Friday, November 30, 2007


We are signing off for the week, as it is almost Shabbos Kodesh! The kids are freshly bathed and dressed in their finest, the food is warming in the oven and the table is set. Here's a picture of the kids sharing an erev Shabbos snack. Gut Shabbos!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Our week so far

Miri missed school and was home sick on Monday, poor thing. Thank goodness we have a small collection of videos for emergencies!

Tuesday we went to the library after nap time and had a lot of fun playing with all of the toys there. Chaim met another baby his age and they played in the baby room (when he wasn't escaping to go climb on top of the nearby tables). He loves pushing the cars around the floor and pulling the magnetic letters off of the white board. Miri picked out some books about trucks and street signs to take home with us.

Wednesday we had an uneventful day, B"H. The kids played nicely together in the afternoon and and then we went to visit our neighbors for a little play time. Chaim started saying "Mah-mee" instead of "Mah-Mah" and I think he started calling Miri "Meh-Meh" but I'm not quite sure yet.

Miri is in nursery school at the moment and Chaim is taking his morning nap. I think I'll go eat some breakfast.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Lazy Sunday

We were fortunate to have our good friends, Bentzion and Meira Gelfand stay over with us on Motzei Shabbos. We had a very nice visit with them before they headed back to Passaic this morning. Saba joined us for dinner and we tried the new Dougie's on the Run. Not bad!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


We hope everyone has an enjoyable day off and some good food to eat! We are here at Fogel Central, just relaxing and enjoying the day together (plus there is nowhere to go that's open). Tomorrow we plan to have a Thanksgiving-style meal for our Friday night Shabbos seuda.

Monday, November 19, 2007

More dentition

Tooth #6 has arrived, with two more waiting in the wings! Chaim is taking it like a real man - stoic for the most part, with a little bit of crying for good measure.

Miri has a short week of school, she and Avi are both off Thursday and Friday. I wonder if anything is open on Thursday for us to do.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

More walking

Chaim walked 6 steps in a row today. This is a big leap from the 2-3 steps he has been taking for 5 weeks now. Maybe soon he will stop wearing through the knees in his pants! Bubbie and I took the kids to the new location of Goldberg's Bagels for lunch while Avi is at the Raven's game with his coworkers. It's nice, and the menu is expanded, but it was still so crowded and we waited a long time for our delicious lunch.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Our trip to Charleston...

...was wonderful. We took a carriage ride through historic Charleston, we walked along the Harbor, we had a beautiful Shabbos at the Broad Street Guest House, and of course we went to Debbie and Alex's gorgeous wedding. Mazel Tov guys!

Additional pictures of our trip and the wedding

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Chaim had his one-year-old checkup today with the doctor -
Weight: 18 lbs 4 oz

Height: 29.5 inches

Head Circumference: 47 cm

He got 4 shots, 2 finger pricks and a blood draw.

He also got his 5th tooth today.

Baby Tylenol is our new best friend.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY CHAIM! We love you!!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who helped make Chaim's birthday party so special. Thank you for all of the beautiful toys; the children are having a great time with them!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

New Site

Team Fogel has decided to switch formats for our website! It is becoming too time consuming to update our html web page all of the time, so from now on we will be posting pics and information about the family on our new blog here. This will also allow everyone to see all previous entries, rather than only the current entry. Enjoy!