Monday, September 1, 2014

1st birthday party!

Yesterday we had our dear, sweet, AlteLu's first birthday party. It was attended by friends and family who are very dear to us.  Held in our yard, it was a bout 90 degrees and super humid.  Although, I think it was hotter last year on the morning of her naming.  With a late August birthday, I imagine most years are going to be warm for her birthday celebration.
We had baby pools, bubbles, the sandbox, and delicious food.  The Philadelphia Lewis/Klein clan joined us, and we couldn't be happier to be back together.  Yesterday was a good reminder that although we would prefer to live on the West Coast, living here provides us and our children the opportunity to be close to those who love them most  (we did miss Sabba and Savta though--thankfully they were Facetimed in for the cake).
Alte had a great time.  She seemed to enjoy all the action--the pool, the cupcake, the people.  Hersh was a very hospitable big brother, who took great pride in giving each family a snail jar as they departed.  It was a great day, in honor of our lady, Alte Luna.

The birthday girl:

The cake

Hersh's Lego people

Checking out the pools pre-party:

Party Action:

The cake:

After cake happiness:)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

What a week

This week was exactly the opposite of our summer in San Diego.  It was busier than I thought possible, very stressful, and not at all picturesque.  Hersh started school.  He is going 5 mornings per week.  He seems to be adjusting and enjoying it, although he is exhausted and asked on numerous mornings if he could, "just stay home and hang out:("  I started two new jobs this week, one of which is co-directing a school part-time.  I am sure things will settle down, but wow, what a week.  AlteLu is doing well, although I think she is feeling affected by the shift in energy within our house, and she is fully a 1 year old.  She wants to walk and talk, but isn't quite there yet, which leads to lots of frustration.
This weekend we are having a birthday party for her which will be fun, and I am grateful that Monday is a holiday!

1st day of school: 4 year old class OKECC

 Ladies lunch:

 Lego Creations:

Typewriter drawing

Apricot, moon, astronaut, launcher

Playing at the fountain!
 Fro yo with Joel: