Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Passover 2010

Jonathan showing off his Passover spirit

The adult table

The kid's table

Helena starting the Four Questions with cousin Gabriel

The Boston Science Museum - March 2010 visit

How Jonathan started his day at the museum

Jonathan and Daddy, with a view of Boston in the background

Jonathan on the "blood scale"

Jonathan with cousins Gabriel and Robert

Helena and Gabriel

Helena wouldn't go near T-Rex, but Jonathan had no choice because he was strapped in his stroller!

At Yankee Stadium they have the Bleacher Creatures. Based on the presentation we saw at the museum, this "creature" may roam around Fenway Park.

Jonathan versus Food

We are big fans of the show Man versus Food on the Travel Network in which the host tackles a food challenge at a given restaurant. On our trip this past weekend, we stopped off at Eagle's Deli on the campus of Boston College in which the challenge is to eat five 1 lb loaded burgers as well as 5 lbs. of fries. Needless to say, we didn't take part in that...but Jonathan attempted his own food challenge.

"All of that is just for me? Awesome!"

Spring Gala

Helena's class held their spring gala show last week.

Helena listening intently.

"When the Clouds go By"


It is hard to see, but the kids' bodies spell out "The End"

Helena and her teacher, Miss Shamsun

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cake Boss

The family headed to Hoboken, New Jersey to visit Carlo's Bake Shop, made famous by the show "Cake Boss," which follows the life of Chef Buddy Valestro and his family-run bakery. The line was halfway down the block mid-morning, but the baked goods were completely worth it.

Sara and Helena in front of Carlo's Bake Shop (Jonathan is hidden at the front of the stroller)

Two of Buddy Valestro's sisters (the blond and the dark-haired woman to her right behind the register)

The guy in the white behind the counter is NOT who you want delivering your wedding cake (he dropped one down a flight of stairs on one episode)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

No problem!

Last night we experienced horrible rains and winds that knocked out our power from approximately 4 p.m. until 1 a.m. That did not deter the family from getting out flashlights and candles, warm clothes, and extra blankets to make it through the night.

Helena showing off her flashlight, so she can see while she was reading, and her bodysuit pajamas, so she could stay warm (it's amazing how bright the camera's flash made the room).

Helena showing off her new flashlight for the next time we lose power (or if she ever decides to go spelunking or compete on The Amazing Race!)

Jonathan is 11 months old!

Jonathan has been rapidly walking throughout the house the past month, and getting into trouble. He also is really into his eating, as is evident by the picture (it would be hard to categorize him as a picky eater). He especially likes sliced turkey, ground beef, shredded cheese, and pasta (obviously, not all at the same time)...but most any food placed on his plate is fine by him!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Welcome to my town!

Jonathan had heard that a new restaurant came to town, and he felt it was only appropriate that he have his family join him in welcoming the new restaurant (and its staff) to town. Not only did kids eat free when we went, but the waitresses were more than willing to take a picture with him. Incidentally, this is Jonathan's second experience at this chain's restaurant (see June 2009, Rehoboth Beach).