Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hanukkah & Christmas 2008

Isn't that cake impressive?? Thank you Connie for your hard work at making the train cake for us!! It tastes as good as it looks:-)

Christmas & Hanukkah 2008

There is a mish mosh of pictures here from about the last week in November when we visited the zoo up until just today (Christmas Day). It's been a very busy month for us as it is with everyone. My little ones are asleep as I am writing this after a long Christmas day. Asher iced & decorated his first cake which is going to be dedicated to Jesus' birthday. Taly just enjoyed eating all the candy off of the cake & surprising us Christmas Eve with her first steps.. We are so excited she is walking, but now I am going to really have to keep an eye on her :-) It was a great Christmas gift & we had a nice time as a family lighting the Menorah & teaching Asher & Taly about the shamash or "servant Candle" along with why we celebrate both Hanukkah & Christmas. They are both pretty young still, but you never know what the Lord is molding in their little minds. Right now we are all just enjoying the lights on the tree & the glow of the menorah which has been a treat to all of us. Anyways, enjoy the pictures of my two little ones..growing so big...and only about 4 weeks to go until our next little guy "Isaac Joseph" arrives..WOW time is going by fast. Most of the pictures are from Christmas Eve (and Day) along with the 2nd and 3rd night of Hanukkah (December 22 & 23rd but there are some like the one with Asher on the carousel with Keith that were from November. There are pics of the two of them playing with their new Christmas/Hanukkah toys. Also there are a couple of shots of Taly in there that were too cute to pass up posting. She's the most photogenic kid I have about ever seen....both her & her brother love to pose for the camera. 

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Asher found out that there is more to the zoo this time of year then animals. We took him and his little sister to the Lincoln Park Zoo for the Christmas light presentation & he and Taly loved it. In these photos he is trying to look into this snowman display to see how it was lit up. I thought it was a sweet photo of my childs curiosity. The snowman picture is what the display looked like a little above where Asher was standing.

Feast to Festivities

Thanksgiving was a little quieter then usual this year because both my babies were under the weather:-( However, we still enjoyed all the yummy stuff that goes with meal time,and hey the table looked pretty (minus the mismatched chairs). The pictures of Athalya were taken on Thanskgiving morning. She was just happy to have her bottle to feast on as she had no idea it was her first real Thanksgiving celebration. However, she did a nice job cleaning her plate of turkey, corn casserole & stuffing..the kid can eat!!!!!

Time well spent

These pictures are a little out of order when it comes to dates, but I thought they were cute. These are pics from this past August visiting my parents. Asher & Atalya LOVED the pool-Asher looks like he is being such a big brother to Taly meanwhile I think he was attempting to dump water over her head!

Nana & Bapa's 08/2008

I think our little man means business when it comes to music:-) The look of concentration is so there! This is why we love visiting Nana & Bapa's house in Florida-piano's & pools..

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Florida BUGS

Ok, I'm serious about this..could someone PLEASE tell me what this bug is???? It looks like a shrunken shiny rhinocerous..How would you like to find that hanging on your shoulder when you come up out of the water in a swimming pool! Keith was mesmerized by the lizards at my parents, but I was far more impressed with my mini-dinosaur looking beatle..And please if you know what it is let us know!!

Asher at Park

Asher is growing up too quick! He is just starting to swing in a big boy swing by himself. Don't worry we don't step far from the swing it self:-)He's also finally braved up and likes to climb up everything he sees..That part makes me a little nervous, but I guess we have to let him learn at some point. We are very proud of both Asher & Taly.

Taly Bean at her Best

We love these photos of Taly. Keith did an awesome job catching her with all smiles on the swings near the Chicago Water Tower. It was a fun day out that ended with a big banana split shared between the 4 of us:-)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Isaac in my tummy Sept. 29th..

This picture is from quite some time ago, but it is the only ultra sound picture Keith & I have of our next little guy. SO, I thought maybe I should scan it and share it with the grandma/grandpa's in case anyone was interested in seeing the skeleton sea monkey as they call it floating around in my tummy:-) I thought for an ultra sound it was kind of cute because he looks like he has a big boot on his foot and you can see most of his facial feature. This was from the beginning of my 2nd trimester which was awhile now. Anyways, here he is...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Our Little Book Is Finally Published

My friend Becca & I created a book for Asher recently. It's a true story of his missing guitar pick which I wrote. Becca did an AWESOME job illustrating the story for me. She far surpassed my expectations. We will be presenting this book to Asher in the next couple of weeks. CHECK IT OUT

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

October 2008

Taly & Asher have had a lot going on this month. Grandy came to stay with us for 5 weeks to help out because of some minor pregnancy stuff. So they got to spend lots of time with her & then Aunt Rachel came and brought her friend Bobby to visit. Taly & Asher both were spoiled which is always nice for them. We've had lots of things going on this month so it's been busy and a blessing all at once. So here are the rest of the pictures with leaves still on the trees. Now we have lots of cold weather and snow to look forward too..

Today may be the last of all the beautiful Fall days. We got the kids out and let them play at the park & in the leaves. It was gorgeous all morning..with a temperature of 71, breezy & lots of sun! Who could complain:-)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Taly & Ash at Grandma & Grandpa Greenberg's in Florida

G-ma & G-pa Greenbergs 2008

I love the picture of the 4 Greenberg boys. There are 4 generations at one time which isn't always easy to capture (G-pa Jack Greenberg, Joe Greenberg (Zeida), Keith Greenberg & Asher Greenberg). Taly rec'd lots of attention too from Aunt Sonia & Uncle was great:-)