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Monday, August 14, 2006

Ok, so its been a while, and for that we apologize, but at least this way, we have lots to say!
So let's jump right into the WMDN (What Maayan does now)...Maayan can identify many parts of her body, and is usually proud to show them off when asked. Cathy seems to teach her something new every day, so if you have any requests send them to her. Maayan is on the brink of walking, she stands on her own with little problem, and a couple times, Maayan has almost taken steps, but either chickened out at the last second, or lost her balance and gotten scared.

Last Shabbos was Maayan's 1st Birthday! Its crazy how time flies. It seems like just yesterday that I started this blog. Maayan didn't seem to really notice her birthday, despite all of the wonderful friends and family who called to wish her well and send their best. But she certainly enjoyed playing the with the cards!

Cathy and Maayan are doing very well, and are making lots of friends in the park. They often have playdates with other little kids, and Maayan usually plays very nicely. Lanie, Maayan and I were in the park on shabbos and figured that there were probably lots of little kids that Maayan knows there that we don't! So we found one that we recognized from the pictures Cathy takes and introduced ourselves to her and her father. It was a scintillating conversation...

Us: So we hear our kids and babysitters are friends
Him: yeah

Maayan and the other little girl then proceeded to touch each others faces (read: "play") and a good time was had by all.

Maayan is certainly growing, Lanie even put away more of her clothing because it was actually getting too small on her. We're both VERY excited to find out how much she's grown when she goes to the Dr. later this week. On shabbos morning, Lanie noticed that Maayan had 2 new teeth! That brings the total to 8! That explains why she's been drooling like crazy recently.

On Shabbos Lanie took Maayan to the playground at 7am for her first of 4 trips on the day! But we didn't mind since the weather was so beautiful, and Maayan certainly loves being outside (when its nice out).
In some non-Maayan notes, Lanie and I had a productive day this past Sunday. We built our bookcases which meant Lanie was able to unpack almost all of the rest of the boxes! We almost look moved in, and its only taken a couple months... not too bad. And of course now that we have bookcases, Maayan has (there I go again talking about the kid) a new place to cause trouble...The only major piece of new furniture that still needs to be built is the wall cabinet in the kitchen and I'm not going to build that until I know I have someone to help me hang it. From what I've heard the building's handyman isn't quite so handy, so I might ask the shul's handyman to help me. We've heard that he's good.

I'm sure there are tons of things that we're missing, but that's what we get for waiting So long to post. We'll try to be better going forward, but no promises!


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