Monday, December 3, 2012

Baby's First "Berishki"

We couldn't think of a better way to return to Ben's blog than with pictures of his first "Berishki" experience!

Mom rolled and cut the dough while Dad got everyone into a pre-dinner bath.
Pre-baked berishki waiting for the egg wash and oven.

We baked most and fried a few--just to compare. Since I'd used a "pastry" recipe for the dough that contained a full stick of butter (oh yes it did!), I was hesitant to fry...

While they were baking, Ben and Ella each ate a bowl full of the meat, onion, and potato filling. Nevertheless, Ben was all about sampling the finished product.

He could hardly wait, but luckily understood that they were "hot!" and needed to be cooled before taking the first bite.
Final tally: kids = 2 berishki apiece (Ben demanded to dip his in our vinegar even!); parents = not gonna admit how many

Friday, July 20, 2012

Walk this Way

It's true, what they say about the second child...he's gotta just go along for the ride!
This guy has some other ideas about that, though...he's born to ride his own way!
He got tired of depending on wheels, right around 14 months, he started walking with assistance...

During our visit to Chicago and St. Louis, Ben decided he needed less and less help walking.
So of course, as soon as he was walking on his own, what did we do? Put him to work, of course!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Birthday, Ben!

Our birthday boy was so sick for his first birthday, we didn't even try to sing to him. Even though he's been home with a high fever and an upset tummy all week, today we thought we'd waited long enough to celebrate (and, the cake just wasn't going to last any longer!).
 At first, Ben was about as sure of the cake as he's been about any food...tentatively, he poked at it...
 ...then poked at it some more...
...then promptly tossed it to the floor, which is where pretty much everything except about half a rice cake has ended up since Saturday, when Ben decided solid food was for the dogs (literally).
 (How did this get back up here??????)
 (Well, maybe just a taste...)
 (Damn, that's pretty good!)
 (Mmmmffff, really, mmmmfffff, really good!)
 Now, that's what a first birthday photo is supposed to look like!
 (Eh, maybe I'll toss some on the floor again, just because it's fun. All done!)
All told, Ben probably ate about two pieces of carrot cake. It's the most he's eaten since Saturday. Let's hope we don't have to see it again anytime soon!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ok, Fine, I'll Crawl Like Everybody Else

Just because he won't be walking on his own by his first birthday like his big sister did, doesn't mean he can't be crawling like she did! 
If he wants to be a part of the big kids' games, he's going to have to start to move like a big kid!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Who Says This Ain't Crawling?

So long as it gets me where I need to be...and wicked fast, too.

Sunday, January 22, 2012