Saturday, September 16, 2017

Whoa, September!

Well, here we are in September, with lots happening all around us. Jacob has been away a whole bunch, giving his parents the support they need.  The kids and I are staying local and staying focused--school, work, piano, cooking, chores, and soon swim and soccer will begin.  We've had the good fortune of having had a beautiful beach day, and an evening of s'mores with friends.

AlteLu says things like, "My heart is filled with joy because I love you so much," and Hersh's teachers can't say enough good things about who he is. And in every moment, our thoughts are with Sabba, the man we love so, for calm, strength, and healing.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Birthday party & 4's/2nd grade!

This past weekend we had AlteLu's 4th birthday party!  Rock painting, Drew Blue Shoes--the Magician, Butterfly Birthday Cake, climbing dome, bubbles, and bagels!  It was a beautiful day, with perfect weather,  Our favorite people--Aunt Mimi and Dan Dan, and the Kleins came for the weekend/party.  AlteLu was so happy, with she and Hersh assisting Drew Blue Shoes--it was a wonderful day!

Our two chick-a-dees started school this week--the 4's for AlteLu with Steven, Sharon, and Raviv, and Hersh 2nd grade with Ms. Margolis and G'veret Schon.  Both kids had wonderful first days, and we are grateful for the schools our children attend.  I do have to admit, I feel a little sad to be away from my little lovers:( But, here's to a great year!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


We have just returned from a wonderful week in Vermont--the Green Mountain State! During our time there we: hiked, picked blueberries, enjoyed Bluegrass music, swam in the creek, visited ECHO, enjoyed all The Bridges had to offer, searched for moose, rode the chairlift on Sugarbush, picked wildflowers, did the zip line, visited Ben and Jerry's, ate a lot of Cabot Cheese, spent the day on Lake Champlain, ate pizza, visited the farmers market, bathed in maple syrup, enjoyed cider donuts, drove through the Ap Gap, watched Jeopardy!, played scrabble, cleansed with Coast!, and generally lazed about.  We also celebrated AlteLu's birthday--which she loved, and was sorely dissappointed when it was over, asking, "why did Abba take down my birthday sign?!?"
It is so beautiful in Vermont, and we are so grateful to have been able to spend time there as a family.