Wednesday, August 29, 2007

So, Avraham, where is your wife?

Sarah is in the tent! Duh!

(To all your faithful Fans of the Blog, we WILL start posting more often - really - when my farshtuggener job doesn't mean all my evening computer time means working on, um, work!)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tochter on safari

So Yoav calls me this week at work, after picking up my daughter from the babysitter (which one? I lose track. I don't even know the lady's first name, but at least she was highly recommended!), to tell me that my daughter is bringing home the 'project' they made, namely binoculars. And I wonder why, sitting at work, my eyes teared up. She made a project!! And... I'm not there.

Okay, to be fair, I sincerely doubt she made much of that project herself, although she does pick them up and look through them with a charming "kookoo!" (apparently, 'kookoo' is hebrew for 'peek-a-boo'). And her metapelet is off for two weeks, so it was rather inevitable that she would have some Random Babysitter time. And fortuntely, Savta is here (yay!) and she and the babe totally adore each other, so it's really not that bad.

Okay, work is that bad. It's just busy busy and it never stops, you're never 'done' with your work, and I realized I get very tired of everyone asking me questions all day. It's my job - my underlings and the customers are supposed to ask me questions. But I'm tired of it! Sigh. Couple more weeks, and then I relax... with my Rosh Hashana bonus!! :)

Anyway.. so above is my girl with a Neigh, an Oin and her binoculars. And here she is with a neighbor's little stroller. I am so amazed by what my daughter picks up - when we were walking down the street with the little stroller, she kept going over to steps (up to different buildings) and tried so hard to 'bump' the stroller up the stairs! Never mind that she can't walk up stairs without holding on, never mind that the toy stroller wheelbase is only meant for bumping up toy stairs. But so cute! And then the other day, I was singing her "Torah Tziva Lanu Moshe," and she runs out of the room and comes back a minute later with her stuffed toy Torah! And yesterday, Yoav was doing laundry, and he asked her, "Sarah Rochel, can you get the laundry basket and bring it to Abba?" He says she kind of wrinkled her forehead for a second, then trotted off... and brought him back the laundry basket!!

If the floor is wet and you give her a rag or whatever, she also knows how to wipe the floor. All this, and a year ago I was blogging...
"She is getting so BIG! This morning (at 4 AM) when she was crying, I noticed her cry has moved out of the adorable-miniature-newborn-cute cry, into the I-figured-out-how-to-use-my-lungs-so-move-it-and-feed-me cry. And her legs are getting so plump that the leg holes of one of her tushy covers were tight. Imagine."

Thursday, August 09, 2007

And you thought we forgot!

The long awaited update!

As promised... Here's all the random (that word was just for you, Mom) stuff that's been keeping me away from hearth and blog over the last week or so...

ATV Anniversary!
Yoav took me ATVing for our anniversary last week (that is, we went last week; our anniversary was only yesterday on the English calendar, tonight on the Hebrew). We had to go last week to get the full moon, because we went for a moonlit tour!! A very, very dusty moonlit tour.

From the before and after shots there you see how my husband looked like Rav Elazar ben Azarya, replete with white beard. Jeepers! Happy eighth anniversary to us! You'll be happy to know the dust DID all wash out of our clothes (I should be happy - at least Yoav didn't wear a TIE, just a white shirt. Gevalt.)

Punky Tochter!
A benevolent grandmother gave us a package of headbands a while back, and the girl has taken to liking them, a lot! Note that unlike other mothers, I waited until my child actually HAD some hair before I put headbands on her - none of those random garter looking things on my baldy! Of course, she still has her grandfather's hairline, but we can pray...
Anyway, she likes to wear more than one at once, hence this shot. Note her increasing artistry as well! Thanks again to Brenda for these non-toxic crayons, she said as she got little crayon bits out of her daughter's mouth..

Enter Bill Cosby!
Nechy and co. came for shabbos last week, and brought us a Brooklyn Bake Shop cake. Yumm... but, not on our diets. So, what to do with it? Hey! Dinner for the kiddo!

Never fear - she's still sitting pretty at 20 pounds.

Let's see what else happened... Last night I didn't blog because I was making up a wedding invitation for a couple who was married, then both converted together, and now they're getting married again - so cute! Not blogging, but for a good cause.

Work is crazy now. I really, really, REALLY need someone to work nights for the next two months. I offered to fly in my brother, but he said no... Any takers? But you have to start Sunday. And have a brain.

Oh, and Monday night we were at Esther Brody's wedding (and Tuesday night at sheva brachos - see why I haven't been blogging??).

Esther works in my office, besides me having known her since seminary, and we were all so excited to be at the wedding (look SR, a kallah! "Kaleh!"), so much so that I've almost forgiven her for getting married during our busy season at work (sheesh, she coulda eloped like 6 weeks ago!!).

My new quest is to pick out and buy something from It is SO wicked awesome cool (was that an 80s phrase or what?), not the least because when it's dirty you pick up the offending square and wash it in the sink! Thanks Shira for the tip off. Now go back to work.

And with that, I think we're up to date. Whew!

addendum: Oh yeah, and I went to the dentist yesterday. No cavities!! Yay! Yoav, on the other hand, has 'em. That must be what happened. He lost weight in his teeth!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Coming soon to a blog near you

Okay, so not tonight when I've worked over three hours from home, and not tomorrow night when we have a wedding, and not the night after when we have sheva brachos, but COMING SOON on the blog we will have...

ATV pictures
Punky Druyan pictures
Bill Cosby pictures

And now, a video, lest you go into withdrawl!

We're all fine, just busy busy busy. It's that time of year at work...!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

All's well... essentially

Okay, sum up...

1) We're all healthy. Well, okay, our sore throats have been threatening to come back and we took the girl's tushy to the doctor tonight, but otherwise, we're fine!

2) We're all having fun! Well, we had a ton of fun last night when Yoav took me out for our anniversary (pictures to come. Hint: Yoav looked like a man of 70, and no this is not a paschal reference). Sure, the girl with the babysitter didn't go to sleep until 11 PM, but fine. And work is really crazy now, and Yoav says he's having the Summer of Government Offices, but otherwise, fun fun!

3) We're solvent! Well, okay, so we put the check from the insurance company (for our totalled car) into the bank, then immediately locked away the vast majority of it until we withdraw it for the new car. Problem: they locked the amount away, but the check didn't actually clear yet. Meaning, we're humongously in the hole. Ooopsie! Heck, who needs a working ATM card anyway?

4) We're exhausted! This happens to be true.

Quick pics of the girl eating fish the other day. Sure Mommy, I'll wear a bib - but MY way!