Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Clock's ticking

The past few weeks I've been obsessed with puppies. Tiny puppies. I'm not really a dog person. I couldn't figure out what it is, until I realized that it's because my baby is 3 now. I'm missing the tiny dependent baby stage. Puppies are incredibly needy. Dogs are needy, even when full grown. I guess that's why people get dogs. They get unconditional love and get the opportunity to meet their canine friend's many needs for a long time. The natural need to procreate is strong, but not always practical. I know this too will pass. It's just hard to see my babies become so independent. I just watch puppy videos on You Tube. :-)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

I know that we all lead busy lives and take for granted the constant energy we use on a daily basis. My small family is going to take part in this year's Earth Hour 2009 and come up with ways to play for one hour without using electricity. 8:30-9:30 March 28th 2009!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Snow in March 2009

"What is this?"Bunny asks.

They made snow angels.

Look at all the snow on the car!

The snow is all the way up to Tzipi's hips.

My hands are cold!

Blizzard and blowing snow!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Camp Out

Aunt Hester and Uncle Brian setting up camp

Moms hard at work!

Boys exploring

Brian, Blake, and Ethan

Zee playing the part of the dead skunk.

Bug net making with Avi.

A completed net.

Dad and Zee

Boys playing in muddy water! Yeah!

More hard work.

The three amigos.



Sunday, March 22, 2009

Take a picture ...it will last longer.

My living room

Zee's Bedroom

My kitchen

My bathroom

With the boys away at Scout campout, and Tzipi spent the night with her cousins, I had plenty of time and energy to get the house cleaned like I like it. So since I know it will only last until the boys get home and track dirt inside, bring in three days worth of dirty clothes and eat lunch and mess up the kitchen, I decided to take pictures so I can look back and enjoy my clean house while it lasted.

Zippy's room

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Kid Photography

This is Tzipi mopping the floor for me yesterday.

I took Tzipporah to the grocery store yesterday. She kept pestering me for things when we first got to the store. Then I got the brilliant idea to lend her my digital camera. Here is her beautiful work. Can you guess what she's looking at?

This picture is from this morning. Not bad for a 3 year old! :-) She even told me how to lay. "Eema, put your legs over there, no... over there...".

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Time passes so quickly

I was about to get Tzipi's spring clothes out when I realized that she's outgrown all of it. She's not 24 months anymore. She's 3 now. I should have realized this during her birthday party when we were blowing out candles and sing "Happy Birthday" to her, but it hasn't really hit me until this week. On top of that I'm really missing the summer. I started out writing about how much I miss the green grass and leaves on the trees and how happy I am that some of the trees are starting to bloom. That's true, but I think that as the seasons change I realize even more how quickly time passes. Zee's baby face is almost gone. Tzipi's hair is getting longer and she's catching up quickly to her big brother. Zee is reading things I didn't read until 2nd grade. Tzipi is writing letters already (didn't know she could do it until I saw her school work during my first parent teacher conference). I can only imagine how it must be for our parents who don't get to see the kids very often. (I'm planning grandparent visits in April and May.) Well, enough rambling I've got gladiolus to plant. YEAH for SPRING!!!!