Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Oh, Hanukkah!

Giving the toilet a try

I'm a fast eater

Hey everybody! Hope everyone had a very pleasant Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday season. I just got done celebrating eight wonderful days of Hanukkah, and while I was pretty tiny for last year's, I'm old enough now to realize that's a pretty awesome holiday.

I got lots of great presents, I really enjoy the songs and games, and I LOVE the candles- even if I keep calling them "cake." But the best part about Hannukah was definitely getting to spend it with my family.

Here's a video of me opening one of my presents from Grammy and Grandpa:

We lit candles at Mommom's house a couple of times, and at home the rest of the time, and I also got to enjoy both a concert at the synagogue and a Hanukkah party with some friends. Of course, another Jewish holiday tradition I know I'm going to love is the annual Christmas night Chinese food night at Chun Hing!
High-fiving Cousin Joshua
Also this month, we celebrated Poppop's birthday with a dinner out at a Mexican restaurant:

Poppop and the boys

Mmm, Queso!

Speaking of Mommom and Poppop, they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this week. Mazel tov!

Here's a bit more of what I've been up to:

Teaching Cousin Daniel how to blog

Mommom Ev, Poppop Joe and me

That's a long track!

Sharing a chair

Here's a video of me saying my ABCs, which I've gotten quite good at:

And finally, here's a video, from Cousin Daniel's birthday party a few weeks ago, of me dancing:

Anyway, I'm excited to celebrate New Years, as I know I've got a lot to celebrate in the new year, starting with my second birthday on January 15, and the arrival of my little brother or sister in March!

Thanks for reading everyone, and happy new year!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Giving Thanks

Here we go....

Hey everybody! Sorry I haven't written in awhile- it's been a very busy couple of weeks. We celebrated Thanksgiving, as well as birthdays for Mommom and Cousin Daniel, and Mommy and Daddy and I had lots of fun over the long weekend.

But before we get to all that, the most exciting news of all: my little sibling is doing well! Mommy is now in her 26th week and everything's going great so far. The baby, as of Mommy's last appointment, was one pound and six ounces- not that much smaller than I was when I was born! Can't wait to meet the new addition.
Looks just like me, huh?
 Anyway, on to the highlights of the last few weeks. First, we drove up to New Jersey for the day and to Uncle Stephen and Aunt Cheryl's, to celebrate Cousin Goldie's engagement! It was great to see them and also Cousins Jeremy, Alys, Avi and Ella, who we had such a great time visiting in Seattle last summer.
A rare picture of all five cousins- Avi, Daniel, Ella, Joshua and me

A very proud Poppop Joe with his five great-grandchildren

A kiss for Ella

Celebrating with the soon-to-be-bride, Cousin Goldie

Holding my own with the big boys

Uncle Jason, ready to have three kids

Joshua, Ella and me on the steps
A few days after that, we had a very nice Thanksgiving dinner at Mommom's house, and I was reminded again how much I have to be thankful for:
The three cousins match
Happy birthday Mommom!
Just a couple days later was Cousin Daniel's birthday party. It was at Bounce U once again, but this year I'm big enough to do some bouncing of my own!

Down the slide with Daddy
Aunt Hannah and me
 I've also had some trips to the park:

Samantha and me

 Here I am making my way over the bridge and down the slide:

In general, I'm saying more and more words, and can even get through the alphabet. And I can even pronounce my own name, although it sometimes comes out as "Woah!"

I also have a new obsession: Daddy's guitar. I ask him to take it out all the time and I even taught myself how to strum!

I'm ready for my own:

And finally, here I am feeding milk to my buddy Kermit:

That's all for now, thanks for reading, everyone!