Friday, April 20, 2007

School Visit

Michela and Eli stopped by the Green Group today, after their last day of soccer camp at Tufts. Maddox has been talking about this visit all week - literally, the first thing out of his mouth each morning would be, "Is today the day my cousins are coming to my school?" He could barely contain himself this morning when I finally answered in the affirmative. From Eli's report, all went well (Annie, Maddox chose to have them read the first book from the book club you sent, one of his current favorites), although Eli thought it was a little peculiar that when the kids were given the opportunity to ask Michela and Eli questions, all they wanted to know about was when they could eat the donuts the visitors brought!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A little more Chava

Chava has started to play with her dolls, and it is so cute. Her current favorite game is to put them to bed on the coffee table. And Maddox decided it is too hard to stand up to wash hands, so he's taking the easy way out.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

It's hard to be the Tasmanian Devil

On Friday, Nonna went solo with Chava. I wasn't worried about Chava at all - just about Nonna. Chava has this very adorable way of being truly exhausting.

But when I got home, the house was sparkling, Chava's hair was all neatly combed as it only is on Nonna days, and both Nonna and Chava were smiling. But then Nonna dropped the bomb - Chavie hadn't napped.

Chava and I went to go pick up Maddox and she fell dead asleep during the 7 minute car ride home. So asleep that I carried her in to the house and laid her down on the living room floor, and she continued sleeping (with her hands in the same position they had been in in the car). She was not happy when I woke her up. But she recovered quickly once she got a taste of the short ribs Nonna had brought us for dinner - Chava and Al went head-to-head in a contest to see who could have a bigger pile of bones on their plate. It was close.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Monday, April 02, 2007