Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Birthday List

I discovered this amazing website called The Things I Want, it works like a registry. The best part is you can go anywhere on the internet and just link it to your list. Anyone can go to your list click on what you want and be directed straight to the website and page for the item you desire. I highly recommend everyone start a list. The best part is that it's FREE. Even I started a list for myself. It's just too much fun not to.

So, without further ado I bring to you what I believe to be the things Eli needs or wants called Eli's 1st Birthday. When you purchase something through this list it will automatically show it as reserved, so he won't get any duplicates. I hope you have fun using it as much as I did. If for any reason you need to find Eli's list again you can come to the blog at any time, and there is a link on the right hand side under Wish Lists.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

David & Ellie's Engagement Party

David & Ellie had such a wonderful beautiful engagement party. Everything was so so festive. Sima (Ellie's mom) did an amazing job on the floral arrangements. At the very last minute they asked us to bring the boys along. Jonah was running around the entire time. Eli passed out in his Bubbe's arms, and then was held by Barbara A. for the rest of the night in his slumber. The boys were really well behaved which was a relief to both Rob & I. Here are a small sampling of the pictures Marty took at the party. He took so many but of course the ones with my children were the best. Now I say that knowing full well that I am completely biased and have only polled myself in this matter. It was so nice to see everyone and I can't wait until the wedding when we can really party.

Me and my brothers (aren't they handsome)

Jonah and his cousin Rachel. They played together most of the night

Jonah with Uncle David and Aunt Ellie. No he wasn't scared he was just mad b/c he wanted to be on his own and they wanted to take a picture with him. It's so tough when you're so popular.

Eli and his great-aunt Olga (my dad's little sister)

The life of the party

Me with the handsomest guy at the party

having a little snack on the run

Eli and Tata

Look at this cutey. I mean I could just eat him.

Eli peacefully sleeping in Barbara A.'s arms

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Standing, Slimming Down & More

I'll start with our bad news (for those of you who don't know): Rob lost his job 2 weeks ago. He is trying to find a job as soon as possible. Until then starting Monday he is a Stay At Home Dad of two wonderful, little boys. He needs all the support he can get, so please pray the kids go back to day care soon. With Jonah in the midst of his "mines" stage and temper tantrums it's a good thing Rob's alread bald or he'd be pulling his hair out. Hee! Hee!

Today, for the first time Eli stood up. He held himself up for about 25 seconds. Rob ran to get the camera, but by the time he got it, Eli was down. This special event was witnessed, by Jonah, Bubbe, Robert and myself. We are all so glad we were able to witness this, and be a part of history. OK that's a little dramatic, but after all I am his mommy.

Jonah is great at making Eli laugh. We caught some of it on video last week. It really is the cutest thing ever. Jonah can get the biggest laughs out of Eli, it's just so great.

As for me: In February of this year I began what I call my weight loss journey :) As of today I have hit 40 lbs lost. I'm very happy to report that I only have 27 lbs to go. It has been tough but with out Weight Watchers, my mom and my co-worker/friend Kim, I don't know where I'd be. Today I was so happy that I just thought I'd share this with all of you.

We're off to David & Ellie's engagement party Saturday. Hopefully we'll have some nice pictures of me and Robert. The kids will not be going, so it will be a nice adults only night for us. Thank you in advance Michelle and Steven for watching the kids for us.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Smiles and Green Boots

Bubbe bought Jonah some new boots, but they're two sizes too big. Jonah didn't care, he wanted to wear them anyway. Of course with his pajamas they make quite the statement.

Mr. Smiley himself

Sunday, October 08, 2006

A Little Ducky

Just thought I'd share a really cute picture of Eli.