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Archive for March, 2012

Fun Trip with the Persinger Family in San Diego

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

About a month ago, we packed up and flew South to sunny San Diego for a fun week with the Persinger family. We all rented a giant house with a patio in the back and co-habitated. We bbq’d, visited the playground, flew some kites, and generally pal’d around with Grandpa and Gigi, Aunt Robin, Uncle Mark, Aunt Liz, and cousins Jennah and Carson. We had so much fun that we’ve shared BOTH a video and a photo album, now in the Photo Gallery!

Fun in San Diego!

Lots of Fun in San Diego!

Ezra Turns One and Throws and Outrageous Bash

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Let all friends and family now hear this: we are done counting by months in this household, for Ezra has turned One! To celebrate, we went a little crazy and Mommy threw Ezra one heck of a Dr. Seuss-themed party.

Our two boys dressed for the day
With shirts that matched, as one would say
Ezra was Thing Two, and Avi, Thing One
As friends and family joined the fun.

We ate some cake and played some ball
while Dad took pictures of it all
and when the day was finally done
how many pictures? Four Hundred One!!

We chose instead to cut them down
so website visitors would not frown.
But pics alone felt incomplete
To capture such a lovely treat

So click on over, and you will see
a surprise for you, in the Gallery:
BOTH a video and some photos there
Of all the fun we’d like to share.

We’ve memorialized it all for our young son
Images of the day that he turned One
We dream that someday, he’ll reflect and know
That we did our best and tried to show
That having us as ‘rents was “rad”…
Happy Birthday, Ezra! Love, Mom and Dad.

Ezra Turns One

Things One and Two with Mom, Dad, and Aunt Debbie

Ezra’s Twelve Month Photoshoot

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

…is now posted in the Photo Gallery.

Ezra's Twelve Month Photoshoot

Bring on my second year!

Midlife Challenges

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Avi has reached a new phase in his life: he recently turned three. Like a ton of bricks, it hit him that three is halfway to six and, as we all know, age six is pretty much the beginning of the end. It is therefore not too surprising that Avi had some mixed emotions during his third birthday week. It was a week comprised of some good times, certainly—lots of cupcakes, balloons, and jumping around—but also some challenging moments, as the weight of the world began to press upon Avi’s small shoulders. Fortunately, Avi had some good friends and family with him throughout the week to support him. We have captured the wide range of emotions in a thorough Photo Album, now posted in the Photo Gallery.

Avi Turns Three

I just thought, you know, I'd be in a different place by the time I hit the big Oh-Three...

Ezra Ivan, Puzzle Master

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Following in the footsteps of his big brother before him, Ezra has begun to explore puzzles and is mastering them in no time. Check out the new video in the Photo Gallery, which captures Ezra dominating the puzzle as if it were a mere child’s toy, and also includes an added surprise…

Ezra masters the puzzle

Give me something harder!

Ezra on Two Feet!

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Inspired to help the Patriots less-than-stellar running game, and thanks to a thoughtful gift from some loving aunts, uncles, and cousins, Ezra has been cruising around the house on his own two feet. You can now see this tremendous progress for yourself thanks to a new video now posted in the Photo Gallery. Next up, we’ll hand Ezra a pigskin and see if Avi can tackle him.

Ezra with his walker

Next, I'll be running through linebackers!