Monday, November 29, 2010

Odin and Great Grandma Leah

For Thanksgiving we were fortunate to have a special visit by Great Grandma Leah! Great Grandma Leah gave Odin lots of special attention and they got along fabulously.

She read stores to him, gave him kisses, and played peak-a-boo with a napkin at dinner!

Bubbe joined us for T-Day as well and helped to keep Odin entertained while Momma cooked T-day dinner. Bubbe is really good at arts and crafts. Odin and Bubble cut, pasted and colored pictures. The day after Thanksgiving we took Odin to Monkey Joe's for some hardcore fun! Odin loves climbing, jumping and SLIDING!!!!!

Especially with Daddie!

And just a very cute picture of Odin playing with his trains...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Richmond Visit

This past weekend Momma and Odin spent some time with Bubbe in Richmond while Daddie went hunting in Vermont with Uncle Jeff and Uncle Brandon.

Odin was terribly sad he didn't get to go hunting with the men, but quickly reassessed the situation when he and Bubbe started playing piano! Bubbe taught Odin about the black and white keys and to only use his fingers on the piano (no elbows, feet or other objects!;-) After playing piano Momma pulled out a special surprise for Odin; a pair of big boy scissors! Odin loves cutting and boy did he love the scissors!

Every night Daddie spoke with Odin on the phone. When the phone would ring Odin would run to it, pick it up, and say, "Hello Daddie!" It was difficult for Momma to get a chance to talk with Daddie because Odin wouldn't give up the phone! In addition to playing piano, cutting with scissors and talking on the phone Odin learned some Jewish traditions. He went to an Orthodox Bluegrass music jam (and sat still for an entire hour while starring intently at the guitar players)...every time they stopped playing he would yell, "More!" Odin also went to Saturday morning services and helped the Rabbi by bringing Thomas Trains onto the Bima where the Rabbi was conducting services. The Rabbi gently gave them back to Odin and Momma encouraged him back down to the pews.

All the play wore Odin out! He passed out on Bubbe for a long nap!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Visit to NY & NJ

We took a trip up north at the end of October for Odin's Great-Grandma Kaufman's 80th birthday party. While there he and his cousin Aaron went on a hiking adventure through the bushes. We also stopped in NJ to visit with family. Odin got to meet Grandma Cathy's ceramic pig "Samantha". He had lots of fun going for a ride! At a social gathering at grandma Cathy's we got to see lots of family and dad's long-time friends Jon and Al and thier families. There was a lot of playing going on that night! We were also able to stop by and see grandpa Jim in southern NJ. Odin got to help pull the rope to hang up a new American flag on the flagpole.