Thursday, April 30, 2009

Last posting of April 2009

April has been a busy month (well, really only since the night of April 12th when we went to the hospital thinking Sara was really going to deliver a baby only to come back the next morning and see Jonathan born within an hour of arrival...and without enough time for Sara to get an epidural). I have no new pictures for the day to post, but I thought I would close the month with some interesting comments (as this is a blog).

First, we visited the pediatrician today and learned that Jonathan has gained a pound since last week's visit (he is now at 8 1/2 pounds - only 12 more pounds and 11 months before he can sit facing forward in the car).

Second, I clearly have forgotten what it is like to have a newborn. Sara reminds me that we used to drive Helena around town at night to get her to sleep (thankfully we don't have to do that anymore). After hearing Sara head downstairs tonight with Jonathan, I was surprised to hear the garage door open, but I knew what that meant. Jonathan must have heard the stories while in utero, so Sara headed out to take him for a ride to get him to sleep. I was more surprised, though, when she not only returned with a sleeping baby but also Frosty's from Wendy's. Now that is a great wife.

Hope it has been an enjoyable April for everybody else. See you in May!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Thinking face?

More like the face Jonathan makes when he is leaving Daddy a gift to clean up.

I am 2 weeks old

In a couple of weeks, I may actually let my parents sleep through most of the night!


Jonathan's first tub

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday in the Park

It was 80+ degrees and sunny. It was a great day for a walk (or ride) in the park. Apparently everybody else had the same idea as well.

Helena ready to hit the bike path

Helena and Daddy on their bikes

Jonathan needing a pit stop after a strenuous ride in his stroller

Old Reliable

Helena lived in this swing her first couple of months; Jonathan hasn't truly taken to it yet.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Say Cheese!

The Bris

Looking good before the ceremony

That includes Helena as well

Grandma and Bubbe showing Jonathan off to everybody in attendance

"Here I come Grandpa. Hold on tight...but don't look down!"

At least somebody got to drink during the ceremony

"Yeah! I made it through!"

"I'm beat!"

All smiles now

Jonathan with Mommy and Daddy

The Boys

Jonathan with Papa

Auntie Esta with Daddy, Jonathan, and Mommy

Jonathan with Mommy and her sisters

Jonathan with Auntie, Bubbe, Mommy, and her sisters

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Eight Days for the Bris...Snip, Snip!

Yesterday, we officially welcomed Jonathan Ben into our faith as family and friends watched on. For those who were unable to attend, attached are two separate videos from the ceremony (unfortunately, I could not upload them onto the internet as one video clip given the length and size; nor was I able to upload the whole ceremony). Jonathan wants to give special thanks to his Uncle Blair, who patiently stood for 25 minutes and recorded the whole bris ceremony.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Cousins Have Arrived!!!

Hoop'n it up

Hanging out

Swinging around


Sliding down

The gangs all here!

"How come I always get left out?"

I'm the Big Sister!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Videos of Helena and her new bike

The joy of a new bike

Helena riding her new bike

Mommy and Daddy got a new baby....

...and Helena got a new bicyle!

Helena and her Princess Big Girl Bike

Safety first - Helena has the matching princess helmet

Daddy got an early Father's Day gift - new rollerblades

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Welcome Home!

After two days in the hospital, Jonathan and Mommy returned home!

The outfit he is wearing home

"I had more room in the womb!"

Mommy and Jonathan waiting outside the front door. Look at the beautiful sign created by Helena, with help from Auntie Amanda

"Nice welcome home. Now is somebody going to bring me inside?"

Final Hours at the Hospital

Jonathan and Mommy are anxiously waiting to leave the hospital

Mommy and her handsome son

Daddy and his little boy

One of the few photographs with his eyes open

Holding his own pacifier while he sleeps

"No more photographs!"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More pictures from Day One

Mommy and her children

Helena showing off her new baby while Daddy shows off his new baby

Auntie Amanda




Father and son