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Ezra Grossman, One Month Old

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Without further ado, we present 41 pictures of Ezra at 1 month old (along with some pictures of his friends), now in the photo gallery!

Ezra, one month old

Yah, that's right-- ONE MONTH! Boom!

Behind the Scenes: One Month Photoshoot

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Indeed, GFW fans, we have completed Ezra’s One Month Photoshoot, which we will post another day. However, today we are pleased to release an unauthorized “Behind The Scenes” video of the Star Himself, during some downtime from his One Month Photoshoot. Check out this exclusive footage quickly—before they make us take it down! Now in the photo gallery.

Feats of Herculean Strength

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

We have all heard the (true?) stories of the mom who picked up a car that was trapping a child, or man who wrestles an alligator who stole his Bud Light. Well, ladies and gentleman, I present to you Ezra’s first feat of Herculean strength, performed at a MERE 12 DAYS OLD! Check out the video now!

Baby Lifting Car

This is not Ezra

Watch out, Justin Bieber

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Some of you may remember Avi’s first singing performance in the back of the car. For the past year, he has been training under the expert tutelage of some of the greatest pop music managers that the west coast has to offer–experts like Teacher Jill (Music Class), Jutta (from Stepping Up at Temple), and of course, Mom. We are proud to reveal the fruits of this labor. We present, at the ripe old age of two, Avi singing songs WITH words (we haven’t studied dancing yet, so he’s still performing in his natural surroundings). The video is now posted to the Photo Gallery.

Avi in twenty years?

Two Week Photoshoot

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

As Ezra turns one month old, we thought it would be a good time to publicly release his Two Week Photoshoot, now available in the Photo Gallery.

Two Week Old Photoshoot

Big Brother Ready to Hold, Not to Feed

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Avi has been thrilled to have Ezra around the house and he’s been a fantastic big brother, checking on Ezra when Avi wakes up in the morning, pointing out when Ezra is crying, adjusting Ezra’s swing, and even helping Ezra when his pacifier falls out. Mom and Dad are practically ready to resume date night and let Avi babysit Ezra. But then we shot this video of Avi holding Ezra and “drill and kill” Mommy took the opportunity to quiz Avi on Ezra’s dietary requirements.

He did not pass. Video evidence now in the Photo Gallery.

Best Big Brother EVER!

We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Over the past two weeks, we have felt like the luckiest people alive—not only because of the arrival of Ezra, but also because of the tremendous support we have had from loved ones from across the country. As (young!) parents, we often found it pretty exhausting to keep up with Avi, but we now know that that was just “Level One”! We really don’t know how we would have survived the first couple of weeks with both Avi and Ezra if we had had to do it alone.

But we never were alone. In this post, we wanted to offer a special thanks to those who traveled from far away to spend so much time just helping us out: Mimi and Zayda, Uncle Dave and Aunt Dara, and Aunt Lizzie. You all are the best family support that we could ask for, going above and beyond to lend your helping hands. Aunt Debbie, although local, also deserves a tremendous shout-out: she started putting in serious hours even before Ezra arrived, suffering a 3 AM wake-up call without complaint to race over to our house and watch Avi while we headed to the hospital to deliver Ezra. And we also enjoyed wonderful visits from our dear friend Rachael, Aunt Dara’s parents Stewie and Linda, and Aunt Amy, Uncle Rick, and Cousin Sam. We loved seeing you all and thank you so much for your help. Avi, in particular, loved all of the attention!

It really does take a village to raise a child, and city to raise two. We feel so fortunate to have such loving support racing to help create a city of support in our little apartment on our far edge of the country. We love you all so much and are thrilled to post a new photo album to the gallery with pictures of those who visited and helped us out during Ezra’s first days!

And the best part is that we’re looking forward to having more visitors soon! How lucky are we?!?!

Much Love and Many Many Thanks from San Francisco,
Joel, Holly, Avi, and Ezra

Ezra and Aunt Lizzie

Thanks for helping out my new parents!!