Saturday, July 25, 2009

Eew, eww - gross!!!

Look at that face - does it look like the face of someone who could do anything wrong?

Oscar has a new pastime - eating Adah's dirty cloth and disposable diapers. I know gross!!! He tipped over the garbage can in our bedroom and ate part of a disposable diaper and busted open a bag of dirty cloth diapers in the garage to eat part of another dirty diaper. Luckily it doesn't seem to have caused him much internal distress. Let's hope it was just a one time thing and he doesn't do it again!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Desperately seeking blog help

I started trying to upload pictures from Israel, but I can't!!! I can't figure out how to make iphoto and blogger work together nicely (I'm using a mac). I seem to have managed to do it in the last post, but for the life of me I can't do it today. Email me if you can help!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

And we're back!

Hopefully... Now that we're having a baby (surprise if you haven't heard yet!) I've decided to try and post at least once a week (we've all heard that before!) So, here's the first post of 2009. We have 1200 pictures from Israel (literally), so I need to do some harsh editing and choose just a couple to put up here. Look for that next week! In the meantime, here's a picture I took today to tide you over in the meantime.

24 weeks, 6 days

I hope everyone had wonderful holidays and a great new year. Here's looking forward to a 2009 full of new things!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Holy moly there was just an earthquake - the first one I've really felt since we moved here. And boy did it scare the living daylights out of me. There was swaying and shaking and what did I do - um, just stood there. I'm definitely going to have to work on that... Oh, and if you're wondering, the dog is not good at predicting earthquakes.

Here's the info:

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Dog pictures and a video

Due to a lack of real content, we're showing dog pictures and videos today.

Some nights when Isaac and Oscar come back from their walk, Oscar is crazy! (sorry for the sideways-ness of the video. I don't know how to rotate it. It does rotate about half way through though.) That roll over in the very end is very uncharacteristic of Oscar. He's never rolled over on his own.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Hiking with Oscar - or another excuse to show pictures of the dog

We took Oscar on his first hike yesterday - he seemed to like it a lot, especially when we let him run around in this pond.
Unfortunately we forgot about ticks and didn't realize that he had collected some along the way until 12:30 am last night. Luckily he is well treated with tick and flea medicine. He also saw his first horse on the hike - the dog was better behaved than the horse!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Summary of the week

Isaac and I went to our first CERT class last night (Community Emergency Response Team). Isaac wants to eventually do search and rescue and this is his first step. If there is really an emergency though, there is no way I could let him go help the community while I sat at home and twiddled my thumbs. Moving from DC, where terrorism is always on your mind to Northern California, where earthquakes are now my #1 fear, this class will help me be ready and able to help in an emergency instead of freaking out. The class is pretty fun. Here's some of what we did last night - built 5 foot towers out of 40 sheets of paper, tape and cardboard. Isaac and I were on separate teams.

Here's my team's tower.
Here's Isaac's team's tower.
That piece of paper says Team 2's Tower.

To make up for those boring pictures, here are some cute dog pictures.
We enrolled him in a Grumpy Pup class, which treats dogs with dog-dog aggression issues, because we've found he is afraid of other dogs and tends to lunge and snarl at them when they try to sniff him. He was actually able to meet a couple of dogs at the trainer's and interact with them, which was quite impressive. We've had our first class, but it was without the dog. Next weekend we'll be taking him with us. The trainer said he is a very mild case and we should be able to let him off leash by the end of the class. Yeah!!!

The other big event of the night was Passover. We actually had 2 seders this year - one on Saturday in Santa Cruz with Isaac's parents at Isaac's cousin's house in Santa Cruz and the other at our house on Tuesday night with a college friend, her husband and two of their friends. Since I don't have a job currently, I did the cooking - brisket, asparagus and chocolate and plain macaroons (brisket and macaroon recipes courtesy of my friend Martha). It turned out pretty well and was our first dinner party (ever - even in DC) and Passover seder. Can't wait for next year's seder.

That's it so far for this week! The rest of the week involves hiking, bike riding and dog washing.