Thursday, March 22, 2012

So supposedly...

Sroch is six.
 
Six.
 
Like we've been doing this for six years. Six years of parenthood for us. Six years of grandparenthood for the relevant parties. Six years of rather intermittent blogging.
 
Six years of sleeping with one ear open. Six years of realizing I'd have to come up with some plan for dinner (well, 5.5 years - yay nursing!).
 
Six years that have so completely defined my existence than the twenty-eight years that preceded them feel more like a book I've read than a life I lived.
 
Happy birthday Sroch. May you never cease to delight us and your creator. May we never, ever, ever take the gift of you for granted.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Purim in pictures

Sroch's "Southern Belle" costume from Target.
Somehow she is very big, and yet still small, all at once.
Practicing for our shaloch manos card photoshoot. If you turn your head, this looks like the letter פ. Really!
Making the letter ר for the Purim card.
Llama on her way to her gan party in the beautiful costume she once again refused to wear on Purim.
She had to lift it in front to not trip on it.
Making hamentashen with my children. Note that Llama's one on the left was the only one that retained any shape at all during baking. I look at my own hamentashen and I think to myself, self, it's a good thing you work on a computer.
Llama's plan B for bug - ladybug of course. She's also wearing my 'butterpum' wings back there, making her a Lady Butterpum.
Seuda at Kaplan
This one is just for Zayde. The RBS Tzedaka Fund put these little guys all over the neighborhood, and the girls were convinced they were just like the little California Raisin you have, and they insisited on taking a picture for you!
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And so this was Purim..

I think my girlies had a fun day. The 'eat a good breakfast then eat any treat or junk you please' rule worked well, and by the name the seuda came around, they wanted to actually eat real food, causing Sroch to say a sentence like this for the first time in her life:

"Wait, we'll play in a minute, I just want to eat some chicken and rice!"

(BTW, just took her to the doc - thank God, she is growing nicely on her charts. Doc said keep doing whatever we have been doing. So I guess banana flavored corn flakes have some nutritional value...)

For shaloch manos this year, we had cookies and chocolate mousse (one of my friends called it "superlative" - I think I'm not insulted...) with this very cute card:

We printed 40 cards, and they are all gone, so clearly, we saw some people. The girls used the same cards for their hamentashen-and-lollypop-or-Popsim shaloch manos too.

Seuda was at the Kaplans and we had a great time.

Llama had the same gorgeous kallah costume as she had last year, but like last year, she refused to wear it on Purim day, so she was a ladybug instead. I wore butterfly wings, so Llama called me a butterpum. Sroch had a Southern Belle costume which to her just became a "fancy lady." She got to wear lipstick, so really, she had everything she wanted.

Except for a need to have Pink Tzetzi (TM) firmly anchored in Llama's mouth past 2 PM, the girls really did very nicely over the entire day. Oh, except Sroch refused to be photographed, all teenaged-like on me.

Oh, and for the record, six years ago this was my due date, Purim. NUTS.


That's one pic. Blogger is bugging out on the picture uploading, so will try more later.