Sunday, November 12, 2006


Thanksgiving is coming and so is my mom. We are very excited to have her in NY for her first time during a holiday. It will be Brody's first so it is very fitting that it will be my mom's also. She will be staying with us for a week and I am planning to have as much fun as we can in such a small amount of time. We are planning on spending this special day at The Abel-Bey's house with family and friends. I had the privilege of having my sister Christie here one year and now I get to have my mom.

Ben had his directorial debut with a staged reading, "WQED." He did a wonderful job and so did the actors. Ben should be very proud of himself. He hopes that this will allow him to do another or even a one act play. It was great to see him so excited about his work. There is nothing better than working on something that you are passionate about.

I thought this might be the first of his productions that I would have to miss. However I have been blessed to have a friend (Nicola) who rushed to my house after work just so I could attend. God knows it is hard to leave your baby for the first time but I am able to do so because of the wonderful person Nicola is.

Brody is 5 months tomorrow. He has become quite the cutie. He loves to smile and will charm just about anyone by giving them a smile and a giggle. He loves to be on his belly and rolls from front to back and back to front over and over. He also likes to scoot and I am predicting that he will be crawling by next month. He is very strong and quite the go getter. He broke his first tooth through about a week ago. It was a bit earlier than I had hoped for. Just when I was super confident in breastfeeding, I am now terrified that he will chomp down while eating. I have some wonderful friends who have given me great advice and we are doing much better now. He is what we call our little holiday roast. He is quite the chunk and as you can see, he has cheeks that you can't help but sink your lips into.

Coolidge has started school for the first time. He had a rough start but is doing much better. He has been going for about 3 weeks now and only resists a little bit. He has a great teacher that he just adores. He brought home his first art project and we posted it on the refrigerator. He is so proud that he shows it to anyone who comes to the house. I have to admit during the first week and half I was ready to give up because of how hard it was on him. It is difficult to see your child cry because of fear. I am happy that I stuck it out because he has grown up so much just in 3 weeks.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. We wish you the best holiday. I hope that all of you that read this blog leave a comment of what you are giving thanks for this year. Of course I give thanks for my family but I am also giving thanks for having my mom with us. Anybody who knows my mom knows how much she hates to travel. That is why I am very thankful for her coming across the country to be with us.