Friday, December 28, 2007

I have some things to say

And pictures to post. But I am tired, tired, tired. Chava is going through some weird sleep regression thing that involves resisting bedtime and then waking up in the middle of the night insisting that we do ridiculous things like look out the window ('cause there is lotsa, LOTSA snow, Mommy!) or read The Napping House or just generally be awake. Last night she was up from 2-3 and I know she was swearing at us even though she doesn't know how to swear. We are doing a round of cry it out and it's horrible.

It all started on Christmas morning when she woke up at 4:28 for the day. I think she was channeling all the energy of all the kids who celebrate Christmas. I said to her, "Holy Moses, child, your name is CHAVA, does that tell you nothing?!?" She just looked at me and said, "Get Dolly and other Dolly and Bobby and Sally and let's make eggs."

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Some new additions to the family

This is Sally:

And this is Dolly:

But don't confuse her with Other Dolly:

This is Arf Arf:

But Chava likes Arf Arf to be wrapped up, so he doesn't get cold:

And this is Bobby:

This is Big Dolly:

But she's not very popular:

And just in case you stop over, the best place to look for a dishtowel these days is on the floor:

Some Maddox-isms to remember

Fire exstinguisher = fire stingray
Smoke detector = fire protector
Clogging the toilet = plogging the toilet

Monday, December 17, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Maddox's first joke

The Vernie comes to visit

Chava and Maddox worship Michela (especially Maddox). Except that Chava insists on calling her "Eli." I wish she lived next door - she would be the PERFECT mother's helper.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Fast learner

Things Chava has learned, since turning two:
1. How to be disagreeable. All the time.
2. How to hate her coat/snowsuit with the fire of a thousand suns.
3. That if going boneless doesn't keep Mommy or Daddy from doing something you don't want them to do, going rigid might work.
4. If Maddox is screaming, trying to scream LOUDER is a good idea.

Overheard, in the car last night:
Maddox: Chava, when you and I grow up, we can get married and you can be the mom and I can be the dad.
Chava: (.)
M: Chava, kids or no kids?
C: Kids.
M: Okay, then I will put a seed in your belly and the baby will grown and then you will have to push it out from your bagina.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Holiday card outtakes

Holy Moses. It will take us til about Passover to have a usable holiday card picture. This one is entitled, "Who the hell is that weirdo sitting next to me?!"

This is what happens when you urge Maddox to smile.

Birthday redux

Sorry it's sideways, and sorry for my (loud and terrible) voice.

Last night we celebrated at home with cupcakes from Lyndells (free! because it was their birthday, too!). Video coming soon.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Chava is 2!

Chava's birthday started last night with a Hanukkah/Birthday party over at Aunt Jill's. Madeleine and Maddox competed for a chance to blow out the candles, but from the look on her face, it was clear that Chavie figured out this was all about her.