Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Holiday Brunch

This year we decided to start a new holiday a brunch for our friends in the neighborhood. After much planning and organizing, it turned out wonderful.

Here is Gandalf getting comfortable the night before....YES! That is where the bagels go. But don't worry, we turned over the purple napkin before we put the bagels in :)

Here is the food all ready the next morning. The blueberry blintz souffle was the big hit (thanks for the idea MOM, its making a come back).

From left to right - Laura's latkes, ham and cheese mini frittatas, blueberry blintz souffle and Hillary's cinnamon rolls. (not shown - Mimosas!)

Not to be outdone, Lavi put on her own show. Here is Robyn working her training magic.

She is our own red-nosed reindeer.

We love hosting brunch because it is informal and it allows you to enjoy the rest of the day.

One more picture of the group.

Left to right - Matt, Robyn, Hillary, Bumper, Susan, Doug, Laura, Marv, Suzanne and Rex.

We are very lucky to have such a great group of people in the neighborhood. Especially since Lavi is friends with all of their dogs - 7 to be exact.

Gandalf goodies

He is about 6 months now and he is a hoot. Here are some gems.



Pooping is the other thing he does but you probably don't need a picture of that :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

On the first night of Hannukah... parents gave to me

Yes, a New Jersey Devils snuggie :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

What's been going on

I did not realize it has been so long since I updated the blog...sorry to all my loyal followers..all 3 of you :)

I have been working a few days a week on the Oregon state H1N1 hotline helping the nice people of this state locate vaccinations - when available. Most people are very nice and appreciative but there are always a few exception who can ruin your day. I am also working on my holiday cards and will post them once they have gone out in the mail.

Matt is doing better and getting stronger. He even helped out our friends Bumper and Hillary lay some ceramic tile in their new bathroom. Here he is with Bumper showing off their handy work.

Little Gandalf is growing so fast. He is an active teenager right now and we have been forced to pull out the squirt bottle. He never knows what hits him. Here he is "nursing" on his favorite green blanket. Anytime we sit with this blanket, he is up in our lap purring and and sucking the blanket. Weird but cute.

Lavi is still the best big sis ever, even with the little guy chewing on her jowls.

One last thing - YEAH MARTY BRODEUR! and his 103 shutout tonight against the Buffalo Sabres, which ties him for the most ever. It was very nerve wracking. You can't imagine how slow the clock goes during the last 5 minutes of the game.