S: may 2008-may2009
1: sweeping up the little rocks (eventuallyreplaced with larger river rocks) in the first dress mommy made: light blue polka dots with yellow piping.
3: chillin' in second RO house. always happy, smiling.
4: so excited to be eating froyo- known then as "diyeh diyeh diyeh" cuz you point to whatever you want
5: gan ha'giraffa, jerusalem. with sholom.
7: jerusalem biblical zoo. talking to penguins, watching the swans and monkeys. resting.
8: tel aviv beach. agvania pizza. watching waves. playing in the sand. we got there squashed into a tiny rental car.
10: tel aviv beach. so much fun burying leah in the sand. cutest baby resting on his momma. israel museum: hanging out in the ahava sculpture
12: bubby, sholom, leah ashie visit bucharest. bran (dracula's) castle. frida had an important call.
14: tatty's 28th birthday. pb&j cake, chocolate banana frozen milkshakes. lipskars visit bucharest. bathtime. jolieville play zone. walking to car on way to camp.
17: photo shoot in 2nd house garden with mommy the photogra-pher. doing splits in living room
18: erev shabbos, tekoa. opening first gift: silver candlestick. lighting shabbos candle for first time | frida and ashie's birthday extravaganza. orange cupcakes that didn't rise, birthday hats and blowers...
21: left: frida's birthday continued. bubby's present: bais hamikdash book. watching ashie. dress that mommy made for birthday. playing with frida on couch, aza apt.
23: lunch at village green. spur of moment decision: getting frida's ears pierced. result: pips in the lap, spilled ice cream, and sweet litle citrine earrings. erev shabbos davening.
25: frida's 3rd birthday (second party) menu: lasagna, asparagus, salad and cupcakes with buttercream frosting. opening first present: painted ceramic tzedaka box. using it for first time. mussie was there.
26: frida's 3rd birthday, cont. look at pretty gold hoops. dancing with tatty. tasting yummy cupcake
27: playing in 3rd floor playroom, 2nd house. reaching the liquor cart before anyone noticed. walking through bucharest zoo with elkie
28: left: relaxing after a swim. right: matching pj's. sitting pretty, playing with rocks. reaching up to toy kitchen. cutest tushkes
30: backyard pool fun in 2nd ro house with elkie. right: beijing. origin of uncle salami. decorating elik's upshernish chair. dancing with cousins.
33: elik's upsherenish in beijing. jumping on trampoline and having a grand old time!
35: a picture that needs no caption. left: loving being with cousins (and rivkie) in beijing.
36: right: nekkid with shearling boots being silly on mommy's bed. left: peek-a-boo in living room
38: spaghetti face. hugging little lamb
39: aleph bais blocks in downstairs playroom. grilled cheese and milk. yummy face
41: arik's first birthday. skype party siblings at 973. lipskars in beijing. mussie and dina in ny. shaindy and mendy in pd. devouring birthday cupcakes
42: right: frida palying with her doll. ashie and frida doing yoga in ps. arik and arik. stunning redheaded beauty. | first and second night of chanuka, lighting candles with tatty. (first night was arik's first birthday)
44: bubby's house: first time standing. living desert with family, yummy and chaya & co. cracking up with chaylee
47: visit to living desert petting sheep and goats. walking like a big boy. souvenir on her nose. arik and arik.
48: frida and ashie staring intently at computer. right: photo shoot at el paseo gardens
50: climbing up to fountain. surveying the situation, then going for it. frida and chaylee, holding hands el paseo gardens
51: jumping on trampoline at bubby's house snuggling up in back room of 973
52: arik making a funny face muci liberow visits frida, beauty. | "vu iz arik?" peeking... "ut iz" eating a yummy sandwich making a funny face
55: menora activity down-stairs playroom all bundled up playing on frida's bed before bedtime
57: left: stacking rings. playing before bed. playing in new position: standing climbing his crib. frida taking her new doll arik for a stroll. standing in 3rd floor playroom
59: left: decorating sugar cookies with royal icing. arik doesnt seem to happy in the background. purim '09. crafts at gan chabad in pipera. all dressed up with sheli nacasch for megilla reading at our home.
61: a beautiful face'le. all bundled up to go somewhere. arik discovered he could climb into the fireplace. bowl on head: signaling dinner was over. a walk around zodiac, holding hands.
62: arik discovered mommy's purse. right: meeting cousins in sfo on way to psp. playing in the gutter with chaylee
65: january visit to palm springs. sunrise park with cousins, palm desert park, shaindy's house and some heavy lifting at bubby's
66: the love between siblings left: frida in her homemade dress with arik on the 3rd floor of Zodiac house. right: undressed, in the kitchen in Zodiac house.
67: arik's favorite pasttime at this age was haning out in the car- silver minivan- pretending to drive while listening to music. didn't even try ending that activity before he was ready
68: mussie's engaged. pre-lchaim at witkes house. i arrived for that. mussie looking beauty in her vintage fuschia outfit. sisters.
69: playing on the swing while waiting for frida to finish school | helping arik up the slide | hangin in the minivan | zodiac backyard