Friday, April 29, 2011


Helena showing off her new playset, which arrived just in time for spring-like weather

Jonathan playing on the tower of the playset with friend Max

Helena and Jonathan sharing a snack with their friends Maya and Max

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Going to work in the big city!

Although "Take Your Kid to Work Day" was not until next week, Helena was off from school this week, so she accompanied her Daddy to work today. Besides entertaining her Daddy's colleagues with singing, dancing, and just pure comedy, she also drew pictures, watched movies, and had a nice homemade lunch with her Daddy. Needless to say, they will both be sleeping well tonight.

Helena taking notes on the bus into the city

Helena borrowed somebody's cellphone and took her own photo, with Jeff in the background

It was a really rough day for Helena (now you know how her Daddy feels!). She took a snooze on the bus ride home.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Passover again!

The advantage of two nights of Passover - more pictures!

The small contingency at the Passover sedar

Jonathan was eating and we hadn't even gotten to the Four Questions!

Helena doing the Four Questions (with musical accompaniment in the background)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Passover!

Helena showing off her grape juice

Jonathan doesn't understand why he has to wait so long to eat

Helena cramming for The Four Questions

Welcome to the family Max!

At the beginning of the month, we welcomed a new family member, Max Brayden.

Helena and Jonathan posing nearby their new cousin, Max, as he is held by Sara

The proud parents with the new baby

Helena and Jonathan with their new best friend, cousin Talia

The Kid's Table - Helena, Jonathan, and cousin Maya

Jonathan with Maya (he's got a weird look in his eyes!)

Bat Mitzvah in Boston

At the beginning of the month, we were in Boston to attend our cousin's Bat Mitzvah.

Helena's ready to party!

Posing with cousin Stephanie

Jonathan was a party animal as well

Jonathan with Sara and Jeff

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Happy Early 2nd Birthday Jonathan!

Jonathan does not officially turn two until April 13th, but he has already had two birthday parties. I guess you can't celebrate enough!

Jonathan's first celebration of his 2nd birthday was in Boston two weekends ago. Here he is waiting patiently to sing Happy Birthday and eat the cake.

Ah, finally! Jonathan gets to enjoy the cake.

Flashback! This is the cake that Sara made for Helena's 2nd birthday!

This is the cake that Sara made for Jonathan's 2nd birthday! Coincidence?

Picture with Grandma Shirley and Grandpa Harold (the Elmo balloon is a nice touch in the background). We were fortunate that they were able to extend their trip to the East Coast to join us in New Jersey to celebrate Jonathan's birthday.

Jonathan and Daddy

Family photo

The calm before the storm

The storm! Everybody's tongue was red afterwards.