Sunday, March 29, 2009


Apologies for the lack of posts lately! We are all doing just fine. Kate has really cut into our available time for blog posts. Or maybe it's just that our rare "free" time these days seems to go to catching up on sleep, or crashing in front of a little bit of TV. But tonight I'm somehow still awake after everyone else has gone to bed -- no small feat, as we've had a week of rough nights for Loren with separation anxiety and then croup. But the apartment is quiet, so here's a quick catchup on photos from the past several weeks.

We had a snowstorm in the beginning of March. Loren was sick that morning but recovered enough by the afternoon to go play in the snow. Luckily last year's snow pants still fit.

Kate models several outfits and accessories that she has received as gifts...

plays with a rattle for the first time...

...tries out the Bumbo Baby Sitter. She doesn't quite have the head control for it yet, but loved spending a few minutes sitting like big sis.

Two weekends ago we went out to New Jersey when Andy and Jen came up to visit. Here's an updated "four generations" picture. Unfortunately we did not manage to get one with everyone looking at the camera and eyes open.

Loren had a great time with Uncle Andy and Aunt Jen.

Last weekend we went to the Staten Island Children's Museum on the recommendation of our friend Inna. It was lots of fun.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Stardate 63180.07 - To The Zoo! (Again!)

With temperatures expected today near or at 70, we decided to get out of the apartment and travel yet again to one of Loren's favorites, The Bronx Zoo. Here are the obligatory, fuzzy, no-flash photos from inside one of the habitats.

Here Loren poses by the waterfall at the "B" entrance to the Zoo. Loren can now read "Zoo" when she sees it on signs and books. She can also read "off" and "no". I'm sure there are more, but those are three words she really knows well.

Cheryl took her on the bug carousel.

Here I hold Kate so Cheryl can eat lunch.

Cheryl and Kate pose.

Loren had more fun, I think, climbing on these rocks than she had seeing the animals.

And here we are all mid-afternoon getting ready to leave as the crowds have steadily increased to the point of annoying.


Sunday, March 01, 2009

Stardate 63162.56 - Visit to NJ

On the last day of February we drove out to NJ to do a clothing swap in the attic (Loren's 2-3T went into storage, her 3-6 months came out for Kate) and to visit with Cheryl's parents and grandmother. We have some furniture we need to get out there, but for that we've either got to rent another car or I have to go out there without Cheryl and the kids. There just isn't enough room in the Rav4 for 4 people and a coffee table. Once the kids start getting bigger it might be time for a bigger SUV (maybe a hybrid?) or the dreaded station wagon. Cheryl is anti-minivan (too suburban, and we'd never get it into our parking space in the building.

Did I mention that we found someone who is renting his parking space in our building to us? I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful it is to be able to take our time putting stuff into the car and taking stuff out of the car. I always felt rushed in the other garages, feeling like we had to get the car moving as quickly as possible to get out of the way of other cars going in/out of the garage. And, he is charging us $50 per month less than we were paying at the other garage!

Anyway, here are some Kate pictures from Saturday. We realize we need to get some more of Loren up onto the blog - it has been the Kate show for the past several posts.