Monday, November 30, 2009

Rachel sent me her thanksgiving pictures, so I have added a few more of our pictures from Park City. Below, on the snow, is flan, which we tried fried. It was good. We also had fried ho hos, fried cheese, homemade potato chips and onion rings, and of course the turkey.



Here is a picture of all the guys (minus Zev) before they got to frying! Then they are putting in the turkey.




Here are some pictures of Zev wearing his turkey bib from Grandma Mimi. He is outside watching the frying...



It started getting cold, so here are some pictures of the boys bundled up.


Jaren and Buby...


Here is Jaren eating a giant marshmallow. She held onto this for an hour or so.




We made the place cards for the table on Thanksgiving while the cooking was going on.


Here is an example of a finished product.

Uncle Brad and Zev

Before we got to town, Noah built a snow man with his Buster. This is what was still there when we got to town.

Noah and Jaren are playing outside. It is crazy weather that there is snow, but you can play outside in shorts!

Noah was teasing Zev for having to sit in this borrowed pink high chair... He didn't really mind so much.

That is a lot of pictures, but we had a great time, and I wanted to show what we were up to! We are looking forward to seeing the whole family again in February when we all go to the Dominican Republic.

Thanksgiving

We just got home from our Thanksgiving trip to Park City, Utah. We visited with Ari's family and I got some good pictures.


Aunt Lindsay and Uncle Oren

Aunt Ray Ray and Uncle Zach

Zev's Buby and Buster


Here are some pictures of Zev with his cousin Jaren and his Aunt Tova. He loved playing with Jaren, and she was so sweet to him.







Zev tried a veggie for the first time. He really liked the sweet potatoes. He tried carrots today, and he seems to like those also. He doesn't love when I switch from cereal to the veggies, but he does like each one.

Jaren is a very messy eater, but she and Noah are the healthiest little eaters I know. They eat snacks of carrots, cucumbers, garbanzo beans, hearts of palm, and red peppers. I hope I can figure out how to get Zev to eat that well!

Last, but not least, two pictures of Zev playing blocks. He looks super cute with this block on his head. These were a gift from a friend of Karen's, and Zev loves eating them and wearing them. He is really playing more and more with his toys which is lots of fun.

We had so much fun in Utah spending time with everyone. I don't know how I didn't end up with any pictures of Noah, but we had tons of fun playing with him. I think Rachel took some pictures too, so maybe I will get my hands on some of those.

We had a great trip over all, and we have so much to be thankful for. Ari and I both have amazing families, and there are so many people who love Zev. We have a busy few weeks coming up with Zev's surgery, our trip to Disney World, my brother's graduation from college, and then the holidays!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Aunt Lisa and Aunt Julie came in town (with my grandmother who there are no pictures of!), so here are some pictures of them with Zev. They had fun visiting with him, and he really liked them.




with dad




Here is the mess Zev made this morning while eating breakfast! He has a new habit of diving for the spoon now that he has decided he likes eating... It leads to a big mess on his face, and today it almost poked his eye out as you can see from the cereal on the bridge of his nose!


We are all packed up for Utah, and we leave in a few hours! Hopefully Zev will do as well this plane ride as he did on his last one!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tray for Breakfast

Zev is now eating rice cereal two times a day. He is still not that great at it, or maybe he just isn't that interested... Today, as I was cleaning up after his breakfast, he decided he was interested in eating tray...

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In other news, Zev went to the doctor. He is 26 inches tall (long?) and weighs 16 pounds and 11 ounces. He is in the 30th percentile right now for height and weight, so his growth is slowing down. He checked out really well, and he did very well with his shots. He didn't even run a fever or seem to feel bad this time. Unfortunately for him, since he got both flu shots, he has to go back for two of his other vaccinations he didn't get in two weeks, and then for the flu shot boosters (if they still have them...) two weeks after that! He is going to start hating the doctor...

Speaking of doctors, he is also going to be having a little day surgery on December 7th, so keep him in your thoughts that day.

This morning he is going to finally apply for his passport after some run around caused by my silly mistakes... forgetting his birth certificate at home last time, no appointment, and so on. I am too lazy to scan it in, but I wanted to show you his passport photo because it is too funny. I took a picture with my phone, so excuse the bad quality.

Those white things around him are me holding him up. They made me sit on a stool, covered me in a sheet, and I had to hold him through it since he can't sit up and the background has to be solid white... The man told me he got him smiling and it looked great, then he gave me this picture! He was a very interesting man. That is all I will say about that. I hope Zev enjoys this picture on his passport until he is 5. He might not need it too much though.

Tonight Zev's Great Grandma, Aunt Julie, and Aunt Lisa are coming to see him. We are excited.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

6 MONTHS OLD!

Today my love is 6 months old! I have a few pictures, but they are getting harder to catch a good moment because he is so active! So, here is he eating his sign...






The remnants of his sign...




Here is a video of Zev eating his sign! He thinks paper is delicious...

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This has been the best 6 months ever! WE COULD NOT BE LUCKIER.

Love.
Love.
Love.
This baby!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Today I watched one of my friend's three kids while she went to the doctor. I got to practice my big kid playing skills. We made a big mess, and I fed them some random food. What was funny was that while I was changing her baby's diaper, I heard Zev start crying all of a sudden really loudly. When I went in this is what I found. I felt bad taking his picture before I helped, but it was too funny. He really did not like having his hat like this! He is the one who did it though....


Later this afternoon, we ate some more rice cereal. Today was the third day, and I feel like Zev is starting to get the hang of it a little more. I actually heard him swallow a time or two instead of just letting it run out of his mouth. He either ate, or is wearing, the whole bowl.


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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Solids and a duck

Today for the first time, Zev tried "solid food". (I put this in quotations, because Ari did not really believe it was a solid.) Anyhow, he tried rice cereal around lunch time. He probably lost more than he ate, but it was a good first try. Here he is wondering what is about to happen.


First bite.


Taking control.


Messy.


Exploring.



Our next order of business has been starting to get things baby proofed. We had some free time this Sunday, since there were no good grocery deals for Ari to worry about, so we got started. We covered the electronics, bolted the book shelf to the wall, and ordered some baby gates. It is really hard to find a good baby gate big enough to divide the kitchen in the playroom, but we think we found one.

Needless to say, this spending of money stressed Ari out, but he did let me get one fun item at Babies R Us. Zev got a new bath tub. He was getting too big for the bath sling, and he doesn't sit up on his own. Even when he does, it will be hard to keep a hand on him and soap him, so we have invested in this duck. It is hard to find bath seats anymore since Consumer Report said no one should own them (I guess that is why...) Anyway, it's comfy and it quacks. Zev wasn't sure about it at first, but he grew to like it.


Eating a purple "R" for Aunt Ray Ray.


It looks like it will be too small soon, but we think he will be sitting up in the next few weeks, so it should be fine then.


Zev has a big week ahead with a few play dates, two doctor's appointments, and going to get his passport pictures/passport. Also, Wednesday he is six months old! I can hardly believe it, but more about that later.