Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kids Update

I cannot believe M's hair is all gone. He is very proud to have a big boy haircut although not so interested in wearing a kippa yet. He cooperated very well at the barber and does not seem to miss his hair at all.
I on the other hand am a bit sad. I miss his beautiful hair. He looks very cute with his new hairdo but I think I need some time to get used to it.

The funniest part of the Upsherin happened when M was singing a song for the crowd. Y was sitting next to him and wanted in on the action. So M turns to him and said "No, Y, it's not your birthday!" I am glad he was able to assert himself.
The boys were home yesterday for MLK Day. It was freezing so we stayed indoors most of the day. The boys actually played really well together and kept each other busy. We did venture out for a quick trip to see animals at the pet store and for some treats at Dunkin Donuts. A's semester break starts on Thursday. She will be off from school for 10 days. I am hoping to spend some quality time with her and take her on some girly trips that she does not usually get to do with her brothers.
Speaking of quality time, A had a special pajama party at school yesterday. Parents and students in kindergarten were invited to come back to the school at 5. We made an art project, had pizza and ice cream for dinner and then the parents were treated to a performance by the kids. They sang several songs and did a wonderful job. The evening ended with a slideshow with pictures of the kids. It was a very cute evening and A. was super excited about it.
A. enjoying her ice cream
My only complaint was that the event was scheduled from 5 to 7, smack in the middle of our dinner/bath routine. But my husband did an admirable job of holding down the fort with the boys at home.
I took this little man along though, because I have not introduced him to a bottle yet. He slept through the whole evening, which worked out very well! 

spiky hairdo- ready to start growing his hair...

Update on Y will have to wait for another post. But speaking of kids, I wanted to share an article that has been making the rounds online about parenting. In Don't Carpe Diem, the author argues that it is hard to enjoy every minute of parenting but the end result is worth it, as are the magical moments with our kids that happen ever so often. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts...


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  2. what a lovely school program a pajama party They get to share special time together The teacher was smart and sensitive to have it on MLk day so alot of the fathers were home to Babysit the other children A must be really looking forward to spending quality time with you without her brothers Youll probably really enjoy doing the girly things with her Im sure AY wont mind shlepping alog

  3. As a mother of 3 boys, I don't usually get to do "girly" stuff- but when my niece came in from out of town last summer, I took her to the American Girl doll place (just to look- i told her it was a museum!)- she (ok, we) had such a nice time there...

  4. Thanks for the suggestion Galiah, that would be right up her alley. I will look into it