Thursday, February 25, 2010


Well, not really. Here Miles and I are just SOFT (Sitting On the Floor Texting).

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Exactly 1 year and 9 days ago, we posed for this same photo. As you can see, a lot has changed. Grandpa's lost a lot of weight. Grandma's gotten more fashionable. The swing has been replaced with a kitchen. We keep our window shades at half mast to let light in for the plants. And I'm almost as tall as Bubbie! I guess some things never change though. Zayde still looks the same and I think he's even wearing the same pants!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010


Today we went to the unveiling of Great-Grandpa Abe's gravestone and took a quick detour to West Palm Beach afterwards. I miss but his memory lives on thru this blog and my puns. I think he would've used the caption "This picture is a bit grain-y."

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Finally, after all the suspense (and, by suspense, I mean months of blog lag-time, not any last minute bride/groom cold feet or anything), Uncle Noah and Aunt Sara's wedding day arrived! After putting on my flower girl dress, I got some practice in at the hotel so I'd be ready to walk down the aisle.

At the temple, I posed for a quickie with my other aunts (Goldman aunts, that is) before the ceremony that would officially make Aunt Sara my last aunt. Unless, of course, Auntie Em marries a woman.

Zayde got a little warmup in before the hora!

I helped Uncle Noah clean the floors a bit before the guests arrived.

When I first saw Aunt Sara's beautiful dress, I was mortified. I thought I'd be the only one wearing white!

Great-Uncle Phil takes the best pics!

Bubbie and I kept Aunt Sara company while she greeted her guests during the Tish. Even though Aunt Sara is beaming, I couldn't help wondering if the men were having more fun on their side.

Aunt Sara let me borrow her throne for a few pics. Pay no attention to the $2 sandals.

Aunt Sara taught me the meaning of "tzneus" -- it means modesty. Silly me showing up in a sleeveless dress.

The cardigan didn't last long though (gotta show off the pipes!) and I began my search for something to carry down the aisle.

Hmm, maybe this will do.

I got in a few last practice walks.

When it was time for the real thing though, I got a little stage fright.

So Mommy had to help me make my way.

Uncle Noah and Aunt Sara were hot on my heels. I ducked off to the side and they made their way up to the Chuppah. Then I think they got lost cuz they walked in circles for 7 times before deciding where to stand.

After the ceremony, it was time to boogie. Bubbie and I did a hora-fying dance.

After an hour of dancing, I was worn out and Mommy and Daddy took me to the playroom.

Uncle D stopped by to size me up for some nicer looking shoes than my cheap-o sandals. Geez, Uncle D really is obsessed with my feet.

After a while, even Aunt Sara needed a break from all the dancing.

What an amazing Valentine's Day. As much as it pained me to be away from Leo J on his birthday, this was one VD I'll never forget. (That sound you hear is Daddy biting his tongue.)

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Today we went to another sciency museum. This time we met up with Sara and Ryan. My excitement was bubbling over!

Ryan thought this place really blew!

Sara roped us in to all sorts of activities.

I was really a tractor-ed to this ride.

Cousin Rob kept pulling my chain.

Rockabye Baby on the Chairtop...

...when the faintest wind blows, down will come Ellie!

After the Party, It's the Hotel Lobby

After a few fun-filled days in Orlando, we drove down to Fort Lauderdale for Uncle Noah and Almost-Aunt Sara's wedding. Aunt-T didn't waste any time breaking out the champagne...

...and, sure enough, a Girls Gone Wild video broke out!

Oh this must be one of those wierd toe fettish vids!

Luckily, Uncle D was able to contain himself from going for Mommy's toes!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Strange Brew

Today we went to the Orlando Science Museum or something like that. Truth is, I'm about 5 months behind on the blog so my memory's a little fuzzy and I can't remember what this place was called-rin. (Get it... cauldron?!?)

Shark Bait

Daddy though the T-Rex looked hungry. I mean you can see his ribs and everything! Make no bones about it.

Mad Hatter

As Leo J and I continued to play house, he never failed to find new ways to entertain me. Gotta tip my hat to him!

Windy City

Turns out Chicago is only called the Windy City because of some hot-aired politicians. Orlando is the true windy city!

Now can you tuck my cheeks back in, Mommy?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Which Knee? Oh, Disney!

Today we went to the Magic Kingdom. In the parking lot on the way in, I was so excited I could barely contain myself!

I just loved Main Street. All the people and buildings. I couldn't take my eyes off... my snack trap.

It's a Small World was pretty cool. They even had a pre-enactment of Uncle Noah and Almost-Aunt Sara's wedding!

Unfortunately, the ride was broken the day we were. There was something wrong with the record player. It kept playing the same song over and over and over. And sometimes in gibberish.

I felt right at home in this Ellie-phant.

Matt and Leo aren't as dumb-o as they look!

Daddy is always embarrassing me with his dancing and freestyling. He just has no shame... stilt, to this day!

Before we left, we tried for one more picture in front of the castle. This time we were all looking at the camera but the bozos we got to take the pic decided it was more important to get the whole castle in the frame then be able to see our faces. Another good nose picking wasted! Well, you know what they say... you can pick people to take pictures of you picking your nose but...