Saturday, November 28, 2009
Posted by Leigh Ann at 6:21 PM
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Posted by Leigh Ann at 3:01 AM
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Posted by Leigh Ann at 4:35 PM
Friday, November 20, 2009
Posted by Leigh Ann at 11:16 AM
Thursday, November 12, 2009
David was sick all weekend.
By Saturday night, after a full day of taking care of the boys all by myself,
I hit that familiar parenting zone:
Posted by Leigh Ann at 10:49 AM
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Of all things that are totally, 100% worth the cash,
I'd say that, hands-down, a zoo membership is in the top ten.
I've lost count of how many weekend days we've spent at the Columbus Zoo,
of how many sweet memories we've gathered from our time there.
The weather on this early November day
A balmy 68 degrees and sunny.
Get those boys to the zoo now!
(Because next weekend it will probably be freezing. Until April.)
Since Auntie Al was up for the challenge,
she drove up for lunch
and our last big Zoo trip of 2009.
Luckily "fun Auntie Al" has no problem paying 51 cents for yet another souvenir penny
(already long lost, I might add.)
We saw ALL the monkeys at the zoo
Which allowed for some close encounters
(that left Asher terrified and Rami nonplussed)
and some helpful reminders
(for me and for the boys, respectively.)
But, after visiting monkeys, kangaroos, okapi, and even hearing a lion roar,
the best part of being at the zoo was, well,
Rami tested his walking skills
(yeah, yeah, I'm posting a video soon)
with the help of his brother
and on his own.
We got lucky and saw our friends Tovah and Avital
Asher entertained Rami with some surprisingly realistic lion roars.
All in all, a really good day.
Posted by Leigh Ann at 7:29 PM
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Rami's on a SeeFood diet:
Posted by Leigh Ann at 9:33 AM
Monday, November 2, 2009
an unfortunate oxymoron?
or a cruel joke on parents of young children?
Let me explain this line of questioning
(which is dripping with annoyed sarcasm, in case you couldn't tell:)
This past Sunday morning
happened to be that blessed morning when, once a year,
all of our clocks "fell back,"
bestowing upon the bedraggled legions of working Americans
one. priceless. extra. HOUR. of sleep.
I was allowed to enjoy about 2 minutes of that hour.
I was awoken at 4:30
to some particularly exuberant
boy-noises floating down the hall.
"Rami, Rami!" Asher cried.
"Eeeeeeeeeeahhhhhhhhhuuu!" Rami gleefully responded.
The sound of one small body bouncing on mattress springs, echoed by that of another.
My head pounded.
I tossed and turned, buried my head under the covers.
Why 4:30? I wondered. What did I do to deserve this?
In a split second, realization came crashing down.
Our clocks had been set back,
but our boys' brains hadn't.
They thought it was 5:30 - their normal wakeup time.
Posted by Leigh Ann at 11:13 AM