Friday, February 28, 2014

week 19!

penny asked that her flying fish car be in the pictures with us this week, and i'm sure that if you had a flying fish car, you would include it in your belly photos too.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


penny has been doing her best to keep me talking so she doesn't have to go to sleep, and it works pretty well most of the time.  tonight, i was on my way to the door when she told me "michaela has a bracelet with a special signal (ed. she meant symbol) on it that means love in hebrew.  shira has a watch.  and elias also has a watch.  but no one else's mama checks on them.  just me.  i guess i'm pretty lucky."

i'm pretty lucky too.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


ok, i can definitely feel the baby moving now.  isn't this EXACTLY the same way it happened last time? why did i not learn?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

circus day!

is there any better day than circus day?  not in our house, there isn't!  the blue unit is in town, and penny has loved sandor since the very first time she saw the circus.
as usual, a million pictures!
penny gets her ticket booped!

circus tattoo!

penny's circus tattoo!

after the show, penny finally gets to hang out with sandor

sandor shows penny everything there is to see backstage

i could not get penny to do any of this preshow stuff

but you know who can?  sandor.

our second preshow of the day, their third

alex missed the dogs during the show, but got to see them up close and personal at adventure #2

see you soon!
here is alex's much more succinct sum-up of the experience:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

18 weeks!

Penny is spending the week with her grandparents for President's Week, so I am solo once again. The new kid is the size of a bell pepper now, and I still don't think I can feel him moving around in there....
I am thrilled that it's a bit warmer today - this winter has been absolutely brutal. Spring is on its way!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day Eve!

All of us wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day, if you're into that sort of thing. All of us.

17 weeks!

hello!  it appears that winter will never end in new york - we've got a blizzard happening right now, and today i asked alex to help me get penny to school.  on snow days we've been putting penny in a sled and dragging her up the hill, but i just couldn't bring myself to do it this morning.
the baby is the size of a turnip!  it's all very exciting!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

16 weeks! Plus spoilers!

This week, Alex is in Germany for the Berlin Film Festival, so Penny kindly stepped in as photographer. I have also given you my view of our photos together. And, drumroll please, we now know the gender of New Kid, so if you don't want to know, do not read any further! We are having...
A boy!