Tuesday, September 29, 2009

For Jill

Did you know your son was the face of a nationally distributed dairy-product?

Elliot points this out every time we give him a yogurt.

Oh, and Elliot eats yogurt now!

Friday, September 25, 2009


Totally worth the traffic, the parking hell of the Meadlowlands, and the small fortune we paid a babysitter.

U2 puts on a good show. U2 puts on a big show. U2 puts on a really good, really big show. Even if you don't like U2, I recommend you go to one of their concerts. Because it's not just a concert, it's an experience.


Kara and Frank

The set

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking

I never thought I'd be much of a scrapbooker. All that cutesy stuff just isn't my style. Not to mention the fact that I live in an apartment and have no where to store the masses of paper, hole punches, ribbons and buttons that usually fill a scrapbookers arsenal.

Then I discovered digital scrapbooking. No mess. No fuss. Perfect.

Here's a recent page I did using a picture my friend Stephanie got of Elliot. Apparently Elliot is a lot more cooperative when someone else is holding the camera. (Thank you, Stephanie!) Sorry if you can't read the type -- the page is actually 12" x 12" and I had to shrink it here.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Frustrated Hopes

Elliot and I spent the last week in Connecticut babysitting while my parents were out of town. What follows is the scenario that played out each morning when we walked Caleb and Josh out to meet the school bus.

I want a backpack too!

The bus! The bus!

Must. Get. On. Bus.

Tears. Screams. And, finally, a resigned, "bye, guys!"

Friday, September 4, 2009

Super Why

Some kids want to be firefighters. Some kids want to be teachers. My kid wants to be a superhero. And not just any super hero. No, Elliot's secret dream is to join the elite team of superheros that solve the world's problems by... the power to read!

That's right, my friends, it's Super Why!

Lately, when Elliot should be napping, this is what I hear coming out of his room:

"Super Why to the rescue! Super Why Elliot!" (crash, bang, jump, jump). "Super Why save the day!"

I blame it on his father who, despite a respectable office job, would be perfectly happy to wake up one morning and discover he'd been bitten by a radioactive spider.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

No swimsuit? No problem!

Elliot and friends decided, despite the chilly weather, to play in the spray at Elephant Park on a recent morning. None of us had brought swimsuits, but that didn't bother these boys!