Saturday, November 29, 2008

happy thanksgiving

my fatty

so smiley

"JUDAH!" her mantra

the girls, their gaga, and their favorite pastime


sittin' on the counter eating patty pan squash

being such a good helper!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

i took this picture while walking

we took a stroll

we went out for our favorite pizza!

another fun lesson in music history

nightly dance party

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

much belated halloween photos

one proud flamingo

poppop and the queen of the jungle

our ferocious lion?

look at that tail!

sweet saida. this was before she was decided the parade was okay and took off trying to steal candy out of big kid's buckets

sunset on the walk to the parade

before the parade

the grumpy pumpkin

Tuesday, November 4, 2008



Sunday, November 2, 2008

best of edition

i was uploading photos from my phone into iphoto, and somehow pictures i thought had been lost in a phone mishap suddenly showed up. it was funny to watch them upload because it was totally out of order and one would be saida drinking from a bottle (seems like so long ago) and another of judah 3 days old. i present to you, the best of the camera phone pictures:
when she was still small enough to fit in the bumbo. look what a chub-rock she was.

totally asleep like his uncle matt.

i love this picture.

typical morning and a great attitude from me as always. i was sweet and kind each day of my pregnancy.


oh, hilina. yikes, baby.

christmas tree in gondar, ethiopia. looks like they just threw the decorations on and said ah! perfect!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

it's already november, wha?!?!!?!

i know, i know, you're hungry for pictures. well, here check these two out:

is that better? heeheee. anyway, haven't been posting much because, guess what?!?!?! no, i am not pregnant. but i am having knee surgery on tuesday! whoo-hooo! so life's been a little complicated as of late, but workable as it somehow always is. it's just not possible to explain to little babies that mama's in a lot of pain and can you please not jump on my knee, thanks. i've tried every which way but loose and they just have the memory of a gnat. it's got me thinking though, this surgery, about our year. and how if you told me last year at this time that i would bring home two babies, learn how to be a parent while pregnant, move, find out my oldest has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, have to deliver via c-section, worry about the financial collapse (the russians are optimistic), and have knee surgery while taking care of 3 babies, i would have taken a rain check for the year 2008. the craziest thing is, this has been the best year of my life. my most freaking awesome friend grace has a photo album called, "i really love my kids" and there are so many times that phrase runs through my head. yesterday morning i had all the babies in bed with me. it was cold outside but the radiators were on, i had my coffee on the dresser next to me and everyone was in their pjs reading an easter book over and over and i thought to myself for like the millionth time, i really love my kids.

last weekend our friend hosted a party and all five of us went. there aren't very many good pictures because we were having so much fun we forgot to take a lot. it's funny, with the bum knee i get out even less (though we have established date nights on thursday and we go out for like 3 whole hours, it's awesome). i digress. my point is, i think i've forgotten how to conduct myself in public - catch many flies?
we had a great time at the party, here saida is literally bouncing off the walls:
she's discovered chase, although sometimes she gets so excited she gets confused and runs to you instead of away. hilina has started getting in on the action although it's not pictured here because she was busy stalking sam the cat. she'd never seen a cat before i realized and was fascinated.

GaGa is here saving the week AGAIN. her amazing super powers conjured up like 40 coolers worth of food. mmmmm food. she and PopPop helped us go to the children's parade in park slope yesterday. i have a ton of pictures to upload - it was really a lot of fun once the girls stopped being scared of each other dressed in costume. i wish i had gotten a video of earlier in the week when we tried their costumes on them. when they looked in the mirror, they laughed and laughed. but when they turned and looked at each other - oh the horror!