Thursday, September 30, 2010


Earlier this week Reilly had a Sukkot event at school, during lunch. It was too hot to go outside, so the event was moved inside and became more of a "watch your kids eat lunch" event. Not that we don't enjoy leaving the office for that ;-) In any case, here is a picture of Reilly with her friend Livia!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Love bugs!

One of the things that I have had to get used to in the last 5 years, is the amount of bugs in Florida. They are everywhere! I had never heard of love bugs before moving here, but what a crazy thing! Every May and September, just out of the blue, the state is overcome with love bugs - seriously! Just one day! And as quickly as they come, they disappear.

You walk outside, and they fly onto you and into your house. You can't walk into a store or your car without being covered. Our back patio is covered! So this weekend the girls discovered the joy of catching these slow moving creatures. Reilly did great, she let them just hang out on her hand. Brooke mastered the pincher grip, so as you can imagine she tried to destroy the population all on her own ;-) But they were both so proud to show me every one they caught!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Reilly had a great playdate last weekend with her friend David. At this age, the difference between boy and girl playdates are very noticeable. Instead of dolls and dress-up, they played guns and motorcycles - here they are on the motorcycle!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Big Girl Bed!

Bedtime has been quite the battle for us. Reilly has been ready to move from her toddler bed to a bigger bed, but we wanted to wait for Brooke to be ready to move from the crib. It seemed to us that it was best to move them sooner than later, for Reilly's sake. So we bought bunk beds! So here is Brooke on her final day in her crib...

Reilly was so excited!! She was going to sleep on the top and Brooke was going to sleep on the bottom bunk. She was talking about it for weeks! When the beds arrived, Reilly climbed right up and played. But when it came to bedtime, she was much happier snuggling up to Brooke. :-) What parent can complain about that. She has decided on her own that she will sleep on the top "when I turn 5!" So for steps...they sleep together in the bottom. And they are cute!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Girls Day

Mike went to the USF v UF game this weekend, so the girls and I had a day together. We spent a couple hours playing at one of those local indoor play places, Amaya Papaya, the girls had a blast!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rosh Hashana

The girls got all dressed up to go to Temple for Rosh Hashana. Of course, we were rushing to get out of the house so I only snapped one picture of Brooke, instead of both girls. But here she is, patiently waiting for the rest of us to get ready!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Disney Weekend

Last weekend we took the kids to Disney. We were lucky enough to have a free night at one of our favorite resorts, so the kids played by the unbelievable pool for one day, and the second day we went to the Magic Kingdom. Reilly is tall enough to ride the big rides and braved Space Mountain!!! She was so excited, but afterwards wasn't such a fan :-). Brooke was big enough to drive the race cars and really enjoyed herself just taking in the sights and sounds. It was a really great weekend!

The view from our hotel room:

Brooke driving the race car!

Reilly with Stitch:
Reilly waiting in line for Space Mountain:

Daddy and Reilly on Astro Orbiter:
Daddy singing songs with Brooke on Tom Sawyer's Island:

Mommy on the People Mover with the girls:

BLAST FROM THE PAST...Mommy on the People Mover with the girls in January 2009:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Shabbat Stars

Reilly and her Pre-K class were Shabbat Stars on Friday. She has talked about it for two weeks and ran around the house singing. She was so excited!! What it meant was that during weekly Shabbat, they got to get up on stage and sing a song. They did a great job and were all smiling from ear to ear! The video didn't come out fabulous, but Reilly is the one on the far right.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tonight's Gonna be a Good Night

Reilly's favorite song! She loves to sing in the car with daddy, and often comes home singing new songs, this one has become a favorite - she sings it often!