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S: 2010 Kalksteins

FC: Kalksteins 2010

1: The BIGGEST Snow we ever saw!! | FEBRUARY

2: March

3: New York, NY

4: Purim

5: Are we ever going to say "bye bye mana?"

7: Enjoying first s'mores!

8: Summer Fun

10: "Did you ever been to Sesame Place?" -SR | The best days of Sivan's year...

11: STRAWBERRIES!

12: Yasmine and Adam turn 30!

13: Coney Island

14: Birthday Surprise for Grandma! | Top Quotes of the Year by Sivan: "I just don't like sleeping" -Sivan Sivan refuses a hug from Adam. Adam says, that's it, and comes over and gives her a hug from behind. Sivan says, "THAT WAS NOT A HUG!" Adam says, "yes it was" Sivan: "it was NOT a hug, it was a tackle!!" Sivan: When I grow up I want to be a ballerina. Yasmine: Sivan, why do you think Mr. Cone closes in the winter? Sivan: Because...all the leaves fall...and the leaves might fall on Mr. Cone. Y: Sivan, who taught you to be such a big girl? S: My friends...I got friends. Sivan asks Adam why cream of wheat is white. Adam looks puzzled as he thinks how to explain it. Sivan chimes in: Maybe because it comes from snow. Monday, August 30 Shared Sivan is so stubborn. We try to get her to bed yesterday. She refuses until the bitter end. Ended up collapsing on her floor on a heap of blankets. Monday, August 30 Shared Sivan coughs and then says "I need allergy shots" Wednesday, August 25 Shared Sivan did the bracha for netilat yadaim all by herself. Dan and Diane and family were there and we were all amazed. As soon as she finished it she said "I did it all by myself...with no help!" Saturday, August 21 Shared steve comes over to finalize life insurance. sivan insists on dessert. i hand her half an oreo cookie. not good enough. she trashes it. i didn't realize it was on purpose and while chatting,hand her another half which she subsequently trashes. half is not good enough. she wants a whole one. so i say, well, then no oreos. she brings the box of graham crackers over to me. i waffle about whether she's allowed this. she says "it's okay. it's kosher. just open it." Thursday, August 19 Shared Sivan wakes up today and remembering Grandpa came the night before, shoves the baby gate and heads downstairs to wake him up. First time she didn't just come to our room! Sunday, August 15 Shared Sivan made her first sculpture today out playdough--a balloon. purple, of course. Sunday, August 15 Shared Sivan says that she is going to eat her bugers. (we have never seen her do it but she somehow got introduced to the concept at camp). Yuck. We explain that's disgusting, and she says "try it and you're gonna like it!" (what we always say to her when she needs to try something). Sunday, August 15 Shared Sivan and Yasmine are talking in the car yesterday. I tell her how Naomi bit Yaara. Sivan says "why did she do that?" I said, I don't know, she doesn't know the rules I guess...or maybe her teeth hurt. Sivan says "Maybe she was hungry" Saturday, August 14 Shared Sivan is demonstrating yoga to us. She is standing on one foot and then tries the other one too. Then she says to us "I want to lift both of them up." We told her that wouldn't work out too well. Saturday, August 14 Shared Ima starts singing in the car. Sivan says "Ima, stop singing" Ima sings a different song. Sivan again says "Ima, stop singing" Ima: "Can I tell a story?" Sivan: "No, just drive." Wednesday, August 11 Shared SR: I don't like clowns or mouses or rollercoasters or gleeda trucks. I like Dora and purple. (sivan lately is obsessed with purple) Monday, August 9 Shared Sivan refuses to share cookie she cooked at camp with Ima. Ima gets sad. Sivan says "you can get your own cookie when we get home." Monday, August 9 Shared yestrday: sivan: I want a sister baby. yasmine: a what? sivan: a sister baby. yasmine: a baby sister? sivan: yeah. yasmine: what is that? sivan: (some nonsensical answer which indicated she didn't really know what that meant) yasmine: who told you about baby sisters? sivan: noah. yasmine: that means we have another baby. if we have another baby, that means that sivan won't get as much attention. we'll have to take care of the other baby and can't always play with you. would you want that? sivan: maybe aba can take care of the other baby, and then you can take care of me. Monday, August 9 Shared Delete Send Edit Sivan says "I didn't hit you the catepillar hit you." then hits adam again with the catepillar... Wednesday, July 28 Shar

15: Learning to share is not easy... | Sivan says "I didn't hit you the catepillar hit you." then hits adam again with the catepillar...

16: Sivan asks Adam why cream of wheat is white. Adam looks puzzled as he thinks how to explain it. Sivan chimes in: Maybe because it comes from snow. Sivan coughs and then says "I need allergy shots" Sivan did the bracha for netilat yadaim all by herself. As soon as she finished it she said "I did it all by myself...with no help!" Sivan wakes up today and remembering Grandpa came the night before, shoves the baby gate and heads downstairs to wake him up. First time she didn't just come to our room! Sivan made her first sculpture today out playdough--a balloon. purple, of course.

17: Chef Sivan hard at work | Sivan is demonstrating yoga to us. She is standing on one foot and then tries the other one too. Then she says to us "I want to lift both of them up." We told her that wouldn't work out too well. Ima starts singing in the car. Sivan says "Ima, stop singing" Ima sings a different song. Sivan again says "Ima, stop singing" Ima: "Can I tell a story?" Sivan: "No, just drive." SR: I don't like clowns or mouses or rollercoasters or gleeda trucks. I like Dora and purple. (sivan lately is obsessed with purple)

18: New Paltz

21: Look who came in the mail... | September Quotes: Sivan sees Minya the other day. She says to Minya, "I'm going to start dance class. You can do dance class too when you aren't old anymore!" Sivan coughs and then says "I think I'm allergic about cats" Sivan says she wants to teach the big kids too (my college students). I say, what are you going to teach them? She says "mitzvos" Sivan asks her cousin Lori: Why did you buy a new house? Did your old one break? This morning Sivan and I were eating champagne grapes. She commented about the water in the middle. I said, that's grape juice. She wanted to know why I put grape juice in the grapes. I explained that grape juice comes from grapes and we proceeded to squeeze about 30 grapes into a sippy cup which yielded maybe half an ounce which she then drank. s:"Ima, today I held Cooper's hand" y: "yeah?" s: I liked it. y: that's good. s: it was my first time. Adam points out to grandma how he loves Sivan's "cute" nose. I say, "yeah, but it's gonna go away". Sivan spins her head around in alarm and says "WHEN?!" We explained, "no, your nose isn't going away...it's just gonna change shape." Grandma: How am I going to go back to Florida? (thinking with Sivan being so cute, it's hard to leave) Sivan: You just get on a plane...

22: "Kickin Kids" with Andrea

23: Dooby's Birthday!

24: Angry | Surprised | Disappointed | Sad | Excited | Happy | Sleeping | Scared

25: Rosh Hashana with the Konheims

26: Fall Adventures

28: Frost Valley Camp Columbus Day Weekend What fun we had! :)

29: We learn about "Poppy" | Sivan and Ima sleep...

30: Trick or Treat | "Dora the princess"

31: Haley and Sivan | Naomi and Sivan

33: November

35: CRAYOLA FACTORY

37: A Day to Give Thanks

39: Fancy Nancy Shabbat

41: Gymnastics Party for Sivan's 3rd Birthday!!

42: Sivan's Upshurin:sweet tastes of alef-bet and first haircut

43: December 23, 2010

44: Enjoying FLA

45: We love the sunset beach shots...

46: High enough. | Yasmine gets ulcer.

47: "I just don't like sleeping" -Sivan (Dec) Sivan refuses a hug from Adam. Adam says, that's it, and comes over and gives her a hug from behind. Sivan says, "THAT WAS NOT A HUG!" Adam says, "Yes it was" Sivan: "it was NOT a hug, it was a tackle!!" (Nov) Sivan: When I grow up I want to be a ballerina. (Oct) Yasmine: Sivan, why do you think Mr. Cone closes in the winter? Sivan: Because...all the leaves fall...and the leaves might fall on Mr. Cone. (Oct) Y: Sivan, who taught you to be such a big girl? S: My friends...I got friends. (Oct) Upon hearing about baby #2, S: I'm going to be a big sister! I'm so excited! I'm going to share my toys and take care of he!

48: jhki | December 23, 2010 Dear Sivan Reyna, I love you so much. I also immensely admire you. You have a stubbornness and strength about you which sometimes..well, many times, tortures your parents, but I know it will serve you well in life. It’s hard for me not to laugh when you put on your “angry” face and tell Ima “I do NOT want this.” I know my job is not to be amused but to educate you, but I have a very hard time with it. You are just so cute. I challenge anyone else to try! This past year, you have really developed your own personality. You became adamant about purple and pink, sparkles, and princesses. Dora is still a favorite. You insist on reading Fancy Nancy. You have definitely identified yourself as a girl, and unfortunately, this means that you sometimes say some pretty hurtful things to the men in your life but Aba and Grandpa are doing a good job not taking it personally. You also have identified some new favorite words, including “poopyhead”. Your sense of humor is delightful, albeit, well very 3 year old. Anything with poop makes you giggle. You are totally toilet trained, which is so nice! Your favorite animals are Dooby, Foozazi (grandma built this bear with you), and the big stuffed Dora. Not surprisingly, we basically dropped your nap at 2.5 years old, but this means that you often get tired (i.e., cranky) during the late afternoon. When you do fall asleep, you then stay up way too late reminding us that “I am not tired!” You’re just starting to get your “L” sound, you know most of your letters, and you like counting everything you see. We are so excited for you to learn to read. You’ve done a great job adjusting to a semester of Haley, your morning babysitter, and Andrea, who does “school” a couple times a week. Next semester will be a little different—I’ll be spending two mornings/week with you but not coming home in the afternoons, and then you’ll start “Little Miracles” in March—a school for 4 year olds. Wow! We always knew you were brilliant though. You are so sharp and know so much, but one thing I adore is your insatiable curiosity. Why is the sky blue? Why can we eat it after we put it in the oven? Why can’t I wear my princess pajamas? Why is fire hot? I love talking with you—you are always thinking and processing. You never stop. I admire that energy level. You still pinch us to sleep, and we talked about how we’ll miss it if you stop. You have really taken to gymnastics in the past year. Your teacher even says we’re going to have to keep an eye on you because you have a lot of talent. You love dance, although I think it’s mostly getting dressed in a frilly leotard and ballet slippers. It’s going to be tough for me because everything we do, you love. So if I don’t want to be one of those moms dragging you to all sorts of activities, I better stop exposing you to things. You are really excited about being a big sister soon, and I can’t imagine a better reaction than the one you have given us. You even call the soon-to-be-new-addition, “my baby”. We’re excited to see you in that role. We’re also hoping you’ll learn to swim this year, and maybe learn to read. And I think I’ve given up on the mana. I’ll let your college counselors deal with that... I love you. Ima

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