Thursday, July 30, 2009

I did it!

Celebrating today meeting my HUGE goal. Amazing I lost 74 pounds. Five dress sizes. Twenty inches. So maybe the 6 inches off the bust do not really count- but in my book they do! Body fat percentage minus 5%!

Eating 1300 calories a day, exercising 2-3 times per week. Just enough caffeine, just enough alcohol.

So although I am not as strong as before, I am well on my way.

Before and after photos have been requested..... we'll see.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Best Friend

Is it possible to have a relationship with someone you have never met? If so then this would be the case. From the time they were the size of a poppy seed our hopes and dreams for Zach and Owen were woven together. As they grow they bring so much happiness to our lives. A special kind of joy to see two little beings, sprouting on their own trajectory, fulfill our dream: to be parents.

Owen gives Zach kisses

Introducing little O

Our guys

Monday, July 6, 2009

You make the call

So the doctor says Zach has a funny shaped head. Something about laying on his back too much. I suppose we are bad parents for letting that happen. But then nature v. nuture makes a statement. Could it be that he simply has the same noggin' as his Grandpa? Here is the evidence- you make the call.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Drool Meister

We had a special discovery over the weekend, a tooth! It is a lower one in the center slightly to the left. He hasn't been fussy, but as expected tries to chew on everything. He absolutely loves the frozen teething ring. What fun.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Itai turns FIVE

It is becoming a tradition. Celebrating the 4th of July in St. Louis. Itai (Yuda's American boy) was born on 7/4/2004. Last year we were all there (Zach en utero) for Itai's Golden Birthday. At the time Noa was almost one, what a difference this year as she clearly has her own personality and can really express herself. Reminiscent of birthday parties in Detroit when I was a child the kids were all together, like cousins. Fitting as Itai and Noa call me Tia- a nickname that I love.

Here are the kids- so adorable.

How about a Mom who can shrink and bake? This special baseball cake was homemade.

This mommy knows how to cuddle, can't supress the giggles.

I miss St. Louis. This is why.

A robot arm! Most perfect present EVER!

Noa (23 mos) and Zach (7 mos)