Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sizing each other up

This picture is already a month old now - Alisha's head is so much bigger now! Yesterday Zach was telling me that he loves his sister. Primary reason? She's "soft." I can't really argue with that (she is soft). And fortunately, he hasn't squashed anything too important on her yet in confirming this quality.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Balding twins

Alisha's cute newborn hair has started falling off in front, making her look even more like dad.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Grandma Marjorie (Baby Road Trip part 2: Fredericksburg, VA)

My mother can't travel, due to the state of her cancer. She's been terminal for over 10 years and will continue to exceed expectations, I'm sure. However, she was officially switched from treatment to palliative care in October. So we drove her new granddaughter south, to her home in Virginia.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Baby Road Trip - Part 1: Annapolis

It's hard to explain the motivation for this road trip, with a 2-week-old baby, without going into depressing matters. Such was the nature of the last few months - with the exception of Alisha joining our family.

Introductions... over the Chanuka/holiday period for Jenn's family - she had been planning to bring her family to visit us after the baby was born, not so very long ago. My mother's health. And being too pregnant to travel during Thanksgiving. In any case, the travel was less difficult than I expected, once we packed pretty much everything we owned into the car, anyhow.

Our first stop was in Annaoplis, where Alisha met her cousins, Sarah and Sydney, who took many turns holding her, in between chasing Zach in circles around the house:

Holiday decorations downtown Annapolis:

Sarah, the Chanuka elf:

With a newborn, time spent on the floor...

These 2 also spending time on the floor (Zach adores his cousin, Sydney):

Look, an X! (on the ground, at the Naval Academy, which Zach found to be otherwise boring... and Alisha slept:

Check out the new hat. If only my head were 3 sizes larger... (and soon it will be!):