Saturday, October 11, 2008
Being back home, but with a baby in tow......
It was so strange picking up our luggage and then going through the doors to the arrivals pick-up lounge with Aviv and Emiro. I felt.... so grown up? playing a part? Kind of like an out of body experience. Within seconds I saw mom waving from the audience, and then she ran up to us and immediately took Aviv from my arms and kissed her. It was heart warming and I continued to wheel our luggage / stroller / car seat with Emiro towards dad. We sat down at the airport cafe area and enjoyed coffee for an hour before starting the 1 1/2 hour car ride from Ben Gurion Airport to Haifa.
At home, meeting her auntie Leore for the first time:
Hanging out with my parents, waiting for my sister Shira to arrive:
Snuggling with Auntie Shira:
Falling asleep in her arms:
The following day we had a couple family member drop by to meet Aviv (we had a bigger party planned that weekend) - my aunts and grandparents were too impatient to wait, not that I can blame them!
With my grandma & Aunt Rivka:
With Aunt Simi:
Grandma & cousin Oren
We also went to visit one of my best friends - Sandy, and her husband Arie:
Getting smiles from Cupcake!
And she gets kisses in return:
Showing off her iron grip on Sandy's finger:
We were watching the opening of the Olympics here:
Later that evening Shira picked us up and we drove to Aunt Simi's place to celebrate her birthday.
Aviv's great grandparents:
Shira taking Aviv's fingers out of her mouth:
This picture makes my heart sing:
As you can see, she got loads of attention and was not allowed to be in my arms:
We went a bunch of times with my parents to the mall, where they went crazy and bought Aviv a million toys. She's becoming so much more observant and alert that she's starting to react to the toys we show her:
Getting burped by Emiro after a BF session at the Greg coffee shop in Horev Mall:
Different day, different coffee shop:
My cousin Roxanne came to visit from England, so we go together one evening:
We started carrying Aviv face forward in the Baby Bjorn- she has such great head control now:
We had a party at my parents house for close family members -- everyone got to meet Aviv and she loved all of the extra attention:
Aviv had a blow up poop in the middle, so like a little diva she had an outfit change :)
Posing for a couple of cameras:
Someone is getting tired:
A beautiful series of photos (please excuse my dad's hairy legs, though!!!!!!!)
Getting bathed by Shira and my mom at the end of a (very!) tiring day of being passed around between family members:
LOTS MORE TO COME!!!!