Friday, December 25, 2009


One of Daddy's favorite comic strips is Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin loves dinosaurs, and so do I. Just watch the video.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cookies with Great-Grandma Marge

We're in Denver for the holidays. Mommy, Daddy, and I went over to Great-Grandma Marge's house and made some cookies. First we took the corn flakes, raisins, and pecans and mixed them in a bowl.

Then we melted chocolate chips and mixed that into the rest of the ingredients. And then we put them onto a cookie sheet.

Once they were done, we put them into the fridge and waited for them to get cold. Boy were they yummy! Thanks Great-Grandma Marge.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

'Tis the Season...

...for cookies. More specifically, for decorating cookies. This morning, my friend Grace's mommy called and asked if I wanted to decorate cookies with them. Daddy and I went and had a blast with the gingerbread.

Getting ready. That star's in for a major transformation!

Icing is the key to having the cookie turn out well.

Here's Grace. She wasn't really into the cookies as much as she was into the candy that was going on top of the cookies.

Here's the star from the first picture. Note the huge pile of colored sugar in the middle.

Not all of the sugar made it onto the cookie. Boy, was licking my fingers yummy!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Counting Jar

My teacher in the Blue Room, Miss Rita, has a counting jar. Every week, a different student takes it home and fills it with things. Then it comes back to the Blue Room and we practice our counting during the week. You'll never guess what I chose when I had the counting jar.

That darned monkey--why did it have to have such a big head?

The finished product.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


On Friday nights, Mommy and Daddy and I celebrate Shabbat. We light candles, sometimes have challah, and Mommy and Daddy have wine.

Thanks to my friend Larkin and her parents, I have my own Shabbat set. Now we can celebrate every day!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


It's Fall, which means that it's time for apple pie. Grandma Arlene, Daddy, and I went to the source and picked the best apples for the bestest apple pie.

Checking out the apples--you have to have the best!

This was the first one I found.

Grandma Arlene carried the bag of apples--it was heavy!

This was the yummiest apple pie ever. I helped Daddy mix the apples with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

The best part of the apple pie? Eating it, of course!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me

Yesterday was my 3rd birthday. I've been talking about it for a long time and was so happy that people could come to celebrate with me. Lots of people called to say happy birthday to me: Grandma Gail and Grandpa Joe, Uncle Jason, Aunt Diann, and Aunt Judith. And there were lots of people at my party: Grandma Arlene and Grandpa Bill; Cousins Ken, Ilana, Emma, Sarah, and Phoebe; Uncle Charles; and Tom, Holly, Kyra, and Solaina. It was lots of fun.

Birthday hats are lots of fun (despite the look on my face).

Mommy and Daddy got me a chocolate cake with Sesame Street on it. I love Sesame Street.

Here are Cousin Phoebe and Kyra enjoying their cake and ice cream.

Solaina had a great time playing with my toys.

Here is the card that Mommy and Daddy got me (and Charles did too).

I love my cousins!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Swimming in Steamboat Springs!

Well, four-and-a-half weeks later, I'm finally ready to share my big accomplishment!

Mommy and I went to Steamboat Springs for my cousin Jennifer's wedding to Matt. It was a whirlwind trip involving four planes and 44 hours in Steamboat, but I know it was worth it. I spent at least 4 (probably 5) hours in the pool with Grandma Gail and Grandpa Joe. During that time, they taught me to trust my water wings and move around on my own. Take a look!!!

It was so much fun that even now, well into an Ohio October, I ask if I can go swimming after my nap. I loved the hotel pool!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

The County Fair

Last week was the Lorain County Fair. Mommy and Daddy and I went last year but I didn't really like it. This year was much different.

The most important thing to do at the County Fair is to eat. I started with chicken nuggets and french fries.

Then I moved on to some of Mommy's turkey drumstick. Funnel cake was dessert, but Daddy forgot to take a picture.

The other fun part of the fair is the rides. I was too small last year; this year, all I wanted to do was ride with my friend Kyra.

Maybe next year, Mommy and Daddy will take me to see the demolition derby or the combine derby...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My New Pastime

One of my favorite things to do with mommy is play word games on her computer. Here's my favorite thing to do!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Live from the Poconos: Sesame Place!

I'll admit it: I like Sesame Street. Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie (I even have sneakers with their pictures), Big Bird, Snuffy, Zoe, Rosita, and my all-time favorite, Ovejita (the lamb who speaks Spanish). So Mommy and Daddy and I made a pilgrimage to my personal Mecca, Sesame Place.

Sesame Place is an amusement park/water park. We skipped the water rides and focused on the amusement park part. Here we are on the carousel. I got to ride it twice, once with Mommy and once with Daddy.

Mommy and I went on Big Bird's Hot Air Balloon Race. It was lots of fun.

Daddy and I went on Elmo's Flying Fish. It was great, especially when Daddy pushed the button and the fish went up into the air.

But one of the best parts of the amusement park was when I tried climbing up a mountain. I had problems, but Daddy really helped me out.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Live from the Poconos: New York City!?!?

Yesterday, Mommy and Daddy and I hopped into the car for a "short ride" to New York City. They lived there for 5 years and swear that it's the greatest city in the world. Well, I'll be the judge of that...

Here we are riding the subway--this is the F Train. Not too shabby: clean, air conditioned, and they faced me the right way.

They say that you could eat in a new restaurant for dinner every day for several years before exhausting all of the restaurants in New York City. We sampled a couple of fine establishments. Here we are eating a slice of pizza at Ray's. It's pretty tasty.

After pizza, we went next door to Sammy's Noodle Shop. Daddy had General Tso's Chicken. Mommy had wonton soup with roast pork and udon noodles. She also had something called a steamed red bean bun--I tried it but really didn't like it.

Besides pizza and kosher delis (which we didn't visit, much to Daddy's chagrin), New York is also known for bagels. Here I am eating a sesame bagel with butter. Mmmmm.

What's there to do in New York City? Lots, if you have time. We visited FAO Schwartz, one of the most famous toy stores in the world. I played on the big piano. Twice.

All of this eating and playing really wore me out. Central Park is a great place for a nap.

All in all, New York City is a fun place to visit. Maybe Mommy and Daddy will bring me back again. And next time, we'll have to go to Katz's!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Live from the Poconos: Puddles!

So it rained today. Hard. I did go to the playground with daddy but we couldn't stay very long.

The great thing about rain is that it leaves puddles on the ground.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Live from the Poconos: Bubbles!

Mommy, Daddy, and I are on vacation for a week. We are in the Poconos, which are in Pennsylvania (near where Daddy grew up).

The big accomplishment for the first day: blowing bubbles in the pool!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Adventures in Singing

I am stubborn. I can hold my own. I bring you ... [drumroll please] ... ABCs and MommyDaddyHeeheeZiggy. (Heehee is what I used to call myself. Now that I'm going to be three in October, I call myself Helen.)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Maine 2009: The Lake

Grandma and Grandpa's house in Maine is on a lake. If I were interested in swimming, I'd have been in heaven. I was more interested in wading and playing with Grandma Gail. Note the yellow boots: they're great for keeping your feet dry.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Maine 2009: How To Eat An Ice Cream Cone

Last week, Grandpa Bill had a birthday. To celebrate, Mommy and Daddy and I drove up to Maine with Grandma Gail and Grandpa Joe. We met Grandma Arlene and Grandpa Bill there and had a great week of playing and eating yummy food. The best part was that I ate my very first ice cream cone.

For those of you who haven't had an ice cream cone before, here's how you do it.

Step 1: Tell Mommy what you want and stare in amazement when it arrives. My flavor of choice is chocolate, preferably with colored sprinkles.

Step 2: Lick away!

Step 3: Eat quickly, or risk having the ice cream melt down your arm.

Step 4: Smile for the camera with Mommy and Daddy.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Last weekend, Mommy and Daddy and I went to Pittsburgh to see Grandma Arlene, Grandpa Bill, and Uncle Jason. While we were there, Grandma and I made cupcakes. Well, she took a cupcake out of the freezer and I took it from there.

Here I am eyeing the sprinkles, because what is a cupcake without sprinkles?

Every cupcake needs to have icing. I like chocolate.

What's better than eating a cupcake? Eating another one!