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Archive for April, 2011

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Young Ezra (now 11 weeks old) continues to learn new tricks every day. He is smiling at people, he is growing stronger, and he’s becoming an expert at grabbing dangly soft animals from his activity gym. A couple of weeks ago, though, he learned his best trick yet: Monkey See, Monkey Do. Watch in this new video how he can make Auntie Debbie stick out her tongue repeatedly!

Monkey See Monkey Do

Monkey See Monkey Do

Building Barns and Fire Engines

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Last April (one year ago), we wrote a post called “Puzzle Master” that linked to a video of Avi assembling his first wooden puzzles. After that, he graduated to iPad puzzles. More recently, we’ve switched him back to the analog stuff with some puzzles we thought might be a bit more challenging.

When presented with these new challenges, Avi laughed in our general direction. Indeed, he almost seems to mock us by speaking his thinking aloud (whether we are in the room or not) as he effortlessly assembles the fire truck or barn. We have published both a (short) slideshow and 3 (longer) videos of the Puzzle Master at Age 2.

Avi Assembles the Fire Engine Puzzle

C'mon, you got something CHALLENGING?

Soccer Phenom?

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Pele, Maradona, Beckenbauer, Beckham. The names of some of the greatest footballers of all time may someday be joined by another: Grossman. At one point in time, our family pinned our hopes for international soccer greatness on Uncle David. And while he certainly made quite a name for himself throughout the Eastern US competitive leagues (and certainly much more than Daddy Joel), he ultimately chose a different path in life. Therefore, the new athletic hopes for this family now rest with Avi Grossman. Begining this month his talent is on display every Sunday in Noe Valley as part of Soccer Tots—and the international scouts battle the strollers all along the sideline to catch a glimpse of this someday-phenom. You can catch your own glimpse from the comfort of your computer. Scouting photos and videos now in the Photo Gallery.

Avi at Soccer Tots

Daddy was no match! Who's next?!?

Ezra Turns Two Months Old

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Earlier this month, “Baby Brother” turned two months old and, of course, we have his Two Month Photo Shoot, now in the Photo Gallery!

Ezra, Two Months Old

I wonder what the next two months will bring...

While Daddy is Away, Mommy, Avi, and Ezra Play… with friends!

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Daddy’s travel schedule has been hectic for work, so Mommy, Avi, and Ezra decided to seize the opportunity to have some friends come and visit. First, while Daddy was in Orlando, Mommy’s friend Rachael came to visit with her daughter Elsa. Then, the following week, while Daddy was in Europe, Aunt Liz and Cousin Henry came to visit. Everyone had so much fun—music classes, painting, school, and even the zoo! We have uploaded a new video (actually, 3 videos) AND a photo album to the photo gallery! Enjoy!

SF Zoo with Aunts Liz and Debbie and Cousin Henry