Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tea Time!

Over the weekend, Helena and her friend Alexa attended a children's tea at Sara's hotel that focused on etiquette. It will be interesting to see if this translates to Helena helping with setting the dinner table!

Helena and Alexa

Let the tea be served!

Helena enjoying a cup of tea

Learning about the proper way to set a table

Helena posing in front of the table setting

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hip-hop dance crew

Helena has been taking hip-hop dance lessons since January. The class is a combination of gymnastics and lively dancing. She thoroughly enjoys it and has even taught Jonathan a few dance moves. Sara snapped a few pictures at Helena's class this weekend.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Purim!

Helena was busy helping Mommy make hamentashen over the weekend

Jonathan could barely stay awake. He fell asleep while we were out shopping, and stayed asleep when he got placed in the shopping cart at Target.

The family dressed to go to the Megilah reading - superhero Jonathan, Chef Sara, and flamenco dancer Helena


Jonathan on his first ever pony ride (he's using the backscratcher he won as a prize like a jockey's whip)

Helena "asked" if she could go on a pony ride. My how times have changed!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Washington D.C. Weekend

This weekend we were in the Washington D.C. area for cousin Gabriel's Bar Mitzvah. The weather was nice on Friday when we went down so that we were able to walk around Georgetown and visit some of the sights on the Washington Mall before heading to Northern Virginia for the family event.

Helena has picked up her mother's love for baking and cooking. DC Cupcakes is featured on a show of the same name on The Learning Channel. Of course, we pre-ordered our half dozen cupcakes for pick up the day we arrived!

Johnny Rockets for lunch!

They should be paying us for this advertisement!

We promised Helena's teachers that we would get good pictures of her with the sights. This is a shot from the top step of the Lincoln Memorial east toward the Washington Monument.

Helena with Abe

Helena posing with the Capitol in the distance

Yes, we did bring Jonathan while we toured the sights. He napped during our 2 hour walk.

Helena asked whether she would get to see Obama while we visited the White House. I explained why that wouldn't happen, and later that night I learned that he was actually in Florida anyway.

Sara, Jeff, and Jonathan

Helena with "the two bubbes"

Sara taking a picture of Joey taking picture of Helena taking a picture of balloons

Jonathan and Daddy watching people dancing the hora

Bowling Saturday night. Sadly, despite all the handheld technology at the bowling lanes, nobody has video of Jeff hitting a behind-the-back-and-through-the-legs strike.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Mish-Mosh

Some random photographs to close out February

It's become somewhat of a regular thing that when Sara drops off Helana and Jonathan at daycare in the morning, they race to the window to wave and say goodbye as she gets in her car.

We're not sure what he did to get this, but Jonathan was named the inaugural "student of the month" in his class. Pretty impressive for a bunch of 18-24 month year olds!

Helena at a recent doctor's visit

Daddy, Jonathan, and Grandpa two weekends ago at cousin Sammy's wrestling tournament in NYC. Oh yeah, cousin Sammy won his weightclass!