Wednesday, April 11, 2012

signs of spring

it's official...we have a garden AND grass! i think it's something of a miracle but it's also awesome
not sure how much of the grass in the front will stick around - tyler has already dug up all the old holes that i filled in but hey, he's a happy, happy dog!

grass in the boys' play area
beets (i think)
vegetables of some kind...didn't tag these
we had seder at my mom's house both first and second night of passover...the boys didn't really last much of seder but were the life of the party. it was so nice to spend time with family and get to see aunt nina! the last time nina saw the boys was thanksgiving and they still got big smiles on their faces when they saw her! we can't wait to see her again in NYC (well brooklyn) in a few weeks.

we also spent easter with angela's parents and minus the leaving the boys in the nursery anxiety the time spent with family was nice. we spent time hanging out at the house (once all the company left) just sitting out on the lawn watching the boys crawl around on and off of the blanket. jared tackled big grandpa after he decided to lay down - it was quite possibly the first day i didn't feel like an outsider and it felt like we were all part of the same family

this week we celebrated the arrival Edan William Jedediah Derby! he is the son of my cousins ari and laurel and he is a lovely little man. he decided to make his entrance right before passover and has been dually named "matzoh ball derby"

i am so excited to see what the years bring for this family and for ours and hope that no matter where we all end up we end up close by. i never knew my cousin until i was 16 and even then really knew nothing about her...then there was this year, a time when her wife was in israel and i had the opportunity to get to know my cousin more than i have ever known her. it was awesome! we spent hours talking and drinking coffee and just hanging out. she taught me how to make matzoh balls and i in turn taught her to make chicken soup from scratch...i have been truly blessed to get to know her and get to know laurel since her return from israel.

after all that has happened this spring you'd think it was over but it is just beginning. we are now in the throws of planning the boys' birthday party and a trip to brooklyn (and first airplane trip) and then another trip once my little niece is born and the boys' 1 year photos and and and...there is so much to do and so little time and i look forward to every minute (even if it means being exhausted!)

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