Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Four Generations of Fun

"Kenneth W. Wachter, the chairman of the department of demography at the University of California, Berkeley, has estimated that by 2030, more than 70 percent of 8-year-olds will likely have a living great-grandparent. It is a phenomenon that Kevin Kinsella, the head of the Aging Studies branch of the United States Census Bureau, has referred to as a great-grandparent boom."
Well, Jude is just one of three great-grandchildren benefiting from this great-grandparent boom...especially the celebration part! It's Pop-Pop's 95th birthday and four generations came on this special day to be with Pop-Pop, and wish him many more to come! I don't know who was more tickled to see the other, but Jude and Pop-Pop seemed to get quite a kick out of their time together.
And big kudos go out to Jude for his willingness to put down the cupcake long enough to snap some great pictures, for a memorable day!
P.S. Jude is also available for weddings, graduations and bar-mitzvahs!
P.S.S. How many of you are already into 4th generation families? We'd love to hear about it!
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Happy 95th, Pop!
Bubbie and Jude...Elliot was there, too!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Three Month Old Milestones

If he's sleeping and we know it shout, "Hooray!" Hooray!... But please, not too loud. After all, mommy just got Elliot to sleep.
I can't believe my new grandson is almost three months old already!  And when Elliot is in the "wide awake" position, this little honey coos, laughs, and tries his hardest to hold his head up, and turn onto his stomach!
"This is the stage that child psychiatrist Margaret Mahler referred to as “hatching,” when babies come out of their “shells” and begin to react and relate to the world around them." 
What fun!
Bubbie and Elliot and Mommy, too!
Please share your grandchildren's milestones...at any
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Little Miss Sunshine

"Babies can quickly suffer the short- and long-term damage of sunburn and heat stroke, so keeping your baby safe in the sun is crucial."
I love seeing Little Miss Katie enjoying the great outdoors, and I'm thrilled to see she's always dressed for the occasion! Love the hat!
Thought I'd share a few related links for keeping our kidlets protected from the heat...and a walk down memory lane.
~Just loved the punch flavored ice cubes my mom would make for all the neighborhood kids in the middle of a hot, summer day growing up in Philly!~
Bubbie and Katie!
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Monday, June 18, 2012


I am smiling because you are my brother, I am laughing because there is nothing you can do about it! ~Unknown~
Oh, brothers! I sure can relate to this quote. Being one of five, it was 2 plus a 3-ring-circus growing up in my home...and I loved it.  I do expect Jude and Elliot to have quite the collection of never-to-be-believed stories to share with their children. 
Great fun for all,
Bubbie, Jude and Elliot, too!
P.S. Have you any good tips for helping siblings grow fond of one another? If so, please share!
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Jude Goes To Preschool!

Behind the wheel of this very fine truck is the one and only "Jude," taking on preschool, one toy at a time!
There was a bit of apprehension the first week, but it looks like Jude noticed the fun, and decided to climb on board! 
Bubbie and Jude!

P.S. We would love to hear about your preschool experiences with your little ones!
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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Reading is Fun!

Hmm...I think she's got it!
See Katie see daddy read! 
See Katie read, too! 
At just 10 months Katie is already getting the message...Reading is comforting and fun! 
When my kids were little I created a small reading corner consisting of a few colorful, over sized pillows sitting next to baskets and a low shelf filled with age appropriate books. Please share your stories for encouraging your little ones to read!
Bubbie, Katie and Katie's daddy!
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