# Monday, 06 May 2013

Two more pictures of Miriam

By popular request, here are two more pictures of the latest addition to the family.

First off, we have the loving father cuddling his daughter, who seems more interested in something on the ceiling!

Yoel cuddling his favourite (and indeed, only) daughter

Next we have a picture of Gittel with her arm around Miriam. This time, Miriam has taken her eyes away from the ceiling, and is now looking at something more interesting to the side.

Gittel with her arm around Miriam

One day we might even get a picture of her looking at the camera!

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# Monday, 25 June 2012

Gittel walking in her new shoes

Gittel shows her prowess at walking on Monday 25th June '12, about two weeks after she took her first steps. Towards the end of the video, we see her in her new shoes, bought later that same day.

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# Monday, 06 February 2012

Chaya Devoira and Gittel in a washing basket

Having a cuddle in a washing basket (two actually, but who’s counting?), Chaya Devoira smothered Gittel with kisses and hugged her as usual!

Chaya Devoira and Gittel in a washing basket

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# Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Gittel in a ball pool

A while back, we bought some play balls to make a ball pool for Chaya Devoira. As real ball pools are quite expensive (or so we thought at the time), we bought a small inflatable paddling pool to use instead.

Sadly, the paddling pool wasn’t very good, and deflated itself fairly quickly, leaving us without a ball pool. Still, the balls came into good use as we used to throw them at each other! This was one of the younger girls’ favourite pre-breakfast games, which usually ended up in “Let’s all pelt Daddy with balls” until the Boss came in told us to tidy up as it was time to get dressed!

Anyway, we recently discovered that Argos had some modestly priced ball pools, and so bought one of these as a replacement for the now-forgotten inflatable pool. This was a great success, mainly with Gittel. However, our 200 balls only covered the bottom of the pool, and didn’t really give enough depth for some serious play. So, we decided to invest in some more.

We proudly took possession of 300 more colourful plastic balls today, which almost filled the ball pool to the top. I plonked Gittel down into it, where she sank to her shoulders. However, she enjoyed it tremendously, and even managed to grin for the camera, whilst wearing Chaya Devoira’s new hat, which the Boss had decided to try on her to see how it fitted.

Gittel in a ball pool, wearing Chaya Devoira's new hat

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# Thursday, 01 December 2011

Major developmental milestones reached

We are proud to announce that both Chaya Devoira and Gittel have reached major milestones in their development.

Chaya Devoira has learnt to blow raspberries, and Gittel has learnt to suck her thumb!

We are proud Smile

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# Wednesday, 09 November 2011

Gittel giggling

Whilst the Boss was taking Gittel and Chana Liba upstairs to bed last night, Chana Liba started jumping around (nothing new there), which set Gittel giggling (nothing new there either). For some reason, Gittel started giggling even more than usual at Chana Liba, so I grabbed my camera, resulting in the following short video…

She was giggling a lot more than this, but she had calmed down somewhat by the time I managed to get the camera. Still, very cute all the same

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# Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Gittel in a new dress

The Boss bought Gittel a new dress, and we had a Grand Trying-On session today. Here is the result, with Gittel almost sitting up on her own (but not for very long)…

Gittel in her new dress

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# Thursday, 21 July 2011

Recent picture of Gittel

I just realised that I haven’t updated the blog for, ooh ages, and the most recent picture of Her Gittelness is somewhat out of date.

So, without further ado, we proudly present a slightly less out of date picture, that’s actually from the end of May, so about six weeks old. Ho hum, maybe one day I’ll catch up – maybe not!

Gittel - 31st May '11

Aww, ain’t she cute!

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# Monday, 28 March 2011

Gittel Silver

Following prolonged high-level discussions, we finally decided on a name sometime between Friday night and Shabbos morning, so I named the new baby in shul on Shabbos. She is now officially known as Gittel (Yiddish for “good” which seemed appropriate as she’s scrummy!), although gets called Rivka (by Simcha who had it in her head that we were going to call her Rivka and can’t shift the idea), “Little Gittel” by me (or just LG for short), “pitchkeli” (Yiddish term of endearment for someone small) when I want to wind up Nechoma Bryna, “the baby” by people who can’t remember her name, Chaya Devoira by those who get confused, etc.

Anyway, here is an up-to-date picture of her sleeping, which was taken around 2:30pm today…

Gittel sleeping

P.S. For those who didn’t notice, I turned the blog pink in honour of the occasion!

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# Thursday, 24 March 2011

Chaya Devoira gives the new baby a kiss

Chaya Devoira just toddled in to see her Mummy, who had just finished feeding the new baby. Interested to see what was going on, Chaya Devoira climbed up onto the bed and peeked at her new sister.

Knowing what an affectionate girl she is, the Boss put the baby on Chaya Devoira’s knee for a cuddle. Chaya Devoira immediately planted a bit, wet smacking kiss on the baby’s head (see the left-hand picture below).

Chaya Devoira gives the new baby a kiss

In the right-hand picture, Chaya Devoira is having her hair taken out of her eyes, where it flopped after the administered the kisses. She had just come out of the bath (and wasn’t really dressed, but had a dress over her pyjamas to see if it fitted), and so had floppy hair. I included the second picture as you can see more of the baby!

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# Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Mazel tov! A new baby!

With thanks and praise to Hashem Yisborach, we at the Smile Gemach are delighted to announce the safe arrival of a brand new baby girl…

The new baby

She was born yesterday (22nd March ‘11) at 9:32am, after a difficult, but thankfully not too prolonged labour. She weighed 5lbs, 15ozs which, whilst not big by normal standards, is about average for a Silver. B”H, she seems to be healthy and well.

They came home this afternoon, tired but happy. Predictably, everyone is over the moon with their new sister, especially Shayna Brocho, as the baby was born on her birthday!

We will be making a kiddush at home after davenning for anyone who is able to come.

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