Sunday, November 30, 2008
As has become tradition, Daddy takes a picture for the road before we part ways. Can't wait to give thanks again! Although Grandpa is threatening to change it up and do prime rib next year. What a fowl idea!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
It was tough to do my monthly photo on the road but we made do with the only brown chair Grandma and Grandpa have. There wasn't enough room for the sign though so Grandma had to prop it up behind me. You get the point though... I'm getting bigger!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Flew down to Charleston, SC yesterday for Thanksgiving with the Neimans. Took a spin around town and checked out the Isle of Palms beach, which is only 20 minutes away from Grandma and Grandpa's House. As little orphan Annie said, "I think I'm gonna like it here!"
There was a guy flying this crazy 7-tiered kite. I was winded just watching.
Our tour of Charleston continued to downtown and Rainbow Row. This house wasn't part of that strip but made for a serviceable backdrop. I'll spare you the rest of the tour that included circling a park in Daniel Island about 15 times.
Charleston is full of interesting wildlife. We saw a crocodile chilling on a golf course in Daniel Island. We really weren't this close. Daddy was making full use of the 32x zoom on his camcorder (which he had to use all weekend after a certain someone dropped his camera at Mommy's 30th birthday blowout bash).
After a full day exploring Charleston, it was finally time for my first Thanksgiving dinner. Mommy brought out my turkey bib and teased me with a close up of the bird before stuffing me with formula and mashed potatoes. I'm so thankful to have such a loving family and so many (Facebook) friends.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Got to participate in a Goldman family tradition today -- the Lincolnwood Turkey Trot. Every year we all run/walk 5k together. My Great-Grandma Nicky (who my Hebrew name, Naima, is in memory of) used to run the 10k and always win first place for her age group (of course, she was always the only one in her age group). Grandma Nicky taught elementary school and used to take her class running every morning. Her motto was "keep it up, don't stop." That's what we try to do each year during the Turkey Trot. This year was no exception. Daddy didn't hit the 20 minute mark he was gunning for (which, btw, is well off Zayde's personal best of 17:55) and Great-Grandpa Irv ran into an old friend who slowed him down so, all around, it was a down year but we finished and that's all that matters.
After the race we went back to Bubbie and Zayde's for brunch. With Thanksgiving around the corner and all the attention I was getting, I was afraid they were gonna carve me up and eat me. What a fowl thought!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Mommy and Daddy brought in a professional photog today for some glamour shots. We started off with some pics in the flesh. This pose will come in handy when I'm pregnant and still posing nude...
The photog did a good job hiding my privates. After all this is a G-rated blog!
Not sure what expression this is. Cross between kissing and spitting, I guess.
Still haven't quite got the crawl down. Can prop up on my belly but no forward motion.
When it comes to living up to my karaoke potential, it's never to early to "Start Me Up."
In true Mick Jagger fashion, I switched over to harmonica without missing a beat.
We had to take a break to field calls from our agents.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Kate Campbell (my counting and riding pal) had her first birthday party today. Leo Spiegel took me as his date (that makes six so far) but, when we got there, it seemed like he had other intentions (anyone watch Big Love?)
I'm starting to cut a tooth and have been craving corn on the cob for the past 3 weeks ever since Daddy flaunted it in front of me at County Line Orchard. Fortunately, Kate had some lying around that she didn't mind sharing with me. Good thing High Fructose Corn Syrup is no worse for me than other natural sweeteners. (Disclosure: the Corn Refiners Association is one of Daddy's clients.)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Well, it's official... I will not know what it's like to live in a country that's never had an African American President. Looks like Daddy's campaigning in Florida and all the people that saw Leo's "Yo Mamma! Vote Obama" really made a difference. Now let's hope the new administration can do something about this economy as my college fund is already in the red and it's looking like Social Security will just be something I read about in my history books. Hmmm, there's a punchline in here somewhere... what's black and white and read all over?
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We had to say goodbye to Great-Grandpa Abe today and took one last pic for the road. We all huddled around his big brown chair (how did he know that's my favorite photo spot?) and somehow we managed to get one off with everyone looking at the camera and noone horsing around (although you really can't see where Uncle Noah and David's hands are!)
On our last day in Florida we all went for a boat ride to look at the big houses that line Palm Beach. Noah's friend, Sara, joined us. It was cool to meet her. Too bad she took my cue and decided not to look at the camera when we took this picture on the dock. Good thing noone in our family harbors any resentment.
It was a bit bright out there on the water. Of course, Mommy and Daddy didn't have my sunglasses the one time I actually needed them, unlike those other times when they just used them as props.
As you can see, Uncle Noah is experimenting with the goatee. We really run the facial hair gamut in this family.