits (he likes pretty much everything; I think we're going to try meats and yogurt pretty soon). He loves chewing on his feet, especially during diaper changes (which makes them super complicated lately). He adores standing when somebody holds him by the hands; he giggles so loudly!
We attempted monthly pictures, but evil shots were making Max super cranky, so we had to redo them after his nap
Big sisters make everything better!
My little assistant looking through her pictures
We went to the pediatrician today for Max's flu shot booster. She measured and weighed him very quickly and he didn't gain much: 18lbs10oz and 27" long (both around 50th %-ile). Next visit (and shots) are not for another 2 months; but he did so well, he only cried for a few seconds and was fine after that (well, except for the extra sleeping, but that's never a bad thing ;))

Fashion Friday

Hoodies edition

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Pumpkins and costumes and giant cats and a Childrens' Museum visit. All in one post. With too many pictures!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend fun

Saturday was family day. We played outside, we painted the bookshelf, we hung out, we went out to dinner.
Sunday was another family day. We had lunch out with our parents and grandmothers for Z's grandma's birthday (and our anniversary) and we played with cousins Emily and Maya.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy anniversary to us!

Today, we celebrate our 5th anniversary. Five years ago, I married an amazing, caring, funny, handsome guy. Today, he's that and so much more. He's a wonderful husband, friend, hug-giver, and, sometimes, a silly kid. He's also a great dad, boo-boo kisser, diaper-changer, middle-of-the-night-feeder, and bath-giver. Sure, we've had our share of bad times, but we've come out stronger and better!
Yesterday, we went out for a real grown-up date, thanks to my parents (for the restaurant gift certificate) and aunt and uncle (who stayed with the kiddies). And today, we're not doing much, hanging out, painting the bookshelf Z has been putting together/building, and spending time as a family.
I love you, honey. Here's to many more!!

Friday, October 19, 2012